Chicago, for people who want something different

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Why visit Chicago? For a start, it’s called Chica-GO, not Chica-DON’T-GO. Booo… I know. Terrible joke. Nevertheless, ever since the arrival of the first non-indigenous settlers in the 1780s, people have been attracted to the city on the shores of Lake Michigan for multiple reasons, and the population has grown from literally a handful of people who probably knew each other by name, to an estimated 10 million people now living in the wider Chicago metropolitan area. That’s not bad going. 

We’re going to go into the reasons to visit Chicago in just a moment, but first a friendly reminder that travellers to big cities may run into issues over car accidents and personal injury (due to the hustle and bustle of such packed streets). That’s why, before you travel, you should take note of what to do if you run into such difficulties. For example, check out a PI lawyer who has offices in Chicago

And now we’re going to get to some of the reasons to visit Chicago for people who want something different from their trip. 

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a natural history museum that was founded in 1857, and the attractions and exhibits have only improved and become more exciting since then – although some of the original exhibits are still in operation, including the City Science house, Butterfly Haven, Water Lab, and Wilderness Walk. 

Without a shadow of a doubt, the most talked about attraction is the butterfly house, with over 200 species of butterfly peacefully flip-flapping around visitors as they stroll. Admittedly, if you have a fear of butterflies, this could be just about the last thing on earth on which you’d wish to spend your time, but for everyone else it’s like something out of a surreal movie. 

Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo is also known as the Chicago Zoological Park. Spanning 216 acres and housing over 450 animals, the zoo is one of the city’s iconic attractions that finds its way onto most tourists’ to-do lists. 

This state of the art zoo was the first in America to house a Giant Panda, and current exhibits are nothing short of ‘must-see’. There’s big cats, rhinos, giraffes, and croc’s, for example. But the two things that make the zoo perhaps that little bit more special than most zoos is the dolphin exhibit and the gorilla enclosure. You certainly don’t get gorillas and dolphins at every zoo!

Chicago is a city of multiple attractions for all ages. From museums and zoos to much much more (including beaches!), this is one city you won’t want to miss out on your tour of the good ole US of A.

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