Interesting Things Chicago Is Known For

Spread in an ever-widening semi-circle on Lake Michigan, Chicago holds many attractions for its residents and visitors all year round.

There is no “down” season, the city has something to enjoy the year around.

Chicago is almost squarely in the middle of the country, a place where all the railroads and freeways meet as they travel east and west.

Chicago is the third largest city in the nation, with a population of 2,705,994.

Chicago’s culture is typically described as “neighborhood based”. Strong ethnic populations, including the Germans, Irish, Mexican, Asian, Greek Italian and Polish, each of whom proudly observe traditions.

Many such events, such as the day long Guinness and Oyster Fest or the three-day festival in Greektown, draw tens of thousands of visitors.

Chicago, the City of Big Shoulders, is known for many things, but perhaps the most striking aspect for visitors is the magnificent downtown spread around Lakeshore Drive and the strong architectural sights that give the city a distinctly European feeling.

A unique draw is the large stretch of parkland right on the lake – Grant Park, Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Children’s Park being the main points of attraction.

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