“The Windy City” known for its distinctive downtown skyline and for the Lake Michigan waterfront is the place to visit for an array of cultural experiences, including some of the best museums in the country and entertainment choices. Add to that the great shopping and dining experiences to be found here, and this is a trip that your student group will enjoy and talk about long after the experience is over.
Our list includes some of the highlights of a visit to Chicago, but there is much more to see and do whether it is enjoying a Chicago Cubs or White Sox baseball game, seeing the Chicago Bulls shoot some hoops, or stopping at a local pizzeria for Chicago Deep-Dish! Take a look at some of the places we feel are ‘must-dos’:
The Field Museum of Natural History, founded in 1893, is a showcase for all things of nature and is noted for its quality scientific and educational displays.Your students’ imaginations will stretch as they move from the past, viewing mummies and dinosaur fossils, to the present as they learn about our modern conservation needs. An added bonus for music tour groups: you can perform here!
Willis Tower was completed in 1973 and originally called the Sears Tower. One of the most iconic buildings in Chicago, it is the second-tallest building in the United States and the 16th-tallest in the world. Those brave-at-heart people who wish to go to the top of this building will be rewarded with some of the best views of Chicago!
The Art Institute of Chicago is appealing to budding artists (and indeed, to everyone!) The variety of art exhibits from Ancient Civilizations to Modern Art and Photography can brings school lessons to life for your students. With the extensive collection of pieces of art to view, there is truly something here for everyone to enjoy.
The Navy Pier is a Chicago lakefront treasure that showcases live events for both Chicago residents and tourists. You may take a cruise on Lake Michigan from the pier, watch a concert, or find a bite to eat. Attractions here include the Centennial Wheel, Crystal Gardens indoor botanical park, and Amazing Chicago, a funhouse maze! The Navy Pier is a must-do when in Chicago!
The Shedd Aquarium is an indoor aquarium that has numerous exhibits that will help you escape to a Caribeean Reef or even The Amazon. There are ‘live-dives’ in the Caribbean Reef area, Shark feeding tour, and a Penguin Encounter. All of the exhibits at The Shedd will helpt o foster a better understanding of marine life throughout the globe.
By now, we’re sure you can see why we are so passionate about Chicago and all it has to offer! A student trip to Chicago can bring fun, education, and performance together! To plan your tour visit Suburban Tours and we will help you get started!