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DanT 11-25-2012 12:09 AM

When I lived in Chicago, from 1984 to 2001, the Hancock's observation deck seemed to be a better overall experience than the one at the former Sears Tower. The Hancock is closer to the shoreline and it's situated in a much more touristy part of the city than the Sears Tower. I used to live not too far from the Sears Tower, and I like that part of the Loop just fine, but it wasn't really a tourist destination.

For a one-day trip, I'd recommend that you take a boat tour (if you have warm clothes with you). The ChicagoLine tour is highly recommended and is still offering tours (before Winter sets in). The Wendella tour is also a safe bet--they've been in business for a long time. You can see a lot of the city from the water and then be near the Magnificent Mile where you can walk to other prime spots in the Loop (i.e. the Art Institute) and/or the Near North Side.

Ebolapox 11-25-2012 12:11 AM

if you're there long enough, citypass is well worth it. boat tours rocked.

DanT 11-25-2012 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe Seahawk (Post 9147633)
I was fortunate to be invited by a manufacturer of one of the products my company uses alot of to tour their facility and watch the Bears Seahawks in their luxury box. They gave me 8 spots airfare lodging and game included! Pretty frickin sweet. So I'm taking 2 others in my company and 5 of my best clients.

The facility is in Hoffman estates, somewhere near Chicago apparently.

Oh man, you'll have a great time!

DanT 11-25-2012 12:16 AM

Make sure you bring some nice warm gloves and a hat and maybe a scarf. They'll come in handy when you're out and about.

Demonpenz 11-25-2012 01:38 AM

Scottie Pippen

mlyonsd 11-25-2012 06:55 AM

If you're a WWII buff the Science Museum.

They have a captured U-Boat display that's awesome. It's suspended just above the floor and you can walk around, under it.

Plus you can take a tour and walk through it where they turn the lights off and broadcast orders and sounds through the speakers that tries to recreate the sounds you'd hear during battle.

One of the best displays of anything I've ever seen in any museum.

Jewish Rabbi 11-25-2012 06:55 AM

Make sure to eat at Abe Froman's place.

soonersfreak 11-25-2012 07:20 AM

I get there frequently to visit the Mother Ship (headquarters). You are certainly in the right part of town. Unfortunately it's not baseball season. Wrigley field is not to be missed.

If you want great Chicago style deep dish pizza hit Giordano's. As mentioned, all of the museums are amazing, walk Michigan Ave, go to the top of the John Hancock bldg, and take a boat tour or at least a boat taxi from Navy Pier to the Aquarium/Museum of Natural History. Personally I think the Navy Pier is a waste of time but to each their own.

Dave Lane 11-25-2012 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Rain Man (Post 9147697)
I hope the score end up being 25 or 6 to 4, because it would be cool to say that you went to Chicago and saw that game.

If you are there on Saturday you might try to spend sometime In the Park.

Dave Lane 11-25-2012 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Rain Man (Post 9147801)
Some of the many cool paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago.

This is a top-notch museum.

Wow strong Impressionist showing. Very cool.

Dave Lane 11-25-2012 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Chiefshrink (Post 9147710)
Go to the top of the John Hancock building and have dinner/lunch. Helluva view and one helluva ride up in the elevator because you feel like you are on a rocket. 100 floors in a flash.

And not even a mention of community organizers or anything. I'm impressed. Good job :thumb:

Gonzo 11-25-2012 11:58 AM

Maybe you'll get lucky like I did a few years ago...

Oh wait, he stroked out. Maybe not.
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=221638

CoMoChief 11-25-2012 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by mlyonsd (Post 9148013)
If you're a WWII buff the Science Museum.

They have a captured U-Boat display that's awesome. It's suspended just above the floor and you can walk around, under it.

Plus you can take a tour and walk through it where they turn the lights off and broadcast orders and sounds through the speakers that tries to recreate the sounds you'd hear during battle.

One of the best displays of anything I've ever seen in any museum.

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KCBOSS1 11-25-2012 12:33 PM

Willis (Sears) Tower. Giordano's Pizza. They are very close to each other. Not sure which is better.

KChiefer 11-25-2012 12:35 PM

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Portillo's Italian beef!!!


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