Fun Attractions in Illinois

Fun Attractions in Illinois

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3 Popular Attractions In Illinois

  • Cloud Gate: Sculpture in Chicago, Illinois.
    • Navy Pier: Museum and entertainment district in Chicago, Illinois.

    Pennsylvania Facts:

    • Des Plaines is home to the first McDonald’s.
    • The abbreviation “ORD” for Chicago’s O’Hare airport comes from the original name Orchard Field. O’Hare Airport was named in honor of Lieutenant Commander Edward H. “Butch” O’Hare.
    • TheFerris wheelwas invented in Chicago 1893 for presentation atthe World's Columbia Exposition.
    • The nickname””The Windy City””does not come from the cool gusts of air blowing off Lake Michigan. The name actually originates from the 1870's article referring to the city's politicians being “”full of hot air”” due to their boastful manners.”
    Chicago, Illinois
    City of Chicago
    Official seal of Chicago, Illinois

    Etymology: Miami-Illinois: shikaakwa (‘wild onion‘ or ‘wild garlic')
    Nicknames:

    Windy City, Chi-Town, City of the Big Shoulders,[1] Second City, My Kind of Town
    (for more, see full list)
    Motto(s):

    Latin: Urbs in Horto (City in a Garden); I Will
    Interactive map of Chicago
    Coordinates:

    41°52′55″N 87°37′40″W / 41.88194°N 87.62778°W / 41.88194; -87.62778Coordinates: 41°52′55″N 87°37′40″W / 41.88194°N 87.62778°W / 41.88194; -87.62778[2]

    Country United States
    State Illinois
    Counties Cook, DuPage
    Settled c. 1780; 242years ago(1780)
    Incorporated (town) August12, 1833; 188 years ago(1833-08-12)
    Incorporated (city) March4, 1837; 185 years ago(1837-03-04)
    Founded by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable
    Government

    •Type Mayor–council
    •Body Chicago City Council
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D)
    City Clerk Anna Valencia (D)
    City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin (D)
    Area

    City 234.53sqmi (607.44km2)
    •Land 227.73sqmi (589.82km2)
    •Water 6.80sqmi (17.62km2)
    Elevation

    [2](mean)
    597.18ft (182.02m)
    Highestelevation

    – near Blue Island
    672ft (205m)
    Lowestelevation

    – at Lake Michigan
    578ft (176m)
    Population

    City 2,746,388
    •Rank
    • 3rd in the United States
    • 1st in Illinois
    •Density 12,059.84/sqmi (4,656.33/km2)
    Metro

    9,618,502 (3rd)
    Demonym(s) Chicagoan
    Time zone UTC−06:00 (Central)
    •Summer (DST) UTC−05:00 (Central)
    ZIP code prefixes
    606xx, 607xx, 608xx
    Area codes 312, 773, and 872
    FIPS code 17-14000
    GNIS feature ID 0428803
    International airports
    Commuter rail Metramlogo.svg
    Rapid transit Chicago Transit Authority Logo.svg
    Website chicago.gov

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    This is the first of a series of mini-attractions across Illinois. The bigger ones will still be on this list as well.

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