30 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD DO IN GREATER CHICAGOLAND
OK, here’s the story. I made a listing blog for Kelli. I asked some guest-listers to help me out, so her brother created Jeff’s 25 Things Everyone Should Experience in Northern Wisconsin. Kelli and I decided to make our own list for Chicagoland.
1. Get a picture taken:
- By the Batcolumn at the Harold Washington Social Security Administration Building Plaza.
- On the Michigan Avenue Bridge by the Wrigley Building.
- Reflected in the Bean at Millennium Park.
- By the Picasso Statue in the Daley Center Plaza.
- By the statues of Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, William Shakespeare, Hans Christian Andersen and Eugene Field in Lincoln Park.
- By the Monument with Standing Beast by the James R. Thompson Center.
- By the headless statues in Grant Park
2. Watch the sky show at the Adler Planetarium*
3. Buy and eat:
- Frango Mints at Macy’s (Marshall Fields).
- A cheezborger (but not fries!) at the Billy Goat Tavern.
- Carmel corn at Garrett Popcorn Shop.
- Pizza at Pizzeria Uno.
- A hot dog at Superdawg in Norwood Park.
6. Tour the Museum of Science and Industry.
9. Climb Mt. Baldy at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
24. Walk a corn maze.
26. Visit the Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum in Woodstock. The museum no longer exists. I did stick my head in the door once and saw that there wasn’t much to see. I also photographed the entire Chester Gould exhibit in the McHenry County Historical Museum.
Of course, the only sensible thing to do when you’ve completed one list is to start another one. Here are some more things to do in Chicagoland.
- Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie (I toured this on 11/27/13, but I couldn’t take photos. It was well done, educational and saddening.)
- Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Museum of Contemporary Photography
- Oz Park
- The Ledge at the Sear’s Tower*
- Grosse Point Lighthouse
- Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
- Tour Wrigley Field
- See a concert at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park
- Visit the Abraham Lincoln Bookstore