Chicago, Illinois
Windy City. City of Big Shoulders. Second City. My kind of town. The City that Works. City in a Garden. Chicago. The third largest city in the United States is a wild, wonderful, booming metropolis....

The Local Tourist is your Chicago local guide, where you can find things to do, restaurants and nightlife, events, and places to stay. Experience the fascination of a tourist; Feel the comfort of the local.

The Kentucky Derby, which debuted in 1875, is the longest-running sporting event in the U.S.  Also called "The Run for the Roses", this event is the most exciting two minutes in sports.

Chicago Quotes: read through this collection of quotes about Chicago and you'll better understand the Windy City.

People have a lot to say about Chicago, and for good reason. Whether you love it or hate it, here are Chicago quotes from writers, artists, politicians, and innovators.

Get the complete schedule for the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, showcasing the best in local, national and international Gospel Music performers.

Crown Fountain in Millennium Park

Check out the top tourist attractions in Chicago. From one of the country's only free zoos to the largest collection of Impressionist paintings outside of the Louvre, Chicago's most popular tourist attractions provide countless hours of entertainment for the entire family.

Chicago's DCASE (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events) hosts a Chicago Riverwalk kick-off celebration that highlights how much fun you can expect to have this summer.

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Fun scavenger Hunt
340 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654
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Turn Chicago into a giant Gameboard with this fun Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Guided from any smart phone, teams solve clues, complete challenges while seeing the sights. A fun interactive adventure.