The Palmer House is opulence defined. Its chandeliers and sculptures weigh a ton, literally. Entering the lobby through the travertine double staircase is like being smacked on one cheek with history and on the other with affluence. To state the obvious, it’s gorgeous, and it is the most historic and luxurious hotel lobby in Chicago. …
Dig into Chicago’s past with these in-depth stories of the Windy City.
Learn the story behind Chicago’s vibrant crucible of artists, dreamers, and doers.
Find out why it took over a century and several lawsuits to create this Chicago centerpiece.
Experience luxury and history in this 1923 landmark building.
How an abandoned building designed by one of Chicago’s preeminent architects found new life.
The Clarke House Museum tells a remarkable story.
The Chicago History Museum showcases the city’s complicated history and is itself a piece of history. Chicago has a lively past, with tragedy, innovation, and a cast of characters that could fill (and have) several novels. The museum began when Chicago didn’t have much history itself. It was founded in 1856 as the Chicago Historical …
If there’s one theater that says Chicago, it is, quite literally, The Chicago Theatre.
Take a step back to yesteryear with these pieces of Chicago’s history.
Start where it all began at Pioneer Court.
Few restaurants or bars are as famous, or as infamous, as Chicago’s Billy Goat Tavern. It’s a tourist destination and a haven for local reporters.
The Chicago Cultural Center is a downtown landmark and one of Chicago’s brightest gems. Known as The People’s Palace, it was the nation’s first free municipal cultural venue, and today its programming in the arts makes it one of the most popular attractions in the city. A Brief History of the Chicago Cultural Center The building was …
Buckingham Fountain, the centerpiece of Grant Park, is one of the most spectacular landmarks in Chicago and one of the largest fountains in the world.