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Chicago goes by many names including the 'Windy City' and Chi-Town'. It has grown rapidly since it's founding in 1833 and has become the third most populated city in the U.S. with nearly 3 million residents. It is also the cultural capital of the Midwest, holding strong influences in transportation, politics, finance and medicine.

Chicago is a flourishing center for cultural activities. Along Lake Michigan, attractions like Millennium Park and the Navy Pier can be found. These historical landmarks offer great education and entertainment. Topping the cultural activities list is Field Museum, which houses the largest dinosaur skeleton in the world. The museum's other main feature is the outdoor architecture, which is styled in World Columbian Exposition.

Chicago attracts nearly 33 million visitors each year. Many come for conventions, as it is the third largest city to hold them. Others come for luxury shopping along Magnificent Mile and to view its global architecture. The city's skyline is among the best in the world. The Sears Tower dominates the view, at 442 meters tall. The skyscraper remains the tallest skyscraper in the world, contrary to speculation.



Field Museum Navy Pier Sears Tower
Millennium Park