The first Ferris wheel made its debut in Chicago at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Today, Navy Pier is home to a 15-story Ferris wheel, modeled after the original one. Read more.
The Art Institute of Chicago has one of the largest and most extensive collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the world. Read more.
In "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986), Matthew Broderick and friends cut school to visit the Skydeck, pressing their foreheads against the glass to get a good look down. Read more.
Did you know? A piece of the Berlin wall is one of the many special stones embedded in the wall of the Tribune Tower. Head to the Western Brown Line 'L' stop to see another Berlin Wall monument. Read more.
The University boasts 85 Nobel Prize winners. Mingle with current & future prize winners at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap (1172 E. 55th St.) or one of the Hyde Park's many coffee shops and bookstores. Read more.
In "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986), Cameron and Sloan are seen standing in front of Alexander Calder's Flamingo sculpture. Read more.
This is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. The Henry Crown Space Center features rockets, shuttles, satellites, rovers and probes. You can even see the actual Apollo 8 spacecraft! Read more.