A few years ago in the summertime, I attended a wedding in the suburbs of Chicago. I decided to take the train into Downtown Chicago. Can you believe I hadn’t ever been to Downtown Chicago and I’ve lived in Illinois my whole life?! It is a really cool city!
First I checked out Millenium Park & the Bean because you can’t visit Chicago without seeing THE BEAN! The fountain in Millenium Park was so fun to watch. It was crazy how they can have that video of that woman up there, surrounded by water! I was totally intrigued by how it was operating.
I headed down to Navy Pier next. It was different than what I had pictured. Maybe it’s more exciting at night?! I don’t know. Either way, there are cool photo ops and that’s what I’m into.
From there I explored the city on foot! I took the Chicago Riverwalk to a pedestrian bridge that crossed the river. From there, I walked over to Navy Pier! I went down by the lake and explored the pier. It was such a neat little area, and there are some really cool ships and other boats that cruise out on the lake to watch.
The weather was not bad for the end of June. It was cloudy & quite warm. Chicago is known as the Windy City and it did not disappoint. It was very windy!
The Field Museum
I walked down to the Chicago pier, then headed to The Field Museum!! What a COOL PLACE!! This is definitely one of the best museums I’ve ever visited. There were so many exhibits. I could’ve spent all day there. Of course, I first had to say hello to SUE the T-Rex!
It’s not every day you see a real t-rex skeleton. CRAZY COOL! The museum enlisted the help of the McDonald’s Corporation, the Walt Disney World Resort, and private donors to get this dinosaur skeleton for… wait for it… a staggering $8.4 million! Holy smokes!!! This was the most money ever paid for a fossil at auction.
I recently read they are moving Sue to her own area this year. You might miss her if you visit in 2018, but The Field Museum assures us all she will be back. I also got to see my first mummy here! I can’t recommend visiting The Field Museum enough.
Have you been to Chicago? Leave me a comment and tell me what you did!
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