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Old 08-28-2011, 08:11 PM
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Looks like you've already got a great list of suggestions!

The only things I might add:

I saw the Museum of Natural History (The Field Museum) about 20 years ago. I remember it still.

The Brookfield Zoo is amazing. It's huge, about twenty minutes out of the city, and it's open 365 days a year. Always thought it would be a cool place to celebrate Christmas. Maybe someday...

And then, I've heard some of the organized tours of Chicago are top notch. I think there's an architectural tour you can take, via a boat that runs down the Chicago River.

Finally, you may want to check into a City Pass. It bundles the cost of five major attractions (all of which made snowflake22's list) into one ticket. May save you about 50% if you plan to hit all five anyway. I think the web site is www.citypass.com/chicago

Also, I'm a country boy. Rarely do I make it to the big city. So memory may not serve me well, but I recall the mall at Water Tower Place being amazing--and it's on Michigan Avenue. Might make for a fun shopping trip.

Enjoy your time in Chicago!

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We live about 3 hours from Chicago. We have been there quite a few times. The things we have enjoyed the most...

Shedd Aquarium
Museum of Science and Industry
Sears Tower
The Navy Pier
Lakeshore Drive
Downtown Shopping
Chicago Style Pizza
The 'L' Train

There is this diner... just a hamburger joint; your typical American greasy spoon diner, like you would see in any big city. Except in this one, called Ed Debevic's, the staff is REALLY rude in a very funny way. It is like a game to them to behave outrageously and try to make you laugh about it. We have been there a few times and have always had a blast.
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Thank you so much! Wow!!!!
Now, Im more exited than ever!


Im in and out from MMC because suddenly I dont get in here,
and then after a week or two Im back in..
Som if you don't see me in a while - I'll be back!
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I have printed out this tread..
And are going to make some plans!
The journey starts Septmeber 28th...

I counting days! There's only one thing that's bothering me.
I have an infectionin in the jaw bone.
It's been 22 days in pain now (toothacke), and hope and pray I'll get better soon!
Iv'e got some new medicine yesterday so I hope this one will work...

Thank you all again for tips!
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That is SO exciting! I'd love to go to the US!
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Wow! I see it's almost time for your visit! I hope your jaw is doing better, and that you can enjoy your trip in comfort. I don't know much about Chicago (I'm from Maryland, on the east coast of the US-we just had an earthquake and a hurricane. Be glad you're going to another area of the country. Both were pretty scary), but I understand that there are a lot of neat things to see there.

When you return home, be sure to post and let us know how you liked the US, and how it compares to your home country. Like most Americans, I like to hear what people think when they visit!
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Thank you so much MerryBells.
I feel better, thanx...

Next week Im in USA.. Can't wait.

Im gonna take a lot of photos!
Taking with me my mini laptop so I can store all my photos on it..
So I will be online - I hope

Will definetly update my Facebook and blog..
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I hope you have fun while your over here in the states!!!!!!
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Greetings from Chicago!
The time here is 3.34 AM - and we should be sleeping by now!
But HEY! =}
Love the view from the room.. The city is full of light and life!
It's going to be another long day I guess...

No signs of Christmas so far!
But I have bought some Halloween baking cups and some cake decoration.
(I always buy lots of cake decoration (sprinkles) when I travel..lol)

It's so great to finally be here!

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Awesome! you will have to keep us updated on what you end up doing!
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