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Chicago: Heart of Illinois

A June 2002 trip to Chicago by idomeneo

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Chicago: Heart of Illinois

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Chicago is undoubtedly the heart of Illinois. As far as "huge" goes (skyscrapers, etc) it is not too unlike any other city, particularly New York. Because I had a mixed batch by age aboard my family tour, bars, and the like were left out of the question. Instead I visited the museums and took a few days looking around, to get acquainted with the locals and so on. Chicago may be seen for the "diverse" (aka "artsy"), the mainstream, and the drifting nobody. It is a cultural base, very like other large cities in that it is progressive, rather liberal, and big in every way. When I first came to Chicago it was when I was much too young to remember, so my memory didn't help an inch in my second ...Read More
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The super burrito shop of the world. Taco Bell is the cheap inferior of the two and has never gravitated to me after eating at this Mexican restaurant. At Chipotle, you really get the max for your money. The burritos and tacos are anything but tiny, and come in your choice of meat; having one delicious turkey burrito will keep you full for the entire day.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2006

Chipotle Mexican Grill
3181 North Broadway St.
Chicago, Illinois 60657
(773) 525-5250

Field Museum

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Attraction | "Field Museum (The)"

Field Museum Photo, Chicago, Illinois
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One of the greatest historical museums in the World, the Field Museum is a must for any tourist to pass through Chicago. It houses several galleries of exhibits, some limited exclusives. Millions of authentic and original artifacts you may see here within this Greco-Roman style museum. There is something for everyone, from rooms filled with priceless gems and precious stones set on black velvet to adventures through Egypt, complete with real cased mummies and carefully preserved papyrus. It will take weeks to make a thorough tour. What struck me on first entering was the peculiar smell. This enormous building, because it has held so many artifacts from the past, has taken on an ancient aroma to ad...Read More

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Field Museum
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605
(312) 922-9410