Chicago Journals

The best of Chicago

A travel journal to Chicago by Snowbetty

Quote: This journal is a review of some of the best spots to shop and see in the Windy City.

The best of Chicago

Overview

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You can't miss Marshall Field's on State Street, or The Magnifiencent Mile.

Quick Tips:

Always dress well, but comfortably with good walking shoes, and of course bring your wallet.

Best Way To Get Around:

I find the best way to see the most shops to to walk, however Chicago's bus and elevated train system are excellent options.

Marshall Field's and Company

Attraction | "Marshall Field's"

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You cannot go to Chicago and miss visiting the world's largest department store. Walking inside Field's is like walking into a shopper's heaven. It is seven levels of fabulous designer finds and hard-to-find treasures. At Christmas time the display windows draw millions with the creative displays of wintertime scenes, and in the spring the entire first floor is filled with tropical plants and lavish landscapes that transport you away from Chicago and to a lush island. I highly recommend eating at Seventh on State, a very high class eatery on the seventh floor, with a taste for everyone. Plus you can't miss the world famous Frango mints, they are to die for!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 25, 2000

Marshall Field's and Company
111 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Museum of Contemporary Art

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Attraction

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A day at the Museum of Contemporary Art is sure to please any art enthusiast. Compared to the Art Institute this museum is quite a bit smaller and much more manageable. The large open galleries allow the viewer to walk leisurely from piece to piece. The two large galleries on the first floor are often reserved for large exhibits of contemporary artists, such as Sol LeWitt. The upper floors include a video gallery as well as important acquistions that the museum has made in the contemporary art genre. The museum has a fine bookstore which contains a plethora of books, posters and unusual pieces to purchase. A benefit of the museum's location is its close proximity to Water Tower Place and the l...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 25, 2000

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611
+1 312 280 2660

About the Writer

Snowbetty

Snowbetty
Chicago, Illinois

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