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Five Cool Things to Do in Chicago That Don’t Involve Baseball

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For a lot of people, a trip to the Windy City includes a trip to the ballpark, but here’s a list of five cool things to do in Chicago that don’t involve baseball.
Chicago is one of those American cities that literally has something for everyone and more. You may or may not be interested in taking in a Cubs game, but you have that and plenty of other options to choose from.

KOOL 107.9 is giving away a getaway to Chicago that includes a Cubs game and a White Sox game, plus $300 spending cash. But, here’s a look at some other cool things to do while you’re in town.


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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 

With over 25,000 fish and mammals, along with white-sided dolphins, seals, and whales, Shedd Aquarium is a great family adventure.You’ll also find interactive exhibits, shows, and 4-D movies.

 

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(Scott Olson/Getty Images News)

 

Formerly called the Sears Tower, the Willis Tower is must-see for Chicago visitors. You can get a spectacular view of all Chicago plus four different states. If you are afraid of heights this probably isn’t for you – it’s the world’s fifth tallest building with a total of 103 floors.

 

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(Tim Boyle/Getty Images News)

 

The John Hancock Center offers great restaurants and shopping, and a great view of the skyline from the 360 Chicago, formerly called the John Hancock Observatory. The new Tilt attraction angles you outward 30 degrees from the building for an incredible view of the street 1000 feet below.

 

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(Scott Olson.Getty Images)

 

It’s been named the best museum in the world by Trip Advisor, which would explain why some 1.5 million people visit the institute each year. With one million square feet of exhibit space and some 300,000 pieces of art in it’s permanent collection, it’s a must for anyone with an appreciation for art.

 

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(Darren McCollester/Hulton Archive)

 

For the thrill seekers, there is nothing like a Six Flags amusement park – for big kids and small kids. Highlights include Batman: The Ride, the American Eagle Wooden Roller Coaster, and Superman the Ride. Plus, there is plenty of live entertainment for all ages.

 

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