Sure, it's home to big, brash Chicago, but there are a lot of lower-key historic and natural charms, too, including sites related to Abe Lincoln and Lewis and Clark (not to mention, more recently, Barack).

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Comment by Maureen Blevins on November 10, 2015 at 1:28pm

Illinois is full of hidden gems! Discovered another in Schaumburg - the Schweikher-Langsdorf home and studio. Fascinating.

Comment by Maureen Blevins on July 15, 2014 at 4:29pm

Positively Hemingway! Did you know this literary icon was born and raised in Oak Park, IL? Come visit the home and museum - just a short walk up the block!

Comment by Maureen Blevins on October 22, 2013 at 11:23am

This week we head for the Morton Arboretum in Lisle for the Glass Pumpkin Patch - what a delight!

Comment by Maureen Blevins on September 25, 2013 at 2:49pm

Come on along - I'll take you on a short and breezy tour of the Windy City - Positively My Kind of Town!

Comment by Darryl Musick on May 22, 2013 at 11:52am

This week's Fields of Dreams update at The World on Wheels concerns the home of the Cubs. Not a whole lot new to report here except ticket prices have pretty much skyrocketed from our last update. Wrigley Field, Chicago

Comment by Darryl Musick on October 26, 2012 at 10:09am

Finishing off our week in Chicago at The World on Wheels:

Comment by Darryl Musick on October 24, 2012 at 10:29am

It's Wednesday of our Salute to Chicago week at The World on Wheels so that means it must be time to update our Chicago transit report. Yep:

Comment by Darryl Musick on October 22, 2012 at 11:31am

Our focus on The World on Wheels this week is the Second City. It's a classic trip to Chicago:

Comment by David Paul Appell on June 15, 2012 at 1:11pm

Thanks, Amanda! Great suggestions. I've been a few times but not all that recently, so just wanted some ideas to bring me up to date. 

Comment by Amanda Dwyer on June 15, 2012 at 1:01pm

I work in the tourism industry here in Chicago and would be happy to give you tips if you want to shoot me an email to My top recommendations would be: Millennium Park (for a free concert or just to hang out and take fun pictures by the Bean), Willis Tower (or as we will forever call it, Sears Tower) Skydeck or Hancock Observatory, Bobby's Bike Hike bike tour, architectural or historical boat tour (I like Chicago Line personally), catch a Cubs game, Lincoln Park Zoo (one of the last remaining free zoos in the country), visit any of the numerous neighborhoods each with their own vibe, ComedySportz show, etc. Too many things to choose from! If you want a museum, check out Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium or Art Institute. Have FUN!!! 




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