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The Hotel InterContinental Chicago is located at the heart of Chicago's "Magnificent Mile", which features an extraordinary collection of shopping, dining, nightlife and cultural attractions. The hotel lies only minutes away from Water Tower Place, Navy Pier, and the American Girl Place. The Lincoln Park Zoo and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum are just three miles from the hotel.

Experience spectacular views spanning up to 80 miles and 4 states! Consider visiting the Sears Tower Skydeck, open until 8:00pm, or the Hancock Observatory, open until 11:00pm.

The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute is one of the world's most famous art museums, particularly known for its collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings by artists like Monet, Renoir, Seurat and Caillebotte. Favorite works include "A Sunday Afternoon on La Grand Jatte––1884" by Seurat, "American Gothic" by Grant Wood, and 33 of Monet's paintings. Other galleries take visitors through the art of ancient, medieval and Renaissance Europe; decorative arts like the popular Thorne Miniature Rooms; textiles of the world; prints and drawings; architecture and photography.

If you plan to arrive on Tuesday, March 2, consider visiting the Art Institute. Tuesdays are free to all visitors, and the museum is open until 8:00pm.

The Field Museum
The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. These objects form the core of the Museum's collections which have grown through world-wide expeditions, exchange, purchase, and gifts to more than twenty million specimens.

On permanent exhibit is Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil yet discovered.

The Shedd Aquarium
Opened in 1929, the Shedd Aquarium is one of the oldest public aquariums in the world. Take a voyage into the Oceanarium and Amazon Rising, and be touched by the beauty of the aquatic world and Shedd's conservation efforts to ensure its survival.

The Adler Planetarium
The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum provides exhibits and education about astronomy, has an astronomy museum, and also has the largest public telescope in Chicago in the Doane Observatory.

If you plan to stay over Friday March 5 evening, consider visiting the Adler Planatarium "Far Out Fridays". Enjoy the spectacle of the starry sky on the first Friday of every month! Scope out the many activities including: telescope viewing of the night sky, unlimited shows in the historic Sky Theater and the world's first StarRider Theater, lectures by leading space science specialists, and Doane Observatory tours. Far Out Fridays are on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 10 pm.


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