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    • Chicago’s Culture & Contemporary Life
    • Performing Arts The Second City was the birthplace of modern improvisational comedy . >
    • Literature
      • Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, a Chicago suburb.
    • Music
      • Chicago is best known for its blues, jazz, soul & gospel music.
    • Festivals – Music & Others
      • Lollapalooza – 3 day alternative rock, punk, hip hop music festival in August.
      • Chicago Blues Festival – early June
      • Chicago Jazz Festival – Labor Day weekend
      • Grant Park Music Festival – 10 week classical and jazz music series in Milennium Park
      • Chicago Air & Water Show – display of aircraft and watercraft on the coast of Lake Michigan
      • Chicago Auto Show – the largest auto show in North America takes place in February
      • St. Patrick´s Day Parade – the Chicago River is dyed green during this March 17 celebration.
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    • Visual Arts
    • Art Institute of Chicago
      • The Art Institute is a fine art museum located in Grant Park. It´s the second largest art museum in the US (after the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY), and it´s most famous for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. It also houses a wide variety of contemporary and modern art as well as decorative arts.
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    • Museum Campus
      • Chicago’s near south side houses four of the most important museums the city has to offer:
      • Adler Planetarium
      • Museum of Science & Industry
      • Field Museum of Natural History
      • Shedd Aquarium
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    • Aerial View of Museum Campus
    • Adler Planetarium
      • It was the first one built in the Western Hemisphere
    • Museum of Science & Industry
      • It was originally built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the 1893 World´s Columbian Exposition.
    • Field Museum
      • The Field Museum of Natural History houses the world´s largest and most complete Tyrranosaurus Rex skeleton, Sue.
    • Shedd Aquarium
      • It was the first aquarium with an inland saltwater fish collection.
    • Sports
      • Baseball: Cubs & White Sox
      • Football: Bears
      • Ice hockey: Blackhawks
      • Basketball: Bulls
      • Soccer: Fire
    • Soldier Field
      • The stadium is dedicated
        • to American soldiers who have
        • died in wars.
    • Cuisine
      • Chicago´s restaurant scene has been influenced by several immigrant cultures. Some of its ethnic districts include:
        • Greektown
        • Little Italy
        • Chinatown
        • Although they’re not official disctricts, you can find plenty of Polish, Mexican, Vietnamese, Korean, Indo-Pakistani, and of course American food…
    • Saganaki
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    • Local specialties
      • Chicago style deep dish pizza
      • Chicago style hot dog
      • Polish hot dog
      • Bratwurst
      • Italian beef sandwich
    • The original Chicago-style hot dog
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    • Taste of Chicago
      • ” The Taste” is the world´s largest food festival. It´s a 10 day food & music festival that takes place in July.
    • Navy Pier
    • Lincoln Park
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