"Chicago" Top 5 Page for this destination Illinois by ant1606
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I had the opportunity to borrow a friend's bike in Detroit, MI and find a perfect July weekend to go visit friends in Chicago. Rush-hour traffic on Lake Shore Drive gave me more time to enjoy the city's downtown skyline! Always an extraordinary experience - and changing as new residential buildings are under costruction near the Chicago river.
The city of Chicago is dotted with great pieces of architecure. Not only the obvious, ever present skyscrapers. One has to go discover the not-so-famous buildings scattered here and there, such as the terracotta-cladded Krause Music Store on Lincon Avenue, in the Northeast part of town.
I haven't explored it yet but I've heard of this from Rich (VTer "riorich55") one day we cycled the Lakefront Trail... more travel advice
Near the southern tip of Illinois, the town of Metropolis has elected itself as the home of Superman. If billboards and... more travel advice
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