Best landmarks in Chicago

Check out the top landmarks in Chicago, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Buckingham Fountain
1. Buckingham Fountain
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85 local reviews
301 S Columbus Dr, Chicago
+1 312-742-7529
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Laura
Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the…
Joe
Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the…
Bryan
Chicago's landmark is considered one of America's finest fountains due to its Beaux-Arts-style landscape…
1. Buckingham Fountain
1. Buckingham Fountain
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85 local reviews
301 S Columbus Dr, Chicago
+1 312-742-7529
Laura
Laura
Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world…
Joe
Joe
Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. Dedicated in 1927, it is one of the largest fountains in the world!…
Bryan
Bryan
Chicago's landmark is considered one of America's finest fountains due to its Beaux-Arts-style landscape design, finely wrought bronze…
2. Magnificent Mile
2. Magnificent Mile
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296 local reviews
Magnificent Mile, Chicago
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Grace
The Magnificent Mile, sometimes referred to as The Mag Mile, is an upscale section of Chicago's Michigan…
Jason
The Magnificent Mile is Chicago’s premier commercial district. The vibrant, bustling area is home to upscale…
Jon
The Mag Mile is Chicago’s premier commercial district. The vibrant, bustling area is home to upscale shops,…
2. Magnificent Mile
2. Magnificent Mile
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296 local reviews
Magnificent Mile, Chicago
Grace
Grace
The Magnificent Mile, sometimes referred to as The Mag Mile, is an upscale section of Chicago's Michigan Avenue, running from the Chicago…
Jason
Jason
The Magnificent Mile is Chicago’s premier commercial district. The vibrant, bustling area is home to upscale shops, luxe fashion outlets,…
Jon
Jon
The Mag Mile is Chicago’s premier commercial district. The vibrant, bustling area is home to upscale shops, luxe fashion outlets, cool…
3. The Green Mill
3. The Green Mill
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303 local reviews
4802 N Broadway, Chicago
Open · Closes 4:00 AM
+1 773-878-5552
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Patrick & Kat
Jazz and lots of it at this Uptown landmark, famously an old hangout of Al Capone (who's not, though, around…
Skip
This is a historical landmark that used to be the haven of Al Capone and popular during prohibition. It is…
Liz
Check this place out! Live jazz, vintage interior, Al Capone's old stomping grounds! A historical landmark…
3. The Green Mill
3. The Green Mill
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303 local reviews
4802 N Broadway, Chicago
Open · Closes 4:00 AM
+1 773-878-5552
Patrick & Kat
Patrick & Kat
Jazz and lots of it at this Uptown landmark, famously an old hangout of Al Capone (who's not, though, around as much as he used to be). Go…
Skip
Skip
This is a historical landmark that used to be the haven of Al Capone and popular during prohibition. It is still the best jazz club in…
Liz
Liz
Check this place out! Live jazz, vintage interior, Al Capone's old stomping grounds! A historical landmark that still has uproarious…
4. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
4. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
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82 local reviews
951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 312-994-4000
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Bogdan
The house is an Architectural landmark in the heart of Chicago. It showcase Frank Lloyd Wright's philosophy…
Carol
National Historic Landmark. Walking tour. Admission to the home and studio is by guided tour only; tours…
4. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
4. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
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82 local reviews
951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 312-994-4000
Bogdan
Bogdan
The house is an Architectural landmark in the heart of Chicago. It showcase Frank Lloyd Wright's philosophy and passion in the field of…
Carol
Carol
National Historic Landmark. Walking tour. Admission to the home and studio is by guided tour only; tours depart from bookshop daily 11am-4pm…
5. Navy Pier
5. Navy Pier
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415 local reviews
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
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Grace
Originally completed in 1916 as part of Daniel Burnham's plan for Chicago, Navy Pier is an iconic city…
Daisy
Chicago's famous landmark! Catch an IMAX movie or a boat ride! Ride the ferris wheel and swings. Makes you…
Anna Marie
Chicago landmark! Events include an iconic fireworks display, evening dining cruises, Chicago Resolution Gala…
5. Navy Pier
5. Navy Pier
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415 local reviews
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
Grace
Grace
Originally completed in 1916 as part of Daniel Burnham's plan for Chicago, Navy Pier is an iconic city landmark inspiring discovery and…
Daisy
Daisy
Chicago's famous landmark! Catch an IMAX movie or a boat ride! Ride the ferris wheel and swings. Makes you feel like a kid again! Fireworks…
Anna Marie
Anna Marie
Chicago landmark! Events include an iconic fireworks display, evening dining cruises, Chicago Resolution Gala & the Crystal Gardens, games,…
6. Pleasant Home
6. Pleasant Home
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13 local reviews
217 Home Ave, Oak Park
Closed · Opens Thursday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 708-383-2654
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Bogdan
Pleasant Home is another of Oak Park's culturally significant landmarks. Over 100 years old, Pleasant Home is…
6. Pleasant Home
6. Pleasant Home
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13 local reviews
217 Home Ave, Oak Park
Closed · Opens Thursday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 708-383-2654
Bogdan
Bogdan
Pleasant Home is another of Oak Park's culturally significant landmarks. Over 100 years old, Pleasant Home is considered one of the earliest…
7. The Signature Room at the 95th®
7. The Signature Room at the 95th®
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131 local reviews
875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 312-787-9596
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Bonita & Frank
Experience the magic at the top of one of Chicago's tallest landmarks, The John Hancock Building, completely…
7. The Signature Room at the 95th®
7. The Signature Room at the 95th®
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131 local reviews
875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 312-787-9596
Bonita & Frank
Bonita & Frank
Experience the magic at the top of one of Chicago's tallest landmarks, The John Hancock Building, completely free of charge, in the heart of…
8. Chicago Cultural Center
8. Chicago Cultural Center
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33 local reviews
78 E Washington St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
(312) 744-3316
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Ruben
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, is a Chicago Landmark building that houses the city's official…
Libby
Drawn by its beauty and the fabulous free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago…
Denise
An 1897 Chicago Landmark, with a Neoclassical architectural style, right in the city of Chicago. Gorgeous…
8. Chicago Cultural Center
8. Chicago Cultural Center
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33 local reviews
78 E Washington St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
(312) 744-3316
Ruben
Ruben
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, is a Chicago Landmark building that houses the city's official reception venue where the Mayor…
Libby
Libby
Drawn by its beauty and the fabulous free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year,…
Denise
Denise
An 1897 Chicago Landmark, with a Neoclassical architectural style, right in the city of Chicago. Gorgeous Tiffany dome inside and all the…
9. Chicago Cultural Center
9. Chicago Cultural Center
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98 local reviews
78 E Washington St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 312-744-6630
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Nicholas
Chicago Landmark building that houses the city's official reception venue where the Mayor of Chicago has…
Simona
Chicago Landmark building that houses the city's official reception venue where the Mayor of Chicago has…
Leila
Wonderful exhibits. Free film festival. Stunning landmark building with two magnificent stained glass…
9. Chicago Cultural Center
9. Chicago Cultural Center
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98 local reviews
78 E Washington St, Chicago
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 312-744-6630
Nicholas
Nicholas
Chicago Landmark building that houses the city's official reception venue where the Mayor of Chicago has welcomed Presidents, royalty…
Simona
Simona
Chicago Landmark building that houses the city's official reception venue where the Mayor of Chicago has welcomed Presidents and royalty,…
Leila
Leila
Wonderful exhibits. Free film festival. Stunning landmark building with two magnificent stained glass domes.On going performing arts.
10. Davis Theater, Chicago
10. Davis Theater, Chicago
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75 local reviews
4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 3:30 PM
+1 773-769-3999
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Patrick
Not a great movie theater per se (for that, check out the Landmark Century at Diversey and Clark, with…
Christine
The newly refurbished theater should open late summer 2016, restoring a National Historic Landmark to its…
David And Traci
Historical landmark and community center for cinema and the arts completely renovated in 2016. Great, local…
10. Davis Theater, Chicago
10. Davis Theater, Chicago
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75 local reviews
4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 3:30 PM
+1 773-769-3999
Patrick
Patrick
Not a great movie theater per se (for that, check out the Landmark Century at Diversey and Clark, with impeccable projection and great…
Christine
Christine
The newly refurbished theater should open late summer 2016, restoring a National Historic Landmark to its original glory and adding a newly…
David And Traci
David And Traci
Historical landmark and community center for cinema and the arts completely renovated in 2016. Great, local spot to watch a movie and grab…
11. The Chicago Theatre
11. The Chicago Theatre
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61 local reviews
175 N State St, Chicago
+1 312-462-6300
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Rosemary & Lisa
A Chicago Landmark. Every seat in the house is a good one. Some of the best live entertainment in all of…
Nashae
The Chicago Theater is the landmark theater located on North State Street in the Loop area.
Brian
Landmark building with nightly performances
11. The Chicago Theatre
11. The Chicago Theatre
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61 local reviews
175 N State St, Chicago
+1 312-462-6300
Rosemary & Lisa
Rosemary & Lisa
A Chicago Landmark. Every seat in the house is a good one. Some of the best live entertainment in all of Chicago performs here.
Nashae
Nashae
The Chicago Theater is the landmark theater located on North State Street in the Loop area.
Brian
Brian
Landmark building with nightly performances
12. 2127 W 22nd Pl
12. 2127 W 22nd Pl
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3 local reviews
2127 W 22nd Pl, Chicago
Street address
Amanda
Built in three years, from 1897-1900, this church was integral to the immigrants who settled this neighborhood…
12. 2127 W 22nd Pl
12. 2127 W 22nd Pl
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3 local reviews
2127 W 22nd Pl, Chicago
Amanda
Amanda
Built in three years, from 1897-1900, this church was integral to the immigrants who settled this neighborhood. It is an historic landmark…