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    So I'll be in Chicago bright and early tomorrow morning. I've got a few hours of time to waste by myself. Any suggestions whit regards to what I should do?

    I've never been to Chicago before, so any insider tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated.
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    It kinda depends on where in Chicago you'll be and how much time you have. Last summer I had a 4 hour layover at Union Station so I walked to the Sears Tower. If you have the time, maybe go to the lakefront to the Shedd Aquarium or Navy Pier. I plan on taking the kids up there before long and check out the Museum of Science and Industry. That place takes more than a few hours though, so it might not work well for you.

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    I figured I'd start killing time by checking out Truefitt and Hill and then walking down the Magnificent Mile to the river. Any other suggestions around that area?
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    I lived in Chicago for 20 years before moving to Milwaukee a few years ago.

    It's hard to answer your question however. It all depends on what you're in to. It's a town full of world-class entertainment, culture, shopping and dining experiences. There's something for every taste.

    What do you enjoy doing (legally)? I can narrow it down for you once I know.
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    smc cartage. north clark street.

    its a patch of grass and a tree now i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishoot View Post
    I lived in Chicago for 20 years before moving to Milwaukee a few years ago.

    It's hard to answer your question however. It all depends on what you're in to. It's a town full of world-class entertainment, culture, shopping and dining experiences. There's something for every taste.

    What do you enjoy doing (legally)? I can narrow it down for you once I know.
    I'm not looking to buy anything, save a Speick shave stick or two and some DE blades. I do like to walk around areas that are scenic and have a lot of history. I will be carting my carry on luggage around most likely, so I won't want anywhere too difficult. Somewhere safe, nice to walk, good food (quick and cheap that I can grab and walk with), and somewere nice to sit (maybe a park or a nice little cafe or something) in which to read a book.

    I don't want to be carrying around my luggage all day. Any suggestions? Is it safe to do so, or am I looking for trouble? Sorry if I'm insulting anyone - I just have no experience with Chicago and heard that there are some bad areas.

    Thanks so much.
    Dominic

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    Also, Mike, I'm just looking for things to occupy me during the day until about 4 PM, so I'm not really looking for nightlife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.Irving79 View Post
    smc cartage. north clark street.

    its a patch of grass and a tree now i think.
    The site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre? That's a bit grim.
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    Say hi to Oprah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckster View Post
    Say hi to Oprah
    Haha.

    It looks like tomorrow is going to be a little chilly in Chicago. Not too bad, but any suggestions for indoor activities? Museums, aquariums, etc.? Is the aquarium any good or is it a really tiny one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by burningdarkness View Post
    So I'll be in Chicago bright and early tomorrow morning. I've got a few hours of time to waste by myself. Any suggestions whit regards to what I should do?
    Vote!
    Then do it again, and then again.... it's fun :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckster View Post
    Say hi to Oprah
    My wife is going to Chicago next week. I know somebody that works for Oprah and was able to get her some tickets.

    I have her say hi for you all.
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    The aquarium is very cool, as is the Field Museum. My favorite thing I've done in that lakeshore area was actually a skyline tour via boat. It's a great way to get a very scenic view of downtown, along with some nice stories and history. I recall it being rather inexpensive (for tourist stuff in that area at least) and it didn't take too long. I think they pick up and drop off from navy pier as well as the pier by the aquarium, and you can do it as a boat cab to get between the two locations or just do a round trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burningdarkness View Post
    The site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre? That's a bit grim.

    yeah true. id wanna go see it though

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    The Field Musuem and the Museum of Science and Industry are two of the coolest musuems I've been to. I haven't been to Navy Pier in a while, but I've heard it hasn't been as good as it used to be. Millenium park is pretty cool, you can see the shiny bean and a pretty cool bridge.
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