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Default Chicago bound - 05-09-2012, 14:10 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

Hey guys,

My family is planning to head to Chicago around July. Anyone know anything interesting or a must-see and visit in the Windy City?

Last time when I visited the city, it was for business purpose, so hopefully this time I have time to actually explore the great city.

Also, by any chance would there be a MicroCenter nearby ?

Thanks,
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Smile hopefully you have a good time - 05-09-2012, 14:40 | posts: 86 | Location: topeka kansas

You have responded to some of my threads on the forum - thank you! It looks like you have a new processor - is it better than your amd.....my next upgrade is a new psu and video card . Check out the university off chicago - it has a lot of computer geeks peter kansas
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 16:18 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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You have responded to some of my threads on the forum - thank you! It looks like you have a new processor - is it better than your amd.....my next upgrade is a new psu and video card . Check out the university off chicago - it has a lot of computer geeks peter kansas
Thanks for the suggestion but I'm not moving there, just for vacation lol.

As for the CPU, it's definitely better.

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Default 05-09-2012, 16:22 | posts: 4,899 | Location: Washington DC

Looks like there are two Microcenters in Chicago according to their website. Never been there so I don't know the area they are in though.
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 16:27 | posts: 6,791 | Location: USA

I never found one while i was down there, and imo there wasnt much to do down there
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 16:38 | posts: 1,255 | Location: Iowa

Chicago has insane 4th of July fireworks shows. The Museum of Science and Industry is cool if you're into that sort of stuff (family attraction). All sorts of parks around the lake, decent art musems and theatres, several good pubs (can't recommend any - I always wake up the next day not remembering their names ).
Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Cubs play, is a must for anyone at all interested in baseball.
There's also a kick-butt zoo that I don't know the name of - it's huge.

Oh, don't forget to go to the hood and watch the local gangs rape and pillage the foreign visitors!
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 17:49 | posts: 1,206 | Location: Oregon

You may as well go to the top of the Sears Tower.


   
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Default 05-09-2012, 19:28 | posts: 1,749 | Location: BBQ Capital of the World

http://www.portillos.com/portillos/ I had a big beef, dipped with peppers. Freaking Delicious.
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 19:30 | posts: 4,137 | Location: New Jersey

dont forget to check out the wind
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 20:22 | posts: 2,881 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

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You may as well go to the top of the Sears Tower.


Yea!!!^^deltatux...Do dat^Have Fun
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 20:58 | posts: 2,661 | Location: Champaign

In addition to what others said, look up for Mr Beef or Als beef, both have really nice beef sandwiches. Magnificent mile is so-so, its the average shopping area if you feel like just browsing. Shedd is okay (I think its a bit small) if you like aquariums, the path around it is really pretty though. Theres a few more museums scattered around thats really nice, search for ones that match your intrest.

Sears tower is a tourist trap, but if you want to go, go during the late afternoon. If you stay there until dusk, its really pretty (but you are going during summer, so maybe you won't see the sunset).
   
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Default 05-09-2012, 23:09 | posts: 4,389 | Location: Toledo Ohio

Chicago was my second home for a while.
Don't miss:

Navy Pier
Cheesecake Factory in (and) the Hancock plaza
Ginos Pizza (takes about 45 minutes to cook, so get there early)
Gene and Georgetti's (best steaks in Chicago)
Greek Town has great restaurants and clubs
China Town is not a friendly place. Skip it
Field museum
(Of course) the Sears Tower, but honestly the Hancock observatory is just as good, but more to do around it.

Take time to walk around the Tribune bldg. On it's walls there are many many surprises.


I could go on, but don't want to bog you down with text. If you want more info, I'll be happy to help.
   
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Default 05-10-2012, 02:57 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

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China Town is not a friendly place. Skip it.
I'm from Toronto and HKG ... I think I'd skip China Town regardless .

Last time when I was in Chicago, we passed through China Town, wasn't too bad ... but nothing interesting to see.

Thanks for the suggestion guys, will keep those in mind and will try to hit as many of these locales.

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Default 05-10-2012, 04:33 | posts: 1,164 | Location: Offline

Not sure why anyone would want to come here for well.. anything but assuming you'll be coming in from O'hare, enjoy the 2+ hour ride to downtown on the JFK for starters. Then maybe you can head over to the Hancock and see the hotel room where Farley died with a 8 ball of coke stuffed in his mouf. Then you might wanna check out Miegs Field..oh wait it's nothing now since the corrupt-as-f*** Mayor Daley had bulldozers tear it up in the middle of the night simply because he could. But of course, as someone said make sure to go see the antiquated baseball museum on West Addison St where the team with the longest losing streak in professional sports calls home. Wear a hard hat for that though cause the ceiling has a tendency to... fall?! Enjoy the smell in the "restroom" many say it is "unique".

ps. take a taxi and check out the "Englewood" area.. that is if you can get your driver to go there... muhahahaha
   
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Default 05-10-2012, 07:36 | posts: 24,245 | Location: NZ

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Hey guys,

My family is planning to head to Chicago around July. Anyone know anything interesting or a must-see and visit in the Windy City?

Last time when I visited the city, it was for business purpose, so hopefully this time I have time to actually explore the great city.

Also, by any chance would there be a MicroCenter nearby ?

Thanks,
deltatux
I used to live 80 miles outside of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry is a must-see.
   
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Default 05-10-2012, 09:53 | posts: 2,861 | Location: Barrie, ON Canada

This is also a must have when you're in Chicago:



'Nuff said.
   
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Default 05-12-2012, 07:41 | posts: 10,373 | Location: Not Minneapolis

Microcenter? Pah.

http://www.frys.com/template/isp/ind...wners%20grove/

Also, pizza and hot dogs.
   
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Default 05-16-2012, 02:48 | posts: 871 | Location: Arkansas

i was in chicago last week, and there's one place i went to that i'd highly recommend you go to eat . . . . (yes, FOOD) . . . and that's a pizza joint called Exchequers, on south wabash ave. you talk about some fabulous chicago-style pizza.
   
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