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Union Station • 225 S Canal St • 60606-5784

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Union Station  24 points of interest  31 hotels  5 car rental

Points of interest

Willis Tower

233 S Wacker Dr • Chicago, IL 60606-6306
(2 blk E)
(312) 875-9696 - Website
Observation 'Skydeck' on 103rd floor. At 1,450 ft, tallest building in the United States. Formerly known as Sears Tower.

Chase Bank Tower

10 S Dearborn St • Chicago, IL 60603-2300
(0.7 mi NE)
(312) 893-2956 - Website
Auditorium hosts live recording most Thursdays of the NPR quiz show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Robert Morris College, main campus

401 S State St • Chicago, IL 60605-1225
(0.8 mi E)
(312) 935-6800 - Website

Goodman Theatre

170 N Dearborn • Chicago, IL 60601-3205
(0.9 mi NE)
(312) 443-3800 - Website
1925 theater offering a variety of shows.

Harold Washington Library Center

400 S State St • Chicago, IL 60605-1203
(1 mi E)
(312) 733-LIBRARY - Website
Nation's largest municipal public library building. Open daily.

Chicago Architecture Foundation

224 S Michigan Ave • Chicago, IL 60604-2505
(1.1 mi E)
(312) 922-3432 - Website
930am-5pm daily. Architectural tours, gallery, giftshop highlighting Chicago's spectacular architecture.

Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave • Chicago, IL 60603-6488
(1.2 mi E)
(312) 443-3600 - Website
Open daily. Admission: adults $8, children $5.

University of Illinois-Chicago

1200 W Harrison St • Chicago, IL 60607-3320
(1.2 mi W)
(312) 996-7000 - Website

Museum of Broadcast Communications

400 N State St Ste 240 • Chicago, IL 60610-6860
(1.3 mi NE)
(312) 629-6000 - Website
Scheduled to open to the public in 2010

Museum of Contemporary Art

220 E Chicago Ave • Chicago, IL 60611-2644
(1.5 mi NE)
(312) 280-2660 - Website

Millennium Park

201 E Randolph St • Chicago, IL 60601-6530
(1.5 mi NE)
(312) 742-1168 - Website
Site of BP Bridge, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Harris Theater, Lurie Garden, Crown Fountain

The Magnificent Mile

625 N Michigan Ave • Chicago, IL 60611-3110
(1.7 mi NE)
(312) 642-3570 - Website
8-blk shopping, dining and entertainment district.

Chicago Antique Market

150 N Ogden • Chicago, IL 60607
(1.7 mi W)
(312) 951-9939 - Website
Indoor and outdoor urban antique flea market, last Sunday of month, May-Oct. Admission $8, under 12 free.

Lookingglass Theatre in the Water Tower

821 N Michigan Avenue • Chicago, IL 60611-2102
(2.1 mi NE)
(312) 337-0665 - Website

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

1300 S Lake Shore Drive • Chicago, IL 60605-2403
(2.1 mi SE)
(312) 922-STAR - Website
9 am - 5 pm Sun-Thurs; 9 am - 9 pm Fri-Sat. Admission: $5 adult, $4 children 4-17.

Field Museum of Natural History

1400 S Lake Shore Drive • Chicago, IL 60605-2827
(2.2 mi SE)
(312) 922-9410 - Website
Open daily, 9am-5pm. Admission: adults $7, children 3-17 $4.

Shedd Aquarium/Oceanarium

1200 S Lake Shore Dr • Chicago, IL 60605-2402
(2.2 mi SE)
(312) 939-2438 - Website
Open daily 9am-5pm. Admission: adults $11, children 3-11 $9.

Navy Pier

700 E Grand Ave • Chicago, IL 60611-3436
(2.4 mi NE)
(312) 595-7437 - Website
Daily 10am-8pm. Shopping, origin for Chicago River and Lake Michigan shoreline boat tours. Large Ferris wheel offers spectacular view of lake and Chicago skyline.

Chicago History Museum

1601 N Clark • Chicago, IL 60614-6038
(2.5 mi N)
(312) 642-4600 - Website
930am-430pm Mon-Sat; 12-5 Sun.

Wrigley Field

1060 W Addison St • Chicago, IL 60613-4397
(6.1 mi N)
(773) 404-CUBS - Website
Built in 1914, Wrigley Field is the 2nd oldest surviving ballpark in the majors. Tours ($15/person) available on selected Saturdays May-Sept.

Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S Lake Shore Drive • Chicago, IL 60637-2003
(8 mi S)
(773) 684-1414 - Website
Includes special passenger train exhibit

University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave • Chicago, IL 60637-5418
(8.7 mi S)
(773) 702-1234 - Website

Northwestern University

633 Clark St • Evanston, IL 60208-0001
(15.1 mi N)
(312) 503-8649 - Website

A. Philip Randolph/Pullman Porter Museum

10406 S Maryland Ave • Chicago, IL 60628-3090
(16 mi S)
(773) 928-3935 - Website
Open Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $5

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Hotels

La Quinta Suites

1 S. Franklin • Chicago, IL 60606-4602
(0.4 mi NE)
(312) 558-1020 • Website

The Silversmith Hotel and Suites

10 S Wabash • Chicago, IL 60603-2801
(0.5 mi E)
(312) 372-7696 • Website

W Hotels City Center

172 W Adams St • Chicago, IL 60603-3612
(0.5 mi E)
(312) 332-1200 • Website

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites

506 W Harrison St • Chicago, IL 60607-4303
(0.5 mi S)
(312) 957-9100 • Website

Hilton Palmer House

17 E Monroe St • Chicago, IL 60603-5601
(0.8 mi E)
(312) 726-7500 • Website

Holiday Inn Mart Plaza

350 N Orleans • Chicago, IL 60654-1501
(0.8 mi N)
(312) 836-5000 • Website

Hotel Allegro

171 W Randolph • Chicago, IL 60601-3121
(0.8 mi NE)
(312) 236-1826 - Website

Burnham Hotel

1 W Washington • Chicago, IL 60602-1603
(0.9 mi NE)
(312) 782-1111 - Website

Westin River North

320 N Dearborn St • Chicago, IL 60610-4839
(1.1 mi NE)
(312) 744-1900 • Website

Congress Plaza Hotel Congress Plaza Hotel

520 S Michigan Ave • Chicago, IL 60605-1602
(1.2 mi E)
(312) 427-3800 • Website

Hotel 71

71 E Wacker Drive • Chicago, IL 60601-3755
(1.2 mi NE)
(312) 346-7100 • Website

Hotel Monaco Hotel Monaco

225 N Wabash • Chicago, IL 60601-2404
(1.2 mi NE)
(312) 346-6585 • Website

Hilton Chicago

722 S Michigan Ave • Chicago, IL 60605-2102
(1.3 mi SE)
(312) 922-4400 • Website

Hyatt

151 E Wacker Drive • Chicago, IL 60601-3764
(1.4 mi NE)
(312) 565-1234 • Website

Embassy Suites

600 N State St • Chicago, IL 60610-5398
(1.5 mi NE)
(312) 943-3800 - Website

Swiss˘tel

323 E Wacker Drive • Chicago, IL 60601-5282
(1.5 mi NE)
(312) 565-0565 • Website

Hilton Garden Inn Magnificent Mile

10 E Grand Ave • Chicago, IL 60611-3506
(1.6 mi NE)
(312) 595-0000 - Website

Marriott Chicago Downtown

540 N Michigan Ave • Chicago, IL 60611-3869
(1.6 mi NE)
(312) 836-0100 • Website

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Cass

640 N Wabash • Chicago, IL 60611-2726
(1.7 mi NE)
(312) 787-4030 - Website

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago-Downtown

40 E Grand Ave • Chicago, IL 60611-3506
(1.7 mi NE)
(312) 644-2222 • Website

Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers

301 E North Water St • Chicago, IL 60611-4300
(1.7 mi NE)
(312) 464-1000 • Website

Courtyard Magnificent Mile

165 E Ontario St • Chicago, IL 60611-2822
(1.8 mi NE)
(312) 573-0800 - Website

Crowne Plaza Allerton

701 N Michigan Ave • Chicago, IL 60611-2501
(1.8 mi NE)
(312) 440-1500 • Website

Red Roof Inns

162 E Ontario St • Chicago, IL 60611-2809
(1.8 mi NE)
(312) 787-3580 • Website

Wyndham Chicago

633 N St. Clair • Chicago, IL 60611-3234
(1.9 mi NE)
(312) 573-0300 • Website

Whitehall Hotel

105 E. Delaware Pl • Chicago, IL 60611-1403
(2.1 mi NE)
(312) 944-6300 - Website

Fairfield Inn

216 E Ontario • Chicago, IL 60611-3205
(2.1 mi NE)
(312) 787-8714 - Website

Millennium Hotels Knickerbocker

163 E Walton Place • Chicago, IL 60611-1509
(2.3 mi NE)
(312) 751-8100 • Website

Seneca Hotel and Suites

200 E Chestnut St • Chicago, IL 60611-2300
(2.4 mi NE)
(312) 787-8900 - Website

Ambassador East

1301 N State Parkway • Chicago, IL 60610-2334
(2.5 mi N)
(312) 787-7200 - Website

Belden-Stratford

2300 Lincoln Park West • Chicago, IL 60614-3456
(3.5 mi N)
(773) 281-2900 - Website

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Rent cars

Enterprise

555 W Madison • Chicago, IL 60661-2500
(5 blk NW)
(312) 906-8300 • Website

National

203 N La Salle • Chicago, IL 60601-1210
(0.9 mi NE)
(312) 236-2581 • Website

Avis

214 N Clark St • Chicago, IL 60601-1205
(1 mi NE)
(312) 782-8701 • Website

Budget

65 E Lake St • Chicago, IL 60601-5904
(1.3 mi NE)
(773) 686-6800 • Website

Hertz

in Chicago Union Station • Chicago, IL
(distance n/a )
(312) 928-0539 • Website

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Upcoming events

Chicagoland Flower and Garden Show

thru Mar 26 • Navy Pier Festival Halls A-B
10am-8pm Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm Sun. Admission: Adult $14, child $6.

Chicagoland Railroadiana Show

thru Apr 2 • Holiday Inn, Elk Grove Village IL
300 tables of railroad antiques and artifacts. 9am-3pm, admission $4.

Cubs homestand

thru Apr 19 • Wrigley Field
3 vs Dodgers, 3 vs Pirates, 3 vs Brewers

Race to Wrigley 5k

thru Apr 29 • Historic Wrigley Field
5K/10K charity run through Lakewood neighborhoods

Cubs homestand

thru May 7 • Wrigley Field
4 vs Phillies, 3 vs Yankees

UIC Spring Commencements

thru May 7 • University of Illinois-Chicago
Specific dates vary by school.

Kids and Kites Festival

thru May 6 • Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park

Cubs homestand

thru May 25 • Wrigley Field
3 vs Reds, 3 vs Brewers, 4 vs Giants

13.1 Marathon

thru May 21 • South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Dr.

Memorial Day Parade

thru May 27 • State Street from Lake to Van Buren
Parade begins 12 noon.

Bike the Drive

thru May 28 • Grant Park, Lake Shore Drive from Hollywood to 57th St.
Car-free recreational bicycling; spectacular views of Chicago's lakefront.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival

thru Jun 3 • Millennium Park
Free festival featuring performances from top gospel acts.

Cubs homestand

thru Jun 11 • Wrigley Field
3 vs Cardinals, 3 vs Marlins, 4 vs Rockies

Chicago Blues Festival

thru Jun 11 • Grant Park (downtown Chicago)
The largest free outdoors blues event in the world; 11am-930pm each day.

Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest

thru Jun 11 • S. Dearborn between Congress and Polk
Historic Printers Row district hosts booksellers displaying new, used and antiquarian books for sale. 10:00a-6:00p

Grant Park Music Festival

thru Aug 19 • Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
Free outdoor classical music series; see website for schedule dates.

Cubs homestand

thru Jun 21 • Wrigley Field
3 vs Padres

Cubs homestand

thru Jul 9 • Wrigley Field
2 vs Rays, 3 vs Pirates

Taste of Chicago

thru Jul 9 • Grant Park
Annual festival showcasing Chicago's best food and entertainment.

Cubs homestand

thru Jul 25 • Wrigley Field
3 vs Cardinals, 2 vs White Sox

Cubs homestand

thru Aug 6 • Wrigley Field
3 vs Diamondbacks, 3 vs Nationals

Lollapalooza

thru Aug 6 • Grant Park
Three-day alt-rock festival with 8 stages and 130 artists

Cubs homestand

thru Aug 20 • Wrigley Field
4 vs Reds, 3 vs Bluejays

Chicago Air and Water Show

thru Aug 20 • North Avenue Beach
10am-3pm

Cubs homestand

thru Sep 3 • Wrigley Field
3 vs Pirates, 4 vs Braves

Chicago Jazz Festival

thru Sep 3 • Millenium Park and Chicago Cultural Center

Cubs homestand

thru Sep 17 • Wrigley Field
3 vs Brewers, 3 vs Mets, 3 vs Cardinals

Chicago Half Marathon and 5K run

thru Sep 24 • Jackson Park

Cubs homestand

thru Oct 1 • Wrigley Field
3 vs Reds

Bank of American Chicago Marathon

thru Oct 8 • Grant Park

Chicago International Film Festival

thru Oct 26 • AMC Theater, River East 21. (322 E. Illinois)

St Charles Railroadiana Show and Sale

thru Oct 17 • Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL
Showtime: 10am-3pm. $6 admission

Chicago Toy and Game Fair

thru Nov 19 • Navy Pier
Preview, play and purchase the newest games and toys.

McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade

thru Nov 23 • State Street, between Congress and Randolph
8:00a-11:00a Estimated 1.5 million viewers, 400,000 on-street.

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