Chicago By: Tristan Rood

Location Details

Chicago is located in Illinois, next to lake Michigan. The land of Chicago is mostly flat with one river named Cabaret, that divides the city into three parts the north, south, and west side. They nicknamed Chicago the windy city because of the wind that drafts over the huge sky scrapers. Chicago is known to have very warm summers to very cold winters. Also Chicago is in the central time zone.

Map and skyscrapers

History

Chicago was explore by the French around 1673. A few years later many ethnic groups adopted homes German, Irish, Sweden's, and polish. By 1870 the population of Chicago was around 250,000. Then tragedy struck in 1871 a massive fire had broke out near a barn. By the fire department had arrived the fire had spread to much for them to take out. But a rain storm had came up and the fire had stopped leaving 33% of the city destroyed, 300 dead, 18,000 buildings burned, and 100,000 lost their homes or businesses.

The French
map

Things to do

One of the most tourist attractions is the Naval Pier in Lake Michigan. The Navy Pier opened in 1916.

Navy Pier

On saint Patrick's day you could visit the festival that goes on every year one of the biggest parades in Chicago. They turn the water green in the river that runs through Chicago.

Green River

They have many parks throughout Chicago and two special parks are the Lincoln Park and the Grant Park. These parks are located on the north-side of the city. Grant Park is known for the festivals and concerts.

Lincoln park

Grant park

Yo could visit many museums but one to remember is the science of industry museum. This museum has many exhibits that u can enjoy with the your family. Also visiting the Willis tower with over 110 stories. This building is one of the tallest buildings in the western hemisphere.

Chicago Science Industry Museum, Willis Tower

The Taste of Chicago festival has music, food from local restaurants, and activities for all ages. This big event brings many tourists to enjoy time with their family that they can do together.

Festival food

Fun Facts

Chicago became a city in 1837. Almost 40 million tourists come to Chicago each year. A library named the Harold Washington Library has over 6.5 million books.There are around 552 parks in Chicago alone. Around 3 million people visit the Lincoln park each year, and the zoo. Chicago is the third largest city in Chicago. Chicago is home to one of the biggest Tiffany stained glass dome.

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