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Expats who relocate to Chicago will love the city’s high energy, attractions and activities. There's plenty to keep any new resident busy while they explore their new home and familiarise themselves with the ins and outs of the city. Here are a few of the best things to see and do in Chicago.
Attractions in Chicago
The Field Museum of Natural History
One of the largest natural history museums in the world, the Field Museum offers a wide range of exhibits to explore, from Ancient Egypt to working DNA laboratories and more. Don't forget to pay Sue a visit – the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
The historic home of America’s most renowned architect, the late Frank Lloyd Wright, is a must for all culture vultures. The house was originally built in 1889 but was extensively remodelled by Wright in 1895. Those interested in learning more about this American icon will be glad to know that the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust leads tours of the home.
Art Institute of Chicago
Home to one of the greatest collections in the world, art lovers are sure to enjoy visiting the Art Institute of Chicago to marvel at the wonderful works inside. Some of history's most renowned artworks can be viewed in the museum, including Grant Wood's 'American Gothic' and Vincent van Gogh's famous self-portrait.
Expats who enjoy outdoor pursuits will love Lincoln Park’s plethora of attractions. Situated along a seven-mile (11km) shoreline, there's plenty to do in the park. Lincoln Park receives more than 20 million visitors a year and enjoys the distinction of being the second-most visited park in the US after Central Park in New York City. Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, enjoy the beaches, stroll through the botanical conservatory, have a practice swing on the golf course or pack a picnic and relax in the grassy meadows.
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