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More Official Chicago Websites

Updated on February 19, 2008

This is the second part to a previous article with links to official Chicago websites. In the previous article, I recommended that you research the places you want to see and do in Chicago before you go. There are a lot of great tour guide books, websites, and articles out there, but the only way to make sure you get accurate, up-to-date information is to check out the official websites. Check out the first part at:

If you think of any important ones that aren’t on either list, leave me a comment in the box at the bottom of the page.

O'Hare International Airport

Chances are pretty good that you will fly in or out of O’Hare International Airport when you visit Chicago, so it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with this huge airport before you embark on your travels. At the official site, you can check your flight information and learn about parking, weather, and ground transportation. As well, you can remain updated on all of the rules and regulations for flying.

The Official Oprah Site

While visiting The Windy City, you might want to be a part of The Oprah Winfrey Show’s studio audience. You will most likely need to reserve your tickets early, so checking out her official website ahead of time is a great idea. While you are visiting the site, you can also find out what the shows topics are for the week, as well as seeing if you qualify to be a guest on the show.

Official Chicago Marathon Site

If you are interested in participating in this annual marathon, definitely visit the official website to learn about registering. If you will be visiting Chicago during the marathon, definitely find out about traffic reroutes. You can also view a map of the marathon so you can find the prime places to watch the participants.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Site

If you are interested in seeing a performance by this amazing orchestra, which performed its first concert in 1891, you will find the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s official website full of great information. The site offers a calendar, tickets, and information about the performers. If you love classical music, this is one performance you won’t want to miss.

On an interesting note, the website also provides information many audience members are not sure about, like when to clap or how to dress.


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