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Official Chicago Websites

Updated on February 18, 2008

If you are planning a trip to Chicago anytime soon, you probably want to figure out what to do while you are in town. There are plenty of sites, articles, and tourist guides out there that will give you tips on where to go and what to do while in The Windy City. You can probably find lots of fabulous information to plan your trip with these resources. However, you shouldn’t rely solely on these sources because they aren’t always updated on a regular basis.

Before you travel, you should check out the official websites to the places you want to go. This is really the best way to make sure you have the most up to date information. Listed below are the official websites of the places most people visit. If you have any comments or suggestions about these sites, please share them with us in the comment box at the bottom of the page.

Official City of Chicago Website

This official site provides plenty of information for those interested in Exploring Chicago.

You can find information about local news, museums, festivals, parks, public transportation, maps, and places to stay…just to name a few. The site also provides a lot more information.

Official Site of the Chicago Bulls

Interested in seeing the Chicago Bulls play basketball? Visit their official site to find out about the stadium, their season schedule, and how to purchase tickets.

While you are there, you can also learn about the team's history, check out their online store, and find out about any special promotions.

Official Chicago Bears Site

Maybe you want to check out a Chicago Bears football game while you are in the city. Not only can you find their schedule and buy tickets to a game, but you can also check out an up-to-date RSS feed covering Bears news.

The site also offers and online store and community links, including their kid zone.

Official Website of Sears Tower

Chicago is home to the tallest building in North America (third tallest in the world). Check out the official website to learn more about visiting the Sears Tower Skydeck—you can even purchase your tickets ahead of time online.

The site also contains a list of tips for families who want to visit the building. Find directions, parking, and hours on the tower’s site.

Official University of Chicago Site

Interested in taking a tour of the university? Check out the official website to find out about scheduling a guided tour. Or, maybe you want to check out the school’s Oriental Institute, which exhibits ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern artifacts. While you are in Hyde Park, you can check out all of the amazing galleries and museums in the neighborhood.

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