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Going Places: Looking Up At History In Chicago

The art museum in Chicago is often hailed as one of the nation’s best. But many of the city’s biggest works of art are along the river.

The buildings of Chicago tell a story that spans the city’s history – from squat warehouses that once held goods for mail-order catalogs, to gleaming skyscrapers made of glass.

The Chicago Architecture Tour has multiple departures each day from a dock on the south bank of the river, just beneath the Michigan Avenue bridge. The Chicago Architecture Foundation also offers a variety of walking and bus tours. 

This is one of many things to do in Chicago, and we're betting a lot of you have been, and have your own favorite things. Tell us what they are in the comments below.


"Going Places" is 88.5's weekly exploration of travel. The sounds in this week's segment were recorded on location in Chicago. Our usual travel expert, Matthew Brumley, is co-founder of Earthbound Expeditions on Bainbridge Island, which provides small group travel to clients including KNKX. Never miss an episode again. Subscribe to Going Places with iTunes Google Play or Stitcher.

Ed Ronco is a former KNKX producer and reporter and hosted All Things Considered for seven years.