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What Chicago is Famous For

Chicago is famous for many things, but I'm only listing the few most obvious ones in this article. As one of the biggest cities in the United States, Chicago has a lot to offer to American culture.

What do you think Chicago is famous for? Let us know in the comment box at the bottom of the page.

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The Chicago Theatre

This famous landmard is the place to see the best plays and acts in Chicago. The elegant theatre opened in October of 1921. Originally built to show silent films, this beautiful building quickly became home to live performances. The French inspried auditorium seats 3600 people.

The beautiful building now hosts such acts as bands like The Allman Brothers Band, Indigo Girls, and Blues Travellers, just to name a few. From comedians to musical productions, this gorgeous auditorium is a place you must visit.

Check out the official Chicago Theatre website to see their current schedule. While visiting the website, you can also learn about scheduling a tour of the building.

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Chicago the Band

This rock band formed in 1967 in…can you guess? Chicago, Illinois! The band is the second longest running pop/rock & roll band in the United States (the Beach Boys beat them). Today, the band is still together (with four if the six original members). With many hit singles and albums, Chicago has toured the world.

From politically influenced songs to ballads, it is hard to find someone who doesn’t like at least one of their many songs.

Check out the official Chicago the Band website.

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The Nickname

Chicago is famously known as The Windy City. Do you know why? There are a lot of different ideas and myths as to how Chicago got this nickname—it varies from weather to politics.

If you guessed it got the name from actually being windy, well you wouldn’t be wrong. Chicago is windy because of where it is geographically located and because of the way it was built on the grid system.

The city is rich in political history, so if you chose politics as your answer, you would be right too! In fact, many said that a lot of Chicago politicians are just “blowing a lot of wind.”

How do you think it got the nickname?

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Wrigley Field

Built in 1914, this stadium is one of the most famous baseball fields in the United States. It is currently the home of the Chicago Cubs, and has been since 1916. If Wrigley Field makes you thinking of chewing gum (as it does me), you aren’t far off from the truth. Originally called Weeghman Park, then Cubs Park, the field was finally named after the Chicago Cubs baseball team’s owner: William Wrigley Jr. He was, indeed, the founder of the gum company.

These are only four of the huge amount of things Chicago is famous for. This is definitely a city that begs to be explored. Not only will you have a great time, but you will also learn a lot about Chicago’s history.

Comments

Babgiy on October 01, 2012:

lincoln park

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khushi on May 02, 2012:

nice .......thhings

Eli Crazy on March 22, 2012:

I love latin people!

The dane on December 26, 2011:

First Hilton hotel of the World.

lexis on December 13, 2011:

Gotta love the cubs!!!!

*ain't that the truth*

fo'serious on December 13, 2011:

I love Chicago! and I live there!!!

hey,hey,hey!!! on December 13, 2011:

use proper gramer, please and thankyou

laxygirlgetup! on December 13, 2011:

did she say punky/???///????/

jenifer on August 30, 2011:

tecnology

jacqueline on August 17, 2011:

punkys!

Luis on March 04, 2011:

Hardest working people in America!

google on February 28, 2011:

i really like usa

aamir on February 08, 2011:

Ricobenne's pizza :)

Also for the HIGH Cigarette Prices

Alex on January 12, 2011:

The cubs, sox, house music, pizza, girls did I forget anything? I Love Chicago it's my hometown but I'm living some where else but hope to move back soon!!

hjsjsfhdsf on May 13, 2010:

for being built on to of a lake

eddy on December 19, 2009:

and our public school sythems which has only closed 3 times

Mounika on November 17, 2009:

guys

allison on November 12, 2009:

I LUV CHICAGO ( HOMETOWN ) BETTER THAN NYC WE ARE KNOWN 4 OUR CANDY, CHIPS, JUKE MUSIC, DEEP DISH, AND HIGH TAXES N GAS PRICES

esoniq on July 28, 2009:

House music

courtney on July 12, 2009:

Garrett's Popcorn

trooper22 from Chicago on April 30, 2009:

Hotdogs, Pizza, Music, The skyline, Sports, The (Arguable Hub) Democratic party, Lake Shore Drive, Pulman, Haymarket, Michigan Ave. etc etc. I have been to all the major cities in the U.S and most in Europe, Chicago is my home. I love Chicago!

j.tam on March 15, 2009:

Sears Tower and Water Tower Place

nina on February 24, 2009:

the great chicago fire

t. chic on November 16, 2008:

musical hits SATURDAY IN THE PARK and IN THE GHETTO. THERE YOU ll BE on a HILL OF FAITH.

j. bull on November 16, 2008:

obama and the black hawks. the golden jet is the newman with the slapshot. blues brothers bounce like bulls .

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