Chicago Cultural Attractions
Amongst many Chicago attractions, Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the most popular with visitors, who come to see the collection of Great Apes and African Elephants. One of the earliest urban zoos in America, Lincoln Park Zoo has expanded in recent years, and is now recognised for its conservation work.
Chicago is the home of the chat show, and the queen of the industry still produces two shows a day for most of the year at the Harpo Studios in the centre of the city. To see Oprah Winfrey recording her programme is free of charge, although you need to register at least one month in advance to get in the audience.
With its strong Blues connections Chicago plays host to the Chicago Blues Festival in June each year, followed in July by the Summer Dance Festival
In October the Chicago film festival is a high profile event that draws the top stars to the city as they highlight great new movies.