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The A-B-C's Of Chicago

M is for Millennium Park. And J is for Jordan, obviously.

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A - Art Institute

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The Art Institute of Chicago holds one of the largest collections of Impressionist paintings in the world. But more importantly, it was the location of this famous scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

B - Buckingham Fountain

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Dedicated in 1927 and located in the center of Grant Park, this landmark is one of the largest fountains in the world. Imagine how many wishes it holds. Probably, just, so many.

G - Great Chicago Fire

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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 nearly destroyed the entire city and was one of the largest U.S. disasters of the 19th century. But we rebuilt and now we're bigger and better because of it.

I - Improv

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Some of the greatest comedians of our time got their start at Chicago's Second City club and it continues to be a launching point for up-and-coming funny people.

N - Navy Pier

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Where you can ride the 150-foot ferris wheel, watch a Shakespearean play, take a scenic cruise, go shopping, watch an IMAX movie, and finish off the night with some food and a drink at the beer garden.

O - Oprah

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The queen of Chicago and daytime television. While on air, The Oprah Winfrey Show was the highest-rated talk show in American television history. You da man, Oprah.

R - River

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The most beautiful green river in the nation. And probably the world. (For a few days, at least). And when it's not St. Patrick's Day, this river is still the coolest.

V - Variety

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You want good food? Chicago's got it. You want art? Chicago's got it. You want to play chess before an outdoor football game and then go to a bar with dueling pianos? Well you can do that in Chicago.

X - Super Bowl XX

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The '85 Chicago Bears dominated the New England patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. It was the greatest football team ever of all time in the history of the universe.

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