ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

Joliet Union Station

Walking To The Train

Our Train In The Distance

Our Tour Guide

Field Museum

NBC Studio

Downtown & Unusual Taxi Message :-)

Arriving At Navy Pier

Our Tour Trolley

Tour Boats At The Pier

Lake Michigan Beautiful Water

Spirit Of Chicago

Buba Gump's Shrimp Company

Crystal Gardens

Awesome Amusement Park Wish I Had More Time Here

Chicago Skyline From Pier

LONG Pier Was 3/4 mile each way!

Canadian Goose On The Pier

Goose Close Up

Smith Museum Of Stained Glass

New Cop On The Pier :-)

Michigan Avenue

Disney Store

Oldest Fire Station

Looking Up At The Sears Tower

Lake Michigan From The Tower

View Of The City From The Top

Another Awesome View

Downtown Chicago

One Last Shot Of The City


Today was a gorgeous sunny day for our tour of Chicago. We are camping about 60 miles from the city so we took a train. The cost was only $11.00 each for round trip tickets and it took us about 1 hour and 15 minutes each way. We arrived around 9:45 and walked a couple of blocks over to the Sears Tower where we could get tickets for a city tour.

It was the Chicago Trolley tour with 13 stops all over the city. It started at Sears Tower then to Millennium Park, then to Wacker & Michigan Avenue, next the Theater District, on to the Art Institute, Hilton Towers, on to the Field Museum, Sheraton Hotel and the Navy Pier. Next the Magnificent Mile, the Hancock Center to the Water Tower where Oprah once lived and on to River North to shopping along the river. We had a superb day and enjoyed it much. The trolley was great because we could get off anywhere we wanted and get back on anytime.

We spent a lot of time at the Navy Pier and also took the special Sears Tower tour where you ride up to the 103 rd floor and get a fantastic view of the city. We found the city to be one of the cleanest and friendliest we have visited. I had to take a lot of the pictures from the trolley and they are not as good looking through windows but I managed to get some good ones. We really needed a lot more time to explore this great city, but are happy we had our day. We hope you enjoy viewing our tour.

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