This is possibly the most-photographed spot in Chicago, but more for its picturesque view over the river than for its ... More
Michigan Avenue Bridge
This is possibly the most-photographed spot in Chicago, but more for its picturesque view over the river than for its historic significance. Plaques embedded in the sidewalk mark the spot of the original Fort Dearborn, where Chicago's first settlers staked their claim off of Lake Michigan. The bas-relief sculptures on the bridge represent important events in early Chicago history. They are interesting and controversial because they depict Native Americans as the bad guys in the struggle over the "Chickaguo" territory.
The bridge bisects the city, running between the Loop and Streeterville along the Magnificent Mile. If I had to guess how the Mag Mile got its name, I would say this bridge was in the forefront of the namer's mind.
Although not one of the country's larger 'Chinatowns', the main drag on Wentworth Avenue is worth the brief side trip
from the Loop for the curious. You will find an assortment of shops, restaurants and butchers with skinned ducks ...
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago is on the Magnificent Mile across from Bloomingdale's and the upscale shops of Water Tower
Place and just minutes from the Loop district, Grant Park and Navy Pier. The exhilarating excitement of Chicago is ...
Grant Park stretches from the Museum Campus at Lake Shore Drive and Roosevelt Road all the way north to the
Prudential building, with Columbus Drive on its west side and the lake on its east. At one time, this ...
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