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Feb 24, 2013 - Charter Bus visiting in Chicago

Chicago, the largest city in Illinois, boasts numerous attractions for its many charter bus visitors, including North America’s tallest building, world-famous museums, outdoor attractions, a beautiful saltwater lake and one of the nation’s last remaining free zoological parks. A trip to the Windy City isn't complete without seeing at least some of these premier attractions, and the best way of doing so is with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charters Chicago.

The tallest building in the western hemisphere is none other than the Sears Tower, now known as the Willis Tower. The skyscraper is at 110 stories high and has a Skydeck which features museum quality exhibits such as Chicago’s history and interactive computer kiosks that leads visitors to the city's landmarks virtually. The Skydeck is easily accessible by the high-speed elevators and has been voted as one of the Seven Wonders of Chicago, visitors will be able to enjoy the magnificient view of the Windy City.

Next on the city’s most popular attractions, is the Navy Pier in Streeterville neighborhood, a short bus ride away from downtown. The pier was built in the 1916 and it was used as a naval pier for many years. Now, it is not only a historical landmark but a famous tourist attraction for both locals and tourists.The front yard is home to large art statues with an animated fountain, as you walk further inside, you will find eight restaurants and a food court which boasts a long list of international cuisine to feast on. The pier is also home to 40 shops that allows promises visitors a fun filled shopping experience. If shopping is not your cup of tea, it also features entertainment such as Ferris wheel, carousel, miniature golf course, children’s museum and an IMAX movie theater. During summer, you will be delighted with the fireworks display at the pier so plan your trip ahead and find the perfect spot to catch the beautiful fireworks.

Established in 1868, this zoo was the home to a single bear situated in the northern area of Chicago and now it houses more than 1,000 animals from around the world such as lions, tigers, giraffes and great apes. The Lincoln Park Zoo is also the one of the very few free zoos in the States. The best time visit the zoo is during winter because it is when the ZooLight celebration takes place where visitors will be able witness the 49-acres zoo transform into a winter wonderland, decorated with Christmas lights, music and meet Rudolph. The zoo is located within the 1,200-acres of Lincoln Park.

Chicago, the windy city, is a great place to visit with your charter bus. Give Bus Charters Chicago a call to find out how they can help you plan your trip with a selection from their fleet of fully equipped charter buses and friendly, personalized service.