Contact Us

Things to do in Chicago – Mary’s Top 5

Scott Olson, Getty Images

For our latest KVKation we've got your chance to visit the Windy City, Chicago, and take in a Cubs game and Nickelback. If you've never been to Chicago you might not know the other must sees of Chi-town. Here's a list of the Top 5 Things to do in Chicago if you are lucky enough to win the KVKation.


Lincoln Park Zoo



The Lincoln Park Zoo is a 35 acre animal attraction that features lions, bears, and sloths! As an added bonus, you won't have to use any of that $500 to get in to the zoo, because it is free!


Lincoln Park Zoo


The Willis Tower



The Willis Tower, or better known as the Sears Tower, is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. It is the best way to get a full view of the Chicago Skyline. You don't even have to pull a Ferris Bueller to get the best view. Take one of the super fast elevators up to the Skydeck on the 103rd floor and step out on The Ledge. The Ledge extends 4.5 feet from the face of The Willis Tower to give you the feeling of floating on air.


The_bosshog, Flickr


The Magnificent Mile



If you are looking for some high end shopping to spend that $500, then look no further than The Magnificent Mile. It's officially Michigan Avenue, but the nickname Magnificent Mile has been embraced by the city of Chicago. The Magnificent Mile is the Chicago equivalent to New York City's 5th Avenue with it's high end shops, restaurants, and hotels. At the pentacle of the Magnificent Mile you'll find Water Tower Place. Water Tower Place is the mall of Chicago. With over 100 stores you're sure to find that new “it” bag, little black dress, or a perfect souvenir of your trip to Chicago.


multisanti, flickr.jpg


Millennium Park



Smack dab in Downtown Chicago, Millennium Park is a great place to get a little of everything; architecture, art, music, landscape and my favorite people watching. You can take a tour with a bike or even a Segway at the McDonald’s Cycle Center. My favorite is the Cloud Gate. The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect Chicago’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a “gate” to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives.


JKleeman, flickr.jpg


The Weiner Circle



Chicago is famous for its hotdogs. One restaurant, the Weiner Circle, is not just famous for serving authentic Chicago Dogs. It's famous for its dirty mouthed and not to mention rude workers. It's been featured on Shotime and an Extreme Restaurant special on the Travel Channel. Now TruTV even has a show called “The Weiner Circle.”


Best of 96.5 KVKI

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KVKI VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KVKI VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.