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JW Marriott Chicago

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JW Marriott Chicago Destination Guide

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Attractions & Landmarks

Chicago is well known for its sports teams, music scene and cultural attractions. JW Marriott Chicago is perfectly situated to make exploring all of these famous sights easy, whether you are interested in a game at Soldier Field or a festival at Millennium Park.

Top Attractions

Spend a day at the Art Institute of Chicago or the Field Museum, take an architectural cruise on the river, explore the works of Frank Lloyd Wright or simply shop to your heart's delight. With so many options to choose from, whether you are a sport's fan, a music aficionado or determined to find the very best Chicago-style pizza, you'll find it all easy to discover from our downtown hotel.

Adler Planetarium 

Overlooking Lake Michigan, The Adler Planetarium creates space explorers out of everyone who visits. There are fun activities for guests of all ages.

1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.

(312) 294-0360

Grant Park/Buckingham Fountain 

Known as "Chicago's Front Yard," Grant Park dates back to the founding of Chicago when it was called Lake Park. Renamed in 1901 to honor Ulysses S. Grant, the park is home to some of the city's most popular attractions including Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago. Located on the Loop, Grant Park is home to greenspace, events, festivals and more, and is just minutes from JW Marriott Chicago.

337 E. Randolph St.

(312) 742-3918

John G. Shedd Aquarium 

One of the largest indoor aquariums in the country, Chicago's Shedd Aquarium houses over 32,000 creatures. Originally opened in 1930, this popular Chicago attraction welcomes visitors from around the world. Explore reefs, have fun in the Polar Play Zone, or explore the current traveling exhibits.

1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.

(312) 939-2438

John Hancock Observatory 

Experience breathtaking views from 360 Chicago, located atop the famed John Hancock building. Thrill seekers will especially love TILT - a moving platform that tilts you over Michigan Avenue from the 94th floor!

875 N. Michigan Ave., 94th Floor

(312) 751-3681

Lincoln Park Zoo 

Dedicated to connecting people of Chicago with wildlife, the Lincoln Park Zoo is conveniently located in the heart of the city. Admission to the zoo is free, and visitors can see lions, meerkats, gorillas, penguins and so much more.

Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Pkwy.

(312) 742-2000

Magnificent Mile 

This famous stretch of eight blocks in downtown Chicago is world-famous for its premier selection of high-end shopping and restaurants and is conveniently located close to JW Marriott Chicago.

Michigan Avenue

Millennium Park 

Located within Grant Park, Millennium Park is an award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design. It features the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind in the US.

201 E. Randolph St.

(312) 744-6050

Navy Pier 

Historic Navy Pier is Chicago's lakefront playground, with over 50 acres of parks, shops, restaurants, entertainment and attractions. Take a ride on the Centennial Wheel, visit the Children's Museum or the Shakespeare Theater or simply stroll the Pier and take in the scenery.

600 E. Grand Ave.

(312) 595-5300

Willis Tower Skydeck 

Step outside the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and onto the Ledge! At 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge's glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the Skydeck and overlooks up to four states.

233 S. Wacker Dr.


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The Bears, the Bulls, the Blackhawks, the White Sox, 2016 World Champions Cub Sox and College teams galore are all located here - no wonder Chicago has been called the "Best Sports City!" Don't miss a chance to catch any one of these great sports teams in action while you are visiting Chicago.

Solider Field 

The home to one of the only remaining founding franchises in the NFL, the Chicago Bears, is a landmark in itself. If you are lucky enough to get tickets, get to the stadium early and explore history. Soldier Field is just minutes from JW Marriott Chicago.

1410 Museum Campus Dr.

(312) 235-7000

United Center 

The United Center brings you the excitement of the Stanley Cup Championship team, the Chicago Blackhawks, the famous Chicago Bulls, concerts and performances all year long.

1901 W. Madison St.

(312) 455-7000

US Cellular Field 

Formerly known as US Cellular Center, Guaranteed Rate Field is home to the Chicago White Sox, charter members of the American League since 1901.

333 W. 35th St.

(312) 674-1000

Wrigley Field 

This historic ballpark is home to the world champions Chicago Cubs, favorites of fans all around the United States! Come early and get a tour of this fascinating piece of Chicago history.

1060 W. Addison St.

(773) 404-2827

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