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3 days in Chicago,What are the must see places?

Discussion in 'Indians in Chicago' started by sorna, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. sorna

    sorna Senior IL'ite

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    We are planning a three day vacation to Chicago. I have a 2 year old kid.what are the places I must see.we are planning to go to aurora temple. Any other ideas?
     
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    gayathriar Bronze IL'ite

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    There are a lot of ILites from Chicago area. So, I am sure you will get plenty of ideas.

    From my experience visting Chicao, you might like Shedd aquarium. They usually have dolphin shows every hour or so. You can also try the field museum if you like to visit musuem with a kid. And don't miss navy pier. Enjoy your trip..!

    -Gayathri.
     
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    gjaya Silver IL'ite

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    Sears Tower
    Navy Pier
    Shedd Aquariam

    These are some of the things we went to see when we were in Chicago.



    Jaya
     
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    shree Silver IL'ite

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    hi,

    welcome to chicago.
    if u r particular about ttemples there r 2 more
    hindu temple of greater chicago in lemont
    swami narayan temple in bartlett
    bahai temple (i have not been there) so do not know much about that.

    otherwise u have

    shedd aquarium
    field museum
    science museum
    adler planetorium
    historical tour or the architectural tour in the michigan river
    sears tower
    hancock tower
    chicago botanical garden
    navy pier
     
  5. sorna

    sorna Senior IL'ite

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    thanks gayathriar,gjaya,shree.

    i am planning to go to temple,w.devon ave,waukegan(friends house),and navy pier,aquarium.

    so where can i stay? any particular hotel suggestion?

    i have a 2 year old kid also,so whats the nice and best hotel to stay?
     
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    archana2008 Gold IL'ite

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    Try to take a boat tour in downtown. it is worth it.
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    boat rides are available from navy pier. try doing lake+river tour it will be good.
    i think you will have car, so donot rent in downtown. car parking is expensive in downtown.
    take any hotel nearby trainstation. you can buy daily pass train tickets and commute.
     
  7. sorna

    sorna Senior IL'ite

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    Thanks archana. Is there any sweet shop to buy typical south indian sweets like athirasam,kothumai halwa,seedai ,thaatai?
     
  8. Little India in West Devon avenue is great.

    mandirs you should see

    1.isso swaminarayan itasca

    2.isso swaminarayan wheeling

    3.jain temple bartlet

    4.hari om mandir medinah

    5.radhesyam temple in bloomingdale

    6.sai baba in aurora

    7.gayatri gyan in itasca

    8.balaji in aurora

    9.hindu temple of lake county

    10.jalarama mandir in shaumburgh

    11.manav seva mandir
     
  9. gjaya

    gjaya Silver IL'ite

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    Just my :my2cents.......The Swaminarayan temple in Bartlet is GORGEOUS. Its magnificent....the temple is worth a visit purely because of its grandiose structure. Its unlike I have seen anywhere. I have visited twice there just to admire the temple...Sorna, if you have time you can visit this.
     

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    archana2008 Gold IL'ite

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    Sorry not sure about sweet shops but south indians mysore woodlands is good.

    MYSORE WOODLANDS
    2548 W Devon Ave
    Chicago, IL 60659
    (773) 338-8160​
     

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