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Chicago's Coolest Historical Spots | National Geographic

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This vibrant city of art, culture, and industry is also a treasure trove of storied sites. Make time to check out some of Chicago’s coolest historical spots. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #Chicago #Travel About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read "Weekend Itinerary for the Explorer in Chicago" https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/illinois/chicago/windy-city-itinerary-what-to-do-weekend/ Chicago's Coolest Historical Spots | National Geographic https://youtu.be/ZtE-gockUN8 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Veselka (5 days ago)
Maria Callas like Madame Butterfly in Chicago. Greek artist of music
ramakrishna devarakonda (8 days ago)
Iwant to go there in one time in my life
Thomas Barr (10 days ago)
Went to Chicago open ait. Went to unos. Went to navy pier. That was the whole day
Khadijah Muhammad (17 days ago)
I am from Chicago.
Najib El Maghraoui (17 days ago)
Like Napoleón
Gooner 10 (17 days ago)
Moving here in June 🕺🏿🕺🏿
Emily Worel (18 days ago)
The 103rd floor SWAYS??! up to 6 in.! I'm scared.
hoosierhiver (19 days ago)
No mention of Fort Dearborn?
Michael Bray (19 days ago)
2:15 I think you mean "Western" hemisphere
sarah d (19 days ago)
"Walnut Room" in the Sears Tower was AWESOME!!!!
moviemagic (19 days ago)
sarah d the original is at the Macy’s in State St. :)
bulls on parade (19 days ago)
Zachary 8782 (19 days ago)
Truly a beautiful city
We stand for Peace (20 days ago)
On ma way. Is it safe for muslim tourists. Sort of fear islamophobia. Kinda just been visiting morroco, egypt and turkey.
moviemagic (19 days ago)
We stand for Peace you’ll be alright. Just avoid the South Side.
Ademir Ferreira (20 days ago)
Cidade sensacional
Lavesh Patel (20 days ago)
I only love US........
Art Curious (20 days ago)
Chicago has a lot of good qualities but it’s a Midwest city with an egregious number of homicides and is choking under the weight of decades old corrupt politics. The bells and whistles do nothing but reinforce the city’s lack of cultural relevance and sense of identity within the American fabric. Boston is the true “second city” and after that LA and Las Vegas. Chicago could reinvent itself by electing a Republican mayor, lowering taxes, solving the crime problems, building new and affordable apartments, and rerouting its traffic away from the shore line. The competition among cities is becoming fierce and gimmicks like the bean and endless tourist attractions simply reinforce the idea that people just come and go, that Chicago is a city without a soul.
Conner Hendrick (11 days ago)
There's many points you made that are easy to disagree with but it is clear that you are clueless about politics. No republican would ever lower taxes on those who actually need tax cuts, and by that I mean the middle class and the poor. Educate yourself
JUVE Dybala (20 days ago)
Wow❤ visiting next year
mech5 fab (20 days ago)
No one except for people who were told (local newscasters) refer to the Sears Tower as the Willis Tower. No matter how much someone spends to rename, it will always be the Sears Tower to anyone who lives in Chicago.
Car_enthuzust_for_life on ig (20 days ago)
i was in Chicago last summer i went in or drove by all these places
Córdova ,S William. (20 days ago)
Bless up Chicago ! Greetings A&E peace and respect for you great job 🍀 cheech and chong things are tough all over -80 😵😷
Lifeguard (20 days ago)
Chicago > New York
bulls on parade (19 days ago)
Bwahahaha Chitcago is not even close to being as cool as NY and i lived in both
Joyal kurian (20 days ago)
in crimes. Ultimately both are democrat colonies.
Zay Fresh (20 days ago)
All that toast and no jelly...0:02
Teri Scallon (20 days ago)
I love Chicago!
CatcherOfBass (20 days ago)
Chicago has a lot to offer and a lot of cool neighborhoods to explore. It’s best to be seen on foot. But if you’re by the lake then I recommend renting a bike.
Tyler (20 days ago)
Its only fun in the summer. Take it from a local
Noirfifre Noirfifre (20 days ago)
Every city/country should have a Historical Map Tour! So cool!
Rain Man (20 days ago)
I hope to check out these spots in 2019. Thank you
Supreme Reader (20 days ago)
What about the Chicago art museum downtown, the jewelry shops, or some of the great restaurants around Hyde Park? Come on Nat. Geo. You could have done a lot better.
smruti ranjan Nayak (20 days ago)
Nice video 👍
4light official (20 days ago)
Diaride 4 (20 days ago)
So that's where Michael Bay corrupted so many building.
TheRoblox Makers (20 days ago)
I have OCD and I don’t wanna make the likes uneven so I’m not liking or disliking.
Ben Larsen (20 days ago)
It is a lovely spot to visit, great history.
panfriedd (20 days ago)
it's only a couple hundred years old, what history is that again
MATEÓ EDM (20 days ago)
Beautiful city 💜
Ivory M (20 days ago)
Looks better than I thought
M H (20 days ago)
But Chicago's shoreline is eroding badly. Need effective steps.
Jayyy667 (21 days ago)
A city enriched by "diversity".
J Cee (20 days ago)
For those spreading the propaganda about Chicago crime rate..it's Not even in the top 20 for over all crime.... Chicago like any major city does have crime but don't believe the negative about it... before you travel anywhere do the research.. Google is available 24/7/365 ☺️ ... Chicago ♥️
Jayyy667 (21 days ago)
*smacks lips*
bACe in Yo fACe! (21 days ago)
the sears tower. also known as.. uh nope.
Merci Sierra (21 days ago)
🐇Love my City 💖🌃💖
caegb (21 days ago)
A fantastic city to visit👌🏿
Raul JR Lara (21 days ago)
Where's the history of the hood lol
Bamm Boozoled (21 days ago)
Just don't go to the South side!
Brianna (16 days ago)
Well, you can visit Bronzeville and Hyde Park. Maybe Evergreen and Beverly. Other than that, stay away from the South Side for leisure.
Nic Andrews (19 days ago)
+Bookie99 Clearly these people have NEVER been to Chicago are are scared by what they "heard" the South Side is beautiful. So much culture and so much to see.
Bookie99 (20 days ago)
You ever been to Bridgeport? Canaryville? Pilsen? Chinatown? Mt. Greenwood? It's obvious you haven't. The Southside of the City is a huge place with bad areas and decent areas. Don't @ me bout this boss, I know you've seen a Vice documentary and got it all figured out
Joyal kurian (20 days ago)
+Bookie99 Are you living in mars? South side is the killing field. It is the democrat colony.
Bamm Boozoled (20 days ago)
Bookie99 my mom and little sister were killed by those saveges in the south side 😠
Tarek Bania (21 days ago)
beautiful city see you soon.
smithereeeeens (21 days ago)
Hey, i'm visiting Chicago now! Thanks for the tips, NatGeo! 🤓
Granola77 (20 days ago)
Oof. It's better when it's warmer. But hope you enjoy anyway.
GDPanda (21 days ago)
Thank you for not mentioning the bean
Robert Potesta II (12 days ago)
GDPanda *Cloud Gate
BlackOrchid (20 days ago)
Why not? It's so... shiny.
Jennifer Parker (21 days ago)
*I'll have my day off there..* -Ferris Bueller Mode
β Aquarii (21 days ago)
Wonderful 👍
قناة أسماء بحسي (21 days ago)
Good vidéo .
dusty rose (21 days ago)
today is my birthday, can I request some likes from u!?
Joyal kurian (21 days ago)
But unfortunately it is the most dangerous, violent city in the USA. That is also a fact. Chicago administration is a total failure.
bulls on parade (19 days ago)
Shitcago is horrible...NY is best
Joyal kurian (20 days ago)
+Nihlus Kriyk Really? which city of the size of Chicago has the same rate of violent crimes? Please enlighten me? Are you comparing with some remote town with Chicago city? This is what happens when you get your facts from CNN and New york times.
Nihlus Kriyk (20 days ago)
The fear mongering propaganda really got to you. There's dozens upon dozens of cities and suburbs with higher violent crime rates in the US than Chicago. None of which are even located in the same state.
ShadowWarrior114 (21 days ago)
You forgot the historic parts of South side
Emarald Gamer (21 days ago)
N j
Mike Ebersole (21 days ago)
No way no how! I value my life!
theylied1776 (21 days ago)
I love the Museum of Science and Industry.
Car_enthuzust_for_life on ig (20 days ago)
i spent all day there its massive
Lobo López (21 days ago)
It also has enough crime to keep travellers away for years...
Lobo López (18 days ago)
+deziking if you just look at my first reply you will see that indeed I don't live anywhere close.
deziking (20 days ago)
This guy just spreading bad information. Prob dont even live near there.
Granola77 (20 days ago)
All the areas mentioned here are safe anyway
Granola77 (20 days ago)
The media misrepresents it so badly. It's only bad in a few neighborhoods in the South and West sides. There is nothing of significance there in those neighborhoods so tourists would never even find themselves there in the first place.
Tyler (20 days ago)
I live on the Southside. 3 of family are police officers. The media makes it look worse than it is. Its all in the intercity. Ive had no troubles
geek chicks (21 days ago)
I ❤️ Chicago ...
Mahinda Githaiga (21 days ago)
I would like to visit Chicago
bulls on parade (18 days ago)
+mech5 fab and ive lived in both as well..in Downtown Chicago on Ontario by Navy Pier for 3 yrs and NY hands downs spanks Shitcago 😁😁😁😁😂
mech5 fab (18 days ago)
bulls on parade New York would cringe at the thought of being called "way better". I've lived in both, I disagree.
Mahinda Githaiga (19 days ago)
+Eduardo Rodriguez thanks hopefully the opportunity will come
bulls on parade (19 days ago)
Chicago is cute but NY is way better
Nic Andrews (19 days ago)
There are 3 different Chicago's most tourist just stick to downtown.
Komal Soni (21 days ago)
Elise Bryanné (21 days ago)
This is just the downtown part. You really have to get into the city to feel the culture.
NekoWinters (21 days ago)
+tupiniquinium shame the gov won't smarten up and just legalize weed, tax it and use the money for things like the boys and girls club so kids won't only have gangstas as role models in the poor areas, stop the gangs from recruiting the next generation
jonathan stupid cheese spaghetti (21 days ago)
tupiniquinium (21 days ago)
+NekoWinters all you have to do is mention the word "crime" and gun lunatics come running.
NekoWinters (21 days ago)
+Dogifish its almost like all that gun control bs like the city banning handguns totally didnt convince the gangs and scumbags to not commit anymore crimes and turn in all their weapons.
Dogifish (21 days ago)
And crime. In 2016, Chicago had recorded more homicides and shooting victims than New York City and Los Angeles combined. Chicago isn''t safe for tourist at all.
Proximus Med (21 days ago)
I need dollars
Taslim Chaudhary (21 days ago)
Superb 🇮🇳
Maj w Ogrodzie Staszek (21 days ago)
Super !!!
LEGEND CUBER (21 days ago)
Ystävä 703 (21 days ago)
I hate so much when people edit their comments! Don't you?
Tirthankar Sarkar (18 days ago)
*Yeah me too*
Laily 481 (21 days ago)
Exactly, u know that is urself,. Lol
Μανωλης Μαρκουλης fishing (21 days ago)
Owen G. (21 days ago)
Nice scene and history OwenG lab rat ❤️🇯🇲
Jesus (21 days ago)
smithereeeeens (21 days ago)
jonathan stupid cheese spaghetti (21 days ago)
Shubham Mishra REALLY?! I didn’t nOtICe THaT
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Owen G. (21 days ago)
BikeisLife you need a cookie