Chicago Attractions Essay

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Essay 1 (Illustration)
Chicago’s Inexpensive Attractions
Thesis Statement: There are many enjoyable attractions in the Chicago area that are inexpensive or even free.
topic sentence 1: Some free attractions can be found within the parks of downtown Chicago.
topic sentence 2: Another inexpensive attraction in downtown Chicago is Navy Pier.
topic sentence 3: Some other inexpensive attractions in Chicago are the different museums and exhibits scattered around the downtown area.






To begin, after spending a summer in Chicago I have found ways to enjoy the city with spending little to no money. Chicago is notorious for its tourist attractions, particularly for families and friends. Some free attractions can be found
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There is plenty of open space where one can have a picnic, so essentially your trip can be extremely budget friendly.
Another inexpensive attraction in downtown Chicago is their iconic Navy Pier. Navy Pier is known as a tourist hotspot. It includes multiple retail shops, a ferris wheel, an IMAX movie theatre, a crystal garden, a mirror maze, the children’s museum, a number of restaurants, and is the loading dock to luxurious cruise lines. Split the cab fare with friends to reach the pier and spend the afternoon sightseeing. There are no fees to enter the pier or crystal garden but there are admission fees for extra amusements for a reasonable price. After one the evening sightseeing they can either hop on a dinner cruise or dine at one of the restaurants. After dinner on specific days one can enjoy Navy Pier’s firework show. On Wednesday and Saturday nights during the summer, Navy Pier hosts its very own firework show free to the public. One can essentially spend the entire day enjoying all what Navy Pier offers.
Other inexpensive attractions in Chicago are the different museums and exhibits scattered around the downtown area. On certain days throughout the year Chicago hosts free or discounted days for students, military personnel and their families, as well as Illinois residents. These free and discounted days are hosted at the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, The Adler Planetarium, and the Willis Tower. The Shedd Aquarium has around six different…