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Chicago Attractions While at Navy Graduation


Chicago Attractions While at Navy Graduation

Hints, tips, and things to do while attending your Sailor's Navy graduation in Great Lakes/Chicago, IL.

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Chicago Attractions


Chicago Bears - The Chicago Bears Official Website
Chicago Cubs - The Chicago Cubs Official Webstie
Chicago White Sox - The Chicago White Sox Official Website
Chicago Bulls - The Chicago Bulls Official Website
Navy Pier - Historic Navy Pier® is Chicago's lakefront playground. And it's the Midwest's #1 tourist and leisure destination, attracting more than 8.6 million visitors a year

METRA Stop at Great Lakes. - Take the train into Chicago.

Chicago Field Museum - Natural history.

Museum of Science and Industry - WWII German captured U-Boat

Adler Planetarium - No movie stars here! Just stars!

Shedd Aquarium - Lots of fish! 

Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower) - One heck of a view!

Discussion Forum

Blues - Buddy Guy's Legends

Started by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Jan 26, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by Bob C on July 19, 2013 at 10:37am

My son graduated on 6/28 and one of the things he appreciated the most was stretching out on a clean hotel bed with a thick soft mattress and getting re-acquanted with his phone. He also appreciated being able to sit down in a chair. We took him out for some good sushi in Lake Forest, into Chicago for a boat tour and some excellent Malnati's pizza on N. Wells and to see The Bean sculpture on the water. He was pretty worn out from the last week and mostly liked just stretching out, relaxing and talking with us. We watched an old James Bond movie in the Navy Lodge Sat and he was so comfortable, as we made comments and jokes and laughed about the movie.

They go through a lot in eight weeks, and it changes them, and he appreciates the changes and knows that he's entering into a new family, but he also wanted to be able to enjoy the things he's done for us for so many years as part of our family.

Comment by Vincent C Newman on May 30, 2013 at 5:39pm
Check urban spoon's ratings. I went to Chicago Cut steakhouse back in March 2012. Excellent service.
Comment by Cobra Pilot on May 30, 2013 at 3:34pm

Driving to Chicago for PIR on 12 Jul, 2013.  Any suggestions for restaurants to take our Sailor to dinner after PIR? 

Comment by Brad on February 10, 2013 at 7:57pm

We had a great time on this bike tour

Comment by Vincent C Newman on February 15, 2012 at 7:45pm

My daughter is looking for an excellent Steak or Japanese or Chinese Food. Any recommendations or should I rely on Food Network or Cooking Channel? for Graduation PIR March 2, 2012

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on November 3, 2011 at 1:38pm
Comment by chris edward green on March 4, 2011 at 10:39am
My son graduates 08 april 11, ship 11 division 124.  where can we get a great steak?
Comment by Robert Elliott Hettchen on August 16, 2010 at 6:20pm
I am interested in hotels that would be close the the Base. We will be traveling by car from Maryland. Thank you
Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on July 8, 2010 at 10:34am
If you get a chance, visit Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago... If he is in town, he tends to make an appearance on stage.
Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on August 22, 2009 at 9:41pm
lots of ideas in the old posts in this group......there is a lot to see and do in the area for sure...all depends what you are interested in. And Chicago has given us some of the great blues musicians for many years.....

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