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Top 10 Free Things To Do In Chicago

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Chicago, which is the third densely populated city in the USA, has something for all, from top-notch shopping, fine art galleries, structural designs, depositories and theatre to unique neighborhoods rich in exclusive cultural heritage.

Despite the truth that Chicago is an expensive city, there are still a number of free things to do in Chicago.

- Art Institute of Chicago. Visit the renowned art institute of Chicago without paying any admission charge on Thursdays. From camera work to structural design to textiles, this depositary offers an everlasting collection, which comprises magnificent works by great artists including Ellsworth Kelly, Eva Hesse and David Hockney.

- Garfield Park Conservatory. One of the free Chicago attractions is the Garfield Park Conservatory which comprises eight internal display houses in addition to a number of outdoor gardens. Besides the stunning gardens, the Conservatory also provides free family events, demos, classes, and unique exhibitions. You don’t need to pay any admission or parking charges.

- Hyde Park Art Center. Hyde Park Art Center houses five big art galleries in addition to several artist studios, classrooms, a huge library, and facilities for reception parties plus meetings. This art center requires no entrance charge.

- Millennium Park. Millennium Park comprises of sculpture, euphony, structural design, and landscape design. The park features the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the synergistic Crown Fountain, and a well-known sculpture devised by great British artiste Anish Kapoor. The park arranges free programs like Music Without Borders and Home Cooked Jazz all through the year.

 - Chicago Cultural Center. Each year, the Chicago Cultural Center hosts an assortment of free programs as well as events. Check out some of Chicago's flourishing musical groups free of charge through the Myra Hess concert series or be a part of the center's free literary programs.

 - Oak Street Beach.  Among cheap vacation spots in Chicago, we have Oak Street Beach. This is the most renowned beach in Chicago and accordingly is the most jam-packed. Still, this lively beach is a great place to hang out. It is situated on North Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, on the coast of Lake Michigan.

 - Jane Addams Hull House. This house is one of the unique settlement houses in the United States. At the museum you can enjoy pictures, creative pieces of furniture and an assortment of artistic items from the settlements time period.

 - Chicago Greeter Program. Among free activities in Chicago, this program helps visitors’ to watch the city through the eyes of passionate, city-familiar residents known as Chicago Greeters. Find out the assorted neighborhoods of Chicago, see the lakefront and city parks and enjoy top-notch and remote cultural facilities - all with a free guide! Some of the other free Chicago attractions include Brookfield Zoo, Theatre District, American Girl Place, Field Museum of Natural History, fabulous Chicago jazz venues, Chicago Children’s Museum and many more!

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