What is Chicago known for?


Quick Answer

Chicago is famous for its history, food, culture, sports teams and climate. Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States, though in the past, it was referred to as "The Second City." A more common nickname for Chicago is "The Windy City."

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Chicago is a city rich in history. Chicago was the site of The Great Chicago Fire in 1871. The cause of the fire was never determined, and it caused over 300 deaths and the destruction of over 17,000 structures. Chicago rebuilt quickly and hosted the 1893 World's Fair. Chicago was also home to one of the most notorious organized crime bosses in history, Al Capone.

Chicago is also famous for its food. The Chicago deep dish pizza and the Chicago-style hot dog are both unique to the city.

Chicago has a wonderful cultural scene as well. The city is the home of the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry. Chicago also has many beautiful sculptures in its parks throughout the city, including the fountain at Grant Park and the Cloud Gate at AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park.

The sports teams of Chicago are other well-known attractions of the city. Chicago is home to the NFL franchise the Chicago Bears, two MLB teams, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, the NBA's Chicago Bulls and the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks.

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