What are some key points on a map of Chicago, Illinois, and the surrounding area?


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Key points on the map of Chicago and surrounding areas range from Northwestern University on the northern edge of the Chicagoland region and O'Hare International Airport on the western edge of the city to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry near the Illinois and Indiana border. The eastern edge of Chicago is the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. ChooseChicago.com provides an interactive map tool that highlights landmarks and points of interest centered on particular neighborhoods or locations in Chicago.

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The four major sports venues for Chicago-based professional sports teams are spread throughout the Chicago metro area. Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears, is on the lakefront very near downtown Chicago. The Chicago Cubs play in Wrigley Field, located north of downtown, while the home of the Chicago WhiteSox, US Cellular Field, is south of Chicago. The Chicago Bull and Blackhawks both play at the United Center, located east of downtown Chicago.

A list of buildings on the National Historic Register in Chicago is available at Encyclopedia.ChicagoHistory.org, including street addresses. The Shakespeare Theatre of Chicago is located on Navy Pier near downtown at the mouth of the Chicago River. PlanetWare.com lists the top-rated locations to visit in Chicago, with maps highlighting various paths of interest.

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