Labor Day in Chicago

If you decide to head to the Windy City for a Labor Day blowout, there are plenty of extraordinary Chicago Attractions to keep you busy. End the summer in style and head to Chicago for what some consider the last good weekend before Fall starts…or at least before football season begins!

One great Chicago location that has something for everyone is the Navy Pier. There are all sorts of things to do at the Navy Pier, but the backbone of the attraction is the classically-styled Pier Park. Located between Crystal Gardens and the Pepsi Skyline Stage, Pier Park features a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel, a musical carousel, an old-fashioned swing ride, an 18-hole miniature golf course, a light tower ride and remote control boats. If that isn’t enough, there’s also the Maze. With 4,000 square feet of squeezing, spinning, sensational space, the Maze has already gotten more than one million guests lost – you could be next!

If you decide to head to the Navy Pier over Labor Day weekend – you are in luck. Playing through September 2nd, Cirque Shanghai Dragon’s Thunder is a 75-minute performance featuring jaw-dropping acrobatics, outstanding motorcycle tricks and a pulse-pounding soundtrack provided by Chinese “Dragon Drums.” It’s unclear when this great show will be back again, so take advantage while you can.

Another great way to spend Labor Day is by taking a South Side Tour. Presented by Gray Line, the South Side Tour will take you past some great Chicago landmarks like Grant Park, Soldier Field, the Adler Planetarium and the Joseph Petrillo outdoor bandshell. Historic sites such as Jackson Park, the University of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry will also be featured on the South Side Tour.

For a tour on a much smaller scale, the Chicago Theatre Tour is another option. The tour highlights everything that has happened in the history of the Chicago Theatre since it opened in 1921 all the way up through the current day. View the Theatre’s grand lobby, sweeping staircase and majestic auditorium, and look at the signatures of famous entertainers like Frank Sinatra and Dolly Parton on the dressing room’s walls.

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