About Chicago, Illinois

 About Chicago, Illinois

Are you getting ready to make your way to the Windy City for the first time ever? Whether you're a new visitor or a regular customer at Sierra Volkswagen, there's always something to discover in this Midwestern city.

 

History

Long before it was settled by Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, the area was the home of the Potawatomi Native American tribe. Chicago took its name from the Native American word Shikaakwa, a reference to the wild garlic that was prominent in the area.

 

Throughout the 1800s, the city of Chicago grew immensely. It has overcome various tribulations such as the Great Fire of 1871, rumored to be started by a cow kicking over a lantern and destroying a vast amount of the metropolis. Today it's a thriving city that continues to grow and conquer new challenges while serving as the proud home of thousands of Chicagoans.

Attractions

If you're interested in learning more about Chicago's history, one attraction you won't want to miss is the Chicago History Museum. This museum puts all of its focus on exploring the area's history. Other must-see tourist spots include the free Lincoln Park Zoo, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Sears Tower.

 

There are hundreds of delicious places to eat, whether you're in the mood for an authentic gyro from Greektown or a deep-dish slice of Chicago pizza. All you need to do is explore one of the many neighborhoods and you'll find delicious eats, as well as live entertainment like music and theatre, which is prevalent in the city.

 

Fun Facts

Chicago is the third most populated city in the United States. Its airport, the O'Hare International Airport, is the second busiest airport in the world. As of 2016, Chicago is one of the top-visited cities in the country. Hundreds of people visit the Field Museum each week, which is home to Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in the world. Chicago is also home to the Twinkie, which was invented in the city in 1930.

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  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed