When most people think of Chicago, Illinois, they think of the Willis Tower, Chicago-style hot dogs, deep-dish pizza, and baseball games. However, there are many different historic landmarks that have been identified by the United States government throughout the Chicagoland area.
Knowing Chicago’s history is essential for understanding its cultural identity and the people that inhabited the area. Whether one is a tourist or native to Chicago there is always somewhere to go that provides a sense of the city’s history.
Chicago has one of the most historic ballparks in the United States, Wrigley Field, which is the home of the major league baseball team, the Chicago Cubs. Noteworthy individuals that resided in Illinois were George M. Pullman, John Glessner, Jane Addams, and Ira Couch. The Google Map below lists the highest-ranked historical sites located in Chicago, Illinois, according to USA Today’s ten best historic sites in Chicago.