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The Navy Pier is the No. 1 tourist attraction in Chicago. It gets 8.6 million visitors a year. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
The Chicago River is one way to see the skyscrapers. You can cruise or paddle. You can walk on its edges on the city's growing RiverWalk. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a concert venue in downtown Chicago's Millennium Park, a $475 million public space that opened in 2004. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
The elliptical Cloud Gate sculptureby London artist Anish Kapoor is affectionately known as The Bean. It is made of stainless steel and is 66 feet long, 33 feet high and 42 feet wide. It dominates Millennium Park. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
Crown Fountain at Millennium Park was designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. It features a black granite reflecting pool with two 50-foot-high glass towers that feature faces of Chicagoans. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)