Pro Sports

Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears

Address: 1410 S Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605 - MAP
Phone: (847) 615-2327 (BEARS)
Web: www.chicagobears.com

See the most winning-est franchise in the NFL strut their stuff on the field. The Chicago Bears are one of the most popular teams in the league and have won over 700 games since 1920. The sports team throws down at Soldier Field.

The Chicago Bears are in the NFC North Division of the National Football League. The franchise was founded in 1919 in Decatur and moved to Chicago in 1921; along with the Arizona Cardinals, the Bears are the only remaining franchise from the NFL's founding.

The team holds league records for the most Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, with 26 members, and the most retired jersey numbers with 13. In 2010, the team celebrated its 700th regular season win - more than any other NFL franchise. The Bears plays at Soldier Field.

Famous NFL Hall of Famers include club founder George Halas, Dick Butkus, Walter Payton, Mike Singletary, and Mike Ditka.

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks

Address: 1901 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60612 - MAP
Phone: (312) 455-7000
Web: blackhawks.nhl.com

Check out the tough guys on the Chicago Blackhawks. The NHL team has earned four Stanley Cups, proving they know how to win. The sports team tears up the ice at the United Center.

Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls

Address: 1901 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60612 - MAP
Phone: (312) 445-4000
Web: www.nba.com

Add to the roar of the crowd at a Chicago Bulls game. The NBA team is one of the most famed sports franchises from the '90s. They won six NBA Championships by earning two three-peats. This amazing historic record was led by legendary player Michael Jordan and legendary coach Phil Jackson. See the Bulls in action at the United Center.

The Chicago Bulls are a franchise of the National Basketball Association that was founded in 1966. The team plays in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference. Home games are played at Chicago's United Center.

The team reigned supreme in the 1990s when Phil Jackson coached the team led by NBA legends Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. The Bulls won six championships in eight years, including two three-peats and became the only team in NBA history to win at least 70 games in a single season during the 1995-96 season. Phil Jackson is now the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, who have also been a successful, championship winning team. Chicago Bulls Hall of Famers include Nate Thurmond, George Gervin, Robert Parish, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and coach Phil Jackson. Both Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen's numbers have been retired.

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs

Address: 1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613 - MAP
Phone: (312) 404-2827 (CUBS)
Web: chicago.cubs.mlb.com

Watch the Chicago Cubs take another whack at a World Series during a game this season. The Cubs have yet to win a World Series but loyal sports fans keep the historic Wrigley Field booming on game days.

The Chicago Cubs play in Major League Baseball's National League in the Central Division. The famous Wrigley Field is the host of their home games. They are one of the oldest active teams in major North American sports, and one of two MLB teams based in Chicago, sharing the city with the Chicago White Sox.

The Cubs claim the not-so-grand honor of experiencing the longest championship drought in American professional sports history, having gone 102 years without winning the World Series.

But the team is, of course a hometown favorite, with fans often referring to the Cubs as the "Lovable Losers."

The club is synonymous with one of the most famous ballparks in baseball history, Wrigley Field. To their credit and staying power, the Chicago Cubs are the oldest active team in major North American sports still currently in its original city.

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

Address: 7000 Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455 - MAP
Phone: (708) 594-7200
Web: www.chicago-fire.com

Checkout the Chicago Fire soccer club of the MLS at the awesome Toyota Park stadium where the funnest game in the world is played. Watch notable veteran international and American players as well as upcoming young players.

Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox

Address: 333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616 - MAP
Phone: (312) 674-1000
Web: chicago.whitesox.mlb.com

You'll find plenty more than peanuts and Cracker Jacks at this ballpark. Head to U.S. Cellular Field and watch the Chicago White Sox dominate at home. The championship sports team has won three World Series titles and a number of American League pennants.

The U.S. Cellular Field is located in Chicago's Armour Square neighborhood and serves as the home field for Major League Baseball's Chicago White Sox. After over 80 years at the original Comiskey Park, the franchise moved to the new field in 1991. The name of the field changed to U.S. Cellular Field in 2003 but many fans and even sportscasters still refer to the field as Comiskey Park.

The ballpark is full of attractions and features to entertain guests. A few places of interest are the PrivateBank Fan Deck, Rain Room, Comcast Fundamentals Deck, Miller Lite Bullpen Sports Bar, The Patio, Jim Beam Club, TBD's Sports Garden, The Stadium Club, Majestic Custom T-Shirt Shop, The Two Blue Seats, White Sox Champions Brick Plaza, and Old Comiskey Park's home plate. White Sox fans might want to take the time to check out sculptures of baseball legends like Minnie Minoso, Carlton Fisk, Charles Comiskey, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox, Billy Pierce, and Harold Baines.

Chicago Wolves

Chicago Wolves

Address: 6920 N Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018 - MAP
Phone: (847) 724-GOAL
Web: www.chicagowolves.com

The Chicago Wolves don't puck around: They have had decades of consistent success on the ice since the team was formed in 1994. Watch the championship sports team battle in the rink at the Allstate Arena with some of the most prominent names in American hockey, like Chris Chelios, Troy Murray and Rob Brown.

Hiking, Biking & Trails

Bike and Roll

Bike and Roll

Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 - MAP
Phone: (312) 729-1000
Web: bikechicago.com

Forget blisters on your feet. Tour the city your own way by bicycle or Segway from Bike and Roll from several locations. The rental service provides about five tours: The Amazing Lakefront, Friendly Neighbors, Chicago River & Parks, The Presidential Tour and Bikes @ Nite.

Forest Preserves of Cook County

Forest Preserves of Cook County

Address: 536 N Harlem Ave, River Forest, IL 60305 - MAP
Phone: (800) 870-3666
Web: fpdcc.com

The first forest preserve in the nation, the Forest Preserves of Cook County has more than 69,000-acres to escape to. Wildlife, outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities offer something for everyone.

Major Taylor Bike Trail

Major Taylor Bike Trail

Address: 105th St to 129th St, Chicago, IL 60633 - MAP
Phone: (312) 747-7661
Web: www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

“Major” Taylor Trail was created along an old rail line between the Dan Ryan Woods in Chicago and Whistler Woods in Riverdale.

Morton Arboretum

Morton Arboretum

Address: 4100 IL Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532 - MAP
Phone: (630) 968-0074
Web: www.mortonarb.org

Get a glimpse of what Chicago looked like before all the hustle and bustle of city life arrived. The Morton Arboretum is a preserve of native Chicago woodlands and restored Illinois prairie. Take a tour, hike on the recreation trails, join a class or a special camp - the 1,700-acre conservation effort is a great place to let loose.

Watersports

Chicago SUP

Chicago SUP

Address: 1601 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614 - MAP
Phone: (773) 575-4787 (iSUP)
Web: chicagosup.com

Want to try a challenging water adventure that is a lot of fun, experience Stand-Up Paddleboarding "SUP" at Great Lakes Board Company. Providing rentals, lessons, yoga/fitness, expeditions and group activities for a day of fun in the sun.

Montrose Avenue Beach

Montrose Avenue Beach

Address: 4400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60640 - MAP
Phone: (312) 363-2225
Web: www.cpdbeaches.com

Soak up the sun on the shores of Lake Michigan. Montrose Avenue Beach is just one of the city-owned beaches where you can relax, kayak, fish, swim, enjoy water sports and more. Don't forget your puppy, because the Montrose Beach has two dog beaches.

Raging Waves Waterpark

Raging Waves Waterpark

Address: 4000 N Bridge St, Yorkville, IL 60560 - MAP
Phone: (6330) 882-6575
Web: www.ragingwaves.com

About an hour from downtown Chicago, Illinois largest waterpark, Raging Waves Waterpark, with 9 waterslides, a lazy river, a wave pool and a giant sandbox.

Windy City Watersports

Windy City Watersports

Address: 200 W Montrose Harbor Dr, Chicago, IL 60640 - MAP
Phone: (312) 480-5230
Web: www.windycitywatersports.com

make your day a memorable one and snag a jet ski from Windy City Watersports and get ready for an adventure. The only licensed jet ski rental company along the Chicago beach, offering an activity to feel the cool breeze as you ride through the waves on a waverunner.

Plenty Of Thrills

Amazing Chicago Funhouse Maze
Family Friendly Attraction

Amazing Chicago Funhouse Maze

Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 - MAP
Phone: (312) 595-5375
Web: www.amazingchicago.com

Lose yourself in 4,000 square feet of tunnels and mazes at the Amazing Chicago Funhouse Maze. The Navy Pier attraction has stumped at least a million people in its twisty mazes. Test your sense of direction if you think you're up for the challenge. You may surprise yourself!

Chicago Race Factory

Chicago Race Factory

Address: 6955 Harlem Ave, Bedford Park, IL 60638 - MAP
Phone: (708) 594-5278
Web: www.chicagoracefactory.com

Ride a top-of-the-line go kart up to 45mph the city’s only quarter-mile track at Chicago Race Factory. Beginner and experienced racers alike can battle for position through the switchbacks, using the straight-aways to gain speed and edge in front of their competitors.

Six Flags Great America
Family Friendly Attraction

Six Flags Great America

Address: 1 Great America Pkwy, Gurnee, IL 60031 - MAP
Phone: (847) 249-1776
Web: www.sixflags.com

Scream your face off on a thrill ride like "The Dark Knight" coaster, splash around in a 13-acre water park or do both at Six Flags Great America. The amusement park has family rides and kiddie rides, making it the perfect destination for vacationing families and local families alike. Be sure to meet your favorite Looney Tunes and Justice League characters while at the park.

Leisure

Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Race Course

Address: 3501 S Laramie Ave, Cicero, IL 60804 - MAP
Phone: (708) 780-3700
Web: www.hawthorneracecourse.com

Enjoy live racing and simulcasting at Hawthorne Race Course, a thoroughbred horse racetrack with a one-mile dirt oval and a seven-furlong turf oval. The main track homestretch is 1,320 feet, one of the longest in the country.

The Rink in Chicago

The Rink in Chicago

Address: 1122 E 87th St, Chicago, IL 60619 - MAP
Phone: (773) 221-2600
Web: www.therinkchicago.com

Enjoy open roller skating at The Rink in Chicago. The building has three different floors, which include a main skating rink and a practice rink. Offering skating classes for learners of all ages and between skating play pool or other recreational activities. The smaller 3rd floor is a stepping floor reserved for dancing. The host private skating parties for a variety of groups or have birthday party during public sessions.

Segway Experience of Chicago

Segway Experience of Chicago

Address: 224 S Michigan Ave Suite 113, Chicago, IL 60604 - MAP
Phone: (312) 663-0600
Web: www.mysegwayexperience.com

Beep beep! Make sure they clear the streets when you zoom by on a Segway. The Segway Experience of Chicago invites you to rent a Segway and tour the city like it's never been seen before. The guided tours point out some of Chicago's most storied architecture and landmarks.

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