Chicago January 12, 2018
9 Reasons Why Chicago Is The Most Unique City In America
You won’t find a more unique city than Chicago. From our architecture to our infrastructure, there are so many things about our fabulous city that make it one-of-a-kind. Living or visiting this city always makes for an unforgettable experience. Check out nine reasons why:
1. We have the bluest waters outside of the Caribbean.
Due to our location along Lake Michigan, Chicago is lucky to be home some amazing beaches and views of the crystal blue water. When the sun is shining bright and you're out there on the sand, you might forget you're still in the Midwest.
2. We have more bridges than any other city.
Another thing that makes our unique city great is our 37 movable bridges that spread across the Chicago River. We need so many because our river has several branches that wind throughout the city.
3. Gotham City was inspired by our city.
It's not every city that can claim that it is the setting for a science-fiction world found in favorite comic books and movies. Batman's hometown is actually based off the architecture of sleek, yet somewhat gritty city of Chicago.
4. Our art is incredible.
On many streets in Chicago, there are pieces of abstract art, statues, murals, and more just about everywhere you turn. Some of our most popular attractions are magnificent pieces of art that have attracted world renown, such as this digital fountain in Millennium Park.
5. Our attractions can't be beat.
Nothing makes this city more fun and unique than it's diverse range of attractions. Spend the day indoors at one of many museums, or explore a park, one of two zoos, and even botanic gardens scattered throughout the city.
6. Our river runs backwards.
In 1900, the flow of the Chicago River was reversed in order to save the city. Chicago faced a flooding problem that could have turned into a "sewage in the streets" nightmare, so engineers devised a plan: Water from the lake was poured into the Mississippi River watershed in order to make the magic happen. We also like to dye it green.
7. Our food is top-notch.
All hearty and delicious, Chicago is a unique city for its wealth of diverse foods. The pizza is thick, the hot dogs are unmatched, and there's this tasty thing called Italian beef everywhere you turn. Even just under the
category of pizza, there are many different styles - like deep dish and stuffed - as well as pizza puffs and this interesting creation from Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company.
8. This one-of-a-kind corn cob skyscraper.
Illinois is the land of corn, and apparently Chicago didn't want to be left out. The double towers are known as Marina City and are part residential space and part office space.
9. Our pride.
We're proud of our unique city, and true Chicagoans wear that on their sleeves. This is a city that loves its flag so much that some even tattoo it on their bodies! We may be eccentric, but we like it that way.
Speaking of unique history, check out
10 of the weirdest things that have ever happened in Chicago.
What else makes Chicago a unique city? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!