Now that we’re headed to Chicago, we wanted to do a little research into what makes this one of the greatest cities in the Midwest. We’re sure this list is just the tip of the iceberg, but we’re still very impressed.
1. True Love’s Found Through a Smartphone
The first couple to find love and get married because of Words with Friends resides in Chicago.
2. There’s Always Something To Do
The city is home to around 40 museums, 200 theaters, 200 independent art galleries, and over 7000 restaurants.
3. A (Special) River Runs Through It
Not only is the River dyed green on St. Patty’s Day, it also flows backwards! It was reversed in 1900 to empty into the Mississippi River instead of Lake Michigan.
4. An American Favorite Got a Start Here
Chicagoans invented the Twinkie.
5. Chicago’s a Natural Talent
ER, Family Matters, Married with Children, Batman Begins, The Dark Night, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off were all set in Chicago.
6. The Lincoln Park Zoo’s Always Free
Probably because they only had to pay $10 for their first animal, a bear cub.
7. Going Postal Is Easier
Want to drive your car through the post office? The Chicago outpost is the only one in the country where you can.