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Just Some of Chicago's Many Fun Facts—And the Real Estate Surrounding Each

Downtown Chicago Fun FactsChicago is filled with rich history, distinctive landmarks, and world-class attractions. From the famed architecture to the legendary museums and theatres, it’s no surprise why downtown Chicago is visited by millions of tourists from all over the globe each and every year.

But while many who visit Chicago obviously don’t know all there is to know about the Windy City, local Chicago residents themselves might be surprised at just how little they know about the place they call home as well.

Don’t believe us? Well, take a look at a few Chicago fun facts below and let us know just how many you already knew!

1)  “Bucktingham Fountain” in Grant Park is one of the world’s largest fountains!

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2) Chicago is the birthplace of skyscrapers.

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3) Chicago actually has 77 defined community areas that contain more than 100 different neighborhoods!

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4) Chicago’s downtown area is known as “The Loop,” which refers to the area encircled by the city’s elevated (“L”) train tracks.

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5) Chicago has 19 miles of lakefront bicycle paths

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6) The Lincoln Park Zoo is the country's oldest public zoo, which has an estimated annual attendance of 3 million visitors

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Want more Chicago fun facts?

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