Disclosure: Thanks to Chicago Architecture Foundation for giving us 3D & 4D puzzles to give away and to review in exchange for spreading the word about the FREE Open House Chicago Festival. All opinions are our own.
Highly recommended happenings:
ChiIL Picks List for This Weekend
Open House Chicago
Looking for a fun, family-friendly upcoming event in Chicago – the Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting their big Open House on 10/19 and 10/20, where they open the doors to 150+ neat old/historical sites in the city for the public to explore. There are a bunch of family-friendly sites to geek out on, including Berghoff's Bakery and the model train set at Clarendon Park Community Center. This year also features a free family program, where families can use found objects to build the city of their dreams based on the historic Chicago plan by famous city planner Daniel Burnham.
We've taken the Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tours and highly recommend them. We also suggest checking out the architecture boat tours as well. Get out this weekend and enjoy a sneak peek at 150+ buildings, including behind the scenes tours.
Looking for educational gifts for the holidays that kids will actually enjoy?!
In the spirit of building, we have a 3D puzzle of the Willis Tower to give away, and a 4D puzzle of the Chicago Cityscape we'll be reviewing. You can find both of these and more great gifts at The Chicago Architecture Foundation Gift Shop.
Enter to Win:
Willis Tower 3D Puzzle
Formerly the world’s tallest building when completed in 1974, have a blast putting together this 3D puzzle of the Willis Tower. Easy to assemble, no glue required, sturdy construction, museum quality.
Suitable for ages 5+
Click the Rafflecopter link below for your chance to win.
Entry open nationwide.
Enter through midnight 11/1/13.
**a Rafflecopter giveaway**
We'll also be reviewing the following:
Chicago Cityscape 4D Puzzle
The puzzle includes 127 plastic buildings that depict the city as it appeared as far back as 1873 through to 2015, including icons such as the Willis Tower, John Hancock, Navy Pier and the Chicago Spire.
Suitable for ages 8+
My family has called Chicago home for over 100 years. My great grandfather was a magazine magnate in publishing here in the city (editor of Better Roads Magazine), and my great grandmother was an actress & painter during prohibition. So, I'm continuing the theatre, art, and publishing branches of the family in Chicago today. My father and my children, my family's past & future, are born and raised here, so Chicago history is especially fascinating and compelling to me.
We'll be posting photo recaps from the weekend and more original photo filled Chicago architecture features next week.
More about Open House Chicago This Weekend:
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across Chicago.
Click the links below for the full listings.
Explore the hidden gems and architectural treasures of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods—all for free.
150 cool places. 48 hours. Go.
Disclosure: Thanks again to Chicago Architecture Foundation for giving us 3D & 4D puzzles to give away and to review in exchange for spreading the word about the FREE Open House Chicago Festival. All opinions are our own.