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Field Museum of Natural History

Filed under: Illinois, Museums

The Field Museum of Natural History is located in Chicago, Illinois.  It is named after Marshall Field who was a major donor that provided a large portion of the funds required to start the museum in the early 1900′s.  It was originally known as the Columbian Museum of Chicago.

The museum is home to Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known to exist.



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Wrigley Field

Filed under: Illinois, Stadiums

Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. It was built in 1914 as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales. It was also the home of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League from 1921-1970.

Located in the residential neighborhood of Lakeview, Wrigley Field sits on an asymmetric block bounded by Clark and Addison Streets and Waveland and Sheffield Avenues. The area surrounding the ballpark contains bars, restaurants and other establishments and is typically referred to as Wrigleyville. The ballpark’s mailing address, as many fans of The Blues Brothers know, is 1060 W. Addison Street. During Cubs games, Cubs fans will often stand outside the park on Waveland Avenue, waiting for home runs balls hit over the wall and out of the park. (However, as a tradition, Cubs fans inside and sometimes even outside the park will promptly throw any home run ball hit by an opposing player back onto the field of play, a ritual depicted in the 1993 film Rookie of the Year.)



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