The Mighty Band From Lion Land is marching in the 2015 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parade.
They leave for Chicago on March 11th and will return on March 14th. The parade will be broadcast live this year on ABC (channel 7) starting at noon on March 14th.
Mr. Major says the parade is being televised live starting at noon on our local ABC station, so be sure to tune in.
The band members, parents, and chaperones will be visiting and dining in all sorts of world-famous locations.
Museum of Science & Industry
The Museum of Science & Industry is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see. Experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; descend into an Illinois coal mine; tour a fully functioning eco-friendly home; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D beating heart; and much more. MSI is not a place where you walk around quietly and observe. Visitors get involved in the hands-on, interactive fun.
Chicago River Architecture Tour
Starting at the Wendella Dock at Trump Tower, an expert architecture guide leads visitors through all three branches of the Chicago River during this 75 minute tour, highlighting Chicago’s rich architectural heritage. From residential to office buildings, discover a wide range of architectural styles and impressive sites.
Dinner at Gino’s East of Chicago
The Gino’s East story began in 1996 when two taxi drivers and a friend, frustrated with rush hour traffic, decided to open a pizzeria just off Michigan Avenue and Superior Street in Chicago.
Diners will enjoy Families Style Salad with assorted dressings, Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza, plus an assortment of cookies, with unlimited soft drinks, coffee and tea.
The SkyDeck is a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony experience extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower
Field Museum of Chicago
Founded on collections originally assembled for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, the Field Museum now houses 24 million anthropological, botanical, geological and zoological specimens and objects from around the world.
Ed Debevic’s Restaurant
Dinner at Ed Debevic’s starts with a family style House Salad with fresh rolls and butter. Entrée are a choice of Turkey Dinner, Meatloaf Plate, Chicken Fried Steak (all served with mashed potatoes) or a Cheese Quesadilla, or Chicken Fingers (served with fries). Diners enjoy unlimited soft drinks, coffee and tea, plus the World’s Smallest Sundae for dessert with souvenir glass.
Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theatre
Blue Man Group cannot be explained; it can only be experienced. Go to blueman.com and watch the videos in the “Experience” section.
Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is one of the great avenues of the world and is at the center of all that makes Chicago an international destination. This is one of the top 10 hospitality, dining and retail destinations in the world, with endless shopping, international cuisine, top rated hotels, lively entertainment, majestic architecture and natural beauty at every turn.
Navy Pier offers dining opportunities as diverse as Chicago itself! You can also find everything from bikes to shirts and from souvenirs to sunglasses at the retail shops in the Family Pavilion and along the Arcade.
Spirit Cruises Dinner & Dance Cruise aboard the Spirit of Chicago
The Spirit of Chicago delivers the most entertaining and unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and spectacular views. The Spirit of Chicago takes you on a three-hour dinner and dance cruise on Lake Michigan.