Travel back in time to the original 1893 World’s Fair with Chicago’s ‘Gold Coast Queen,’ Bertha Honore Palmer. Nearly 27 million people came to the fairgrounds that year to experience a showcase of more than 65,000 exhibits — everything from advanced technology, plants, art, entertainment, and food, of course.
Many well-known foods debuted here first. Try several of them while listening to the memories of the great 1893 Columbian Exposition.
Walk to five different food tastings — enough for a full lunch. Visit the swanky Cliff Dwellers Club for a food tasting and dessert (including the famous Burnham pie), with an aerial view of Grant Park, Millennium Park, and Lake Michigan.
Also, stop at the Century Room inside the Berghoff for fair favorites like chili con carne and root beer; Chicago’s Pedway — officially known as the Downtown Pedestrian Walkway System — for an exclusive popcorn snack; the 38-story Pittsfield Building for a Chicago-style hot dog, and more.