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The 10 Most Instagrammed Places In Chicago In 2016

By Mae Rice in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 16, 2016 9:24PM

We all know Chicago is a photogenic place, with skyscrapers and mysterious public art and (occasionally) a bright green river. But where, exactly, are the most photogenic locations? Instagram crunched the numbers and told us. Below, the 10 Chicago places we Instagrammed most in 2016

1. Wrigley Field

Duh. That "World Series Champions" sign is begging for an Instagram. Here's one way to do it with a holiday spin, a romantic spin, and also, surprisingly, a TBOX spin?!?! (Yup—this photo was apparently taken at/near TBOX, according to the caption.)

2. Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Also duh. Not only is it home to the squiggly light art we all know and love, but also, planes are majestic. I dare you to think this plane doesn't look like a lion:

A photo posted by Tom Beam (@beam5192) on

3. The Art Institute of Chicago

Home to topical lions, "American Gothic," and this (NSFW).

4. Navy Pier

The new Ferris wheel is very photogenic.

A photo posted by Amanda Bladh (@amandaabladh) on

5. United Center

The Bulls play there, Adele played there (after a trip to the Shedd), and sometimes weird things like this happen there. It's honestly better without context.

6. Soldier Field

The Bears have some very passionate, Instagram-using fans.

A photo posted by Tony (@thetrapzilla) on

7. Skydeck Chicago
If the Skydeck hadn't made this list, I would honestly be offended. What is better to Instagram than a see-through floor?

A photo posted by Eunyeong_ (@e_yeong22) on

8. Lollapalooza

Well, Grant Park during Lollapalooza—but same difference. Honestly, this is no surprise either. As Kant would say; What is fest fashion without fest Instagram?


A photo posted by FestFashions (@festfashions) on

(For more Lollapalooza fest fashion, check out our galleries.)

9. Lincoln Park Zoo

I mean.

10. The Bean

There's something beautiful and contemplative about a snowcapped bean.