On Your To-Do List:
+ Field Museum for history
+ Lincoln Park Zoo for animals
+ Adler Planetarium for stars
+ Chicago Symphony Orchestra for music
The Palmer was originally built as a wedding present from Potter Palmer, one of the owners of Palmer Industries, to his bride Bertha Honoré. It opened on September 26, 1871, but burned down just 13 days later on October 9, 1871 in the Great Chicago Fire.