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Chicago, Illinois: Chicago in Miniature

Built in 2009, expanded in 2018, Chicago City Model Experience is an indoor, 1:600 scale model of downtown Chicago with more than 4,000 buildings.

Chicago Architecture Center

111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
Chicago Architecture Center. On the south side of Wacker Drive just east of its intersection with Michigan Ave.
Public $12, CAC members free
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Mini Chicago.

Chicago in Miniature

Once again, Roadside takes me to a cool place I would've never known existed. While in Chicago it's worth a look.

[Brian From Rockland County NY, 10/26/2016]


Mini-Chicago 3D Model

400 blocks of Chicago are squeezed down into 320 square feet of intricate 3D-printed buildings. You, too, can pretend that you are larger than Godzilla as you rise from the depths of Lake Michigan to smite the Windy City.

[John Takao Collier, 04/27/2016]

The city model was built in 2009 and is updated annually, with human helpers removing demolished buildings and adding new ones.

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