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The most over-hyped attraction in Chicago, according to TimeOut

Chicago has a LOT of attractions to see. Tourists flock every year to see the sights the city has to offer. But locals know which ones to avoid.

TimeOut recently created a list of attractions in Chicago that are over-hyped according to locals. The list might have a little truth to it.

Navy Pier

By far, Navy Pier was the most referred to spot by respondents: Chain restaurants and the types of souvenir shops that locals should really avoid pepper the area, which is usually also filled with tons of people.

That being said, the boat rides that are offered here and the views from the Ferris wheel are pretty awesome, making us wonder if, perhaps, Navy Pier could actually be fun to explore every so often.

The Bean

Let’s be honest: although we like to complain about it, we’re absolutely obsessed with it—a feeling that was readily apparent when the destination finally reopened to the public just a few weeks ago following a nearly one-year-long shutdown due to construction efforts. 

Wrigley Field

Given Chicagoans’ obsession with the Cubs, we’re a bit surprised that the ballpark was even mentioned when discussing overrated local institutions. Perhaps, though, the team’s results this season have something to do with it.

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company

Known for its unique pizza-pot-pies and grinders, both served inside a historic brownstone, Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company has always been a tourist favorite around these parts.

Although not the best deep dish pizza in town, the eatery is certainly worth a trip to in our opinion for its unique specialty—especially since it was recently named one of the best pizza destinations in the country.

Au Cheval

Yes, the lines are long but we still consider it one of the best burgers in Chicago.

Although some people say these places are over-hyped, they still make Chicago feel like home.