Chicago, Illinois is a beautiful city on Lake Michigan and is home to some of the world's great architechure. The metropolitan population is over nine million people. It has 3 world class zoos, many museums and wonderful restaurants. Because of its location at the tip of Lake Michigan, it hosts hundreds of varities of both local and migrating birds. The Chicago Botanic Garden is a world class home of millions of trees, flowers and plants from all over the world.