10 Places You’d Take a Tourist to See in Your Hometown

March 17th, 2008 by Yano

I like doing this one every now and then…this time around, try to think of unusual places - for example, I live in Chicago, so everyone’s going to want to go to the Sears Tower, but what are the places people might not know about?

  1. Whirlyball - a combination of bumper cars, lacrosse and basketball WITH BEER!
  2. Late night gyros in Greektown
  3. Bowling at Southport Lanes (they have pinboys that reset the pins, and if you roll a dollar in your ball, they knock over the pins for you)
  4. The Harold Washington Library - 10 floors of book nerd awesomeness
  5. Movies in the Park - They play movies at Grant Park during the summertime - pack a picnic basket, blanket and pillows and it’s a perfect night
  6. Go on a Ghost Tour- visit a bunch of haunted spots sin the Chicago area - it’s not a coincidence that half of them are at bars!
  7. Rather than go to the Hancock Observatory for $12, the Signature Lounge and Bar is one floor down and a drink is $9
  8. The Baton Show Lounge - Men dressed as women making me feel manly with their womanliness. Good times!
  9. CafeIberico - My favorite restaurant to bring out of towners, not because it has typical Chicago food, but because it’s tasty Spanish food, good drinks, and a pretty good deal
  10. On the rocks by Loyola University - a great place to hang out and listen to the lake

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52 Responses to “10 Places You’d Take a Tourist to See in Your Hometown”

  1. Bubba's Sis Says:

    Come visit me for fun things to do in the Houston/Galveston area!

    Happy Tuesday!

  2. Tere Says:

    Happy Tuesday!

    Mine’s up here so check out where I my take you when you come to my part of the world:
    http://chartherct.com/2008/03/18/ten-on-tuesday/

  3. Fresh Girl Says:

    LOVE this week’s theme!! Come visit my hometown. :)

    http://anewandafresh.blogspot.com/2008/03/ten-on-tuesday-10-places-id-take.html

  4. Amanda Says:

    so fun!!!

    http://www.mommymandy.com/2008/03/ten-on-tuesday_17.html

  5. Sunfire Says:

    Complete with links to tourist attraction sites or just images, I welcome you all to Wenatchee, WA!

    http://navysunfire.blogspot.com/2008/03/10-places-id-take-tourist.html

  6. Vashonnte Says:

    This week was so fun! come see my hometown, Lake Arrowhead, Ca its a fun place!

  7. Krista Says:

    I have my list up. I am going to add links and images later, but the bare bones list is up. It is mostly a visual list- not much to actually do in my hometown.

  8. Martha Says:

    Mine are up. Not that my hometown has much of anything to see. I’d rather take people to Montgomery, Alabama rather than my rinky dink small town.

  9. Heather Says:

    Mine’s up - I found this one challenging. Most people come here for the beach!

    http://notadiylife.blogspot.com/2008/03/ten-on-tuesday_18.html

  10. Mercedes Says:

    Mine is up. I live in a small town, so some of my sites are in the surrounding area! I have links to go with it and I know everyone has had to have heard of at least one place on my list-lol! Check it out here: http://mercedesrules.wordpress.com/2008/03/17/wanna-tour-my-hometown/#comment-1278

  11. -- a metamorphoself of gabrielle Says:

    Tuesday Memes…

    Ten on Tuesday: 10 Places You’d Take a Tourist to See in Your Hometown
    Semarang

    Sam Po Kong Temple
    Tay Kak Sie Temple
    Blenduk Church
    Tugu Muda
    Lawang Sewu
    China Town
    Johar Market
    Semawis Flea Market
    Bandungan
    Toko Oen

    ……

  12. Lynda Says:

    Mine’s up ;0)
    I live in a small slate mining town in North Wales, in the middle of Snowdonia National Park.
    http://holisticknitter.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html#3410833231009483460

  13. Hootin' Anni Says:

    Well, I for one would visit with you!!! Just tell me when!!!

    My ten places of interest around my hometown are shared. Hope you all can come by…I love to have visitors and commentors!!! [scroll down my post for today…my ten is just before the comment link!!]

    Happy Tuesday everyone.

  14. Valtool Says:

    Atlanta here. The pictures are up, and YES I know and have played Whirleyball here in Atlanta, but it did not make the list (sadly).

  15. Redness Says:

    We are going to have the very best time when you visit … http://over-it.blogspot.com/2008/03/10-places-youd-take-tourist-to-see-in.html

  16. Teena in Toronto Says:

    Chicago is on my list of places I’d like to visit. My husband was just there last weekend for a fencing tournament.

    Mine’s up … come on over and visit me in Toronto!

  17. Courtney Says:

    I’m new to this meme and just posted by ten. http://amomspeaks.com/2008/03/18/10-places-youd-take-a-tourist-to-see-in-your-hometown/

  18. Edz Says:

    yay! mine is up here: http://pasawife.blogspot.com/

    hope you’ll enjoy! have a Blessed Tuesday to all!

  19. Rosh Says:

    Mine are up!

  20. JennieBoo Says:

    I’m from a rural town, so it’s BORESVILLE.

    Have a good week, all!

  21. Kiki Says:

    This was hard! I only came up with 7!

  22. Florinda Says:

    Greetings from Los Angeles! Here are a few places you might like to visit. I also threw in an extra list from my “real” hometown, Memphis, Tennessee.

    This was a lot of fun. Y’all come and see us!

  23. storyteller Says:

    Hi
    I’ve got my 3rd Ten on Tuesday up at Small Reflections, but because I’m ‘A Nonny Mouse’ and don’t choose to reveal my ‘hometown’ … I’ve chosen a different topic from previous prompts, but hope you’ll stop by anyway. I look forward to and plan to visit your posts as time permits … today and throughout the rest of the week.
    Hugs and blessings,

    http://smallreflections.blogspot.com/2008/03/ten-on-tuesday-3-surprise.html

  24. Jessie Says:

    You can come visit me and my small town wonders at http://www.pictureofmyworld.com

    Happy Tuesday

  25. Shannon H. Says:

    My list is posted! http://blog.myspace.com/shaycv

    10 Places You’d Take a Tourist to See in Your Hometown

    My hometown is very small…only 360 people. So, there isn’t too much to see or do there.

    01. Take a float trip…in a canoe down Black River
    02. Visit Taum Sauk
    03. Vist Elephant Rocks
    04. See the Battle of Pilot Knob area
    05. Take a trip to St. Louis to see the Arch
    06. St. Louis Zoo
    07. Visit the old Silvermines
    08. Visit Meramac Caverns
    09. St. Louis Science Center
    10. St. Louis Art Museum

  26. Kelly Says:

    I had to be creative on this one, but managed to think of 10!

  27. Gina Says:

    My list of things to see in Arizona are up!

    http://ginasramblings.blogspot.com/2008/03/ten-o-on-tuesday-2.html

  28. kasper Says:

    Mine’s up. I must admit, this really made me think. I should get out and do more of this stuff. :)

    http://queenb.ca/2008/03/18/10-on-tuesday-2/

  29. Nino Says:

    That was a fun one! Mine’s up. Hope some of you come this summer…

  30. Frances Says:

    Yours made me want to hop a train asap.
    Mine is up.
    New York City
    Waving at you all from the Big Apple,
    Frances

  31. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. Says:

    My list is up.

    http://dogyarnknit.blogspot.com/2008/03/10-on-tuesday-10-places-id-take-tourist.html

  32. Sonya Says:

    Mine are up! Check them out.

  33. Juli (Can I Borrow Your Book?) Says:

    My first time for 10 on Tuesday.

    Come visit Pittsburgh PA!

    http://caniborrowyourbook.blogspot.com/2008/03/ten-on-tuesday.html

  34. Wyspy Says:

    Mine’s up!
    Coming to SoCal? Be prepared for some FUN for all!
    ~W~

  35. Gloria @ Saddeyezz Scraps & Snaps Says:

    Mine is up for my hometown of Rockford Illinois. come check it out :)

    http://gloriaruggero.blogspot.com/2008/03/ten-places-id-take-tourist-to-see-in-my.html

  36. Kat Says:

    Hi! This is my first 10 on Tuesday post. What a great topic - and mine is finally up on my blog. Come by and say hello!

    http://sunshineandlemonade.blogspot.com

  37. Jimaie Says:

    mine’s up!!
    http://jimaiemarie.blogspot.com/2008/03/ten-on-tuesday-318.html

  38. Sandy M Says:

    Come see what my small town has to offer!

  39. Pam @ Beyond The Red Door Says:

    Come for a guided tour of hot spots in Nashville Tennessee!!!!

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  41. Erin Says:

    i’m up! see what to do in Malibu! (it’s totally a day trip)

  42. Joyce T. Says:

    Greetings from Whatcom County, WA! http://joyce.taron.net/ten-places-i-would-take-a-tourist-to-see-in-my-hometown/

  43. Marcy Says:

    Here’s mine — I’m trying to turn over a new leaf and get these done in a timely manner!!

    http://myquiltsnstuff.wordpress.com/2008/03/18/10-places-you%e2%80%99d-take-a-tourist-to-see-in-your-hometown/

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  45. Shrike & Whozat Says:

    Neither my actual hometown, nor where I live now, is that exciting, so I listed five sights to see for each.

  46. baileysgranny Says:

    Come visit Naples, Fl.

  47. baileysgranny Says:

    Sorry wrong week, here’s my hometown.

  48. Sara Jane Says:

    I don’t know that I’d take people to vacation in Westerville, but if you’re in Columbus, OH, it’s worth taking a few hours and driving around. Mine are up!

  49. justsomegirl Says:

    sorry, i’m late. :) i was on VACATION!

  50. Anita Says:

    See Oklahoma City at wwwreadknitsingclog.blogspot.com

  51. Becki Says:

    Detroit, anyone? http://sweetdaisy.blogspot.com/2008/03/ten-on-tuesday.html

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