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Chicago Boasts One of Nation’s Top Aquariums

By Paul TooherThe nearest ocean may be more than 1,000 miles away, but Chicagoland still boasts one of the best aquariums in the United States. That’s according to U.S. City Traveler, an online travel guide that ranked the top 25 aquariums in the nation.According to the site, Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium houses more than 8,000 marine animals and was the first inland aquarium to display a permanent collection of saltwater fishes. U.S. City Traveler cites a review by Forbes Traveler that found that “Shedd captures the magic of aquatic life with exhibits that showcase everything from Amazonian anacondas and piranhas to a Caribbean Reef exhibit teeming with moray eels and green sea turtles.”Forbes Traveler states that the Aquarium also introdu

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