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Transformers: Dark of the Moon isn't just box office gold, it's also a perfect travel guide through Chicago. The movie's cast and crew spent most of last summer in the city, filming over (and under) some of it's greatest landmarks. Here's a look at where to stay and what to do in Chicago, Transformers 3 style.
Where To Stay:
Hotel 71, located at 71 East Wacker Drive, acts as a home base for the bad guys in the movie. Hotel 71's star role in a summer blockbuster may have inspired them to spruce the place up. They recently completed a $15 million renovation and are ready to show it off with rates starting at $179.
Chicago is going to be invaded by skydivers and helicopters this weekend. But, all this high-flying action won't be a military exercise or stunt show; it will actually be part of a scene for the Transformers 3 movie.
On Saturday and Sunday, stuntmen will deploy from helicopters above the Pritzker Pavilion and fly between the Aon and Blue Cross-Blue Shield buildings before landing in Lakeshore East Park. There will also be a scene filmed in which a stuntman will jump from a helicopter above Daley Bicentennial Plaza and fly into the Lakeshore East Park between the Blue Cross-Blue Shield building and 340 On The Park, a residential building.