So you have relatives coming in from out of town and you can't stomach another trip to Navy Pier? Take them to the Chicago Tribune Freedom Center, located just west of the Loop. This massive building is home to the Chicago Tribune's printing and distribution operations, as well as the regional distribution center for the New York Times. Free tours of the facility are available on weekdays, but you have to call ahead to reserve your spot. This is a factory, so dress accordingly, and don't bring children younger than 10 ten years old. The one-hour tour covers all aspects of production, from the trainloads of raw paper delivered each morning to printing, packaging and distribution.
Centerstage Reviewer: Aimee Hall