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Finding Ferris Bueller in Chicago

As most of you know, Ferris Buellers Day Off was filmed heavily around Illinois, and mostly in Chicago. John Hughes, the director, had grown up in the suburbs, so he was talking from experience of what the area had to offer (and I am sure he had done himself growing up there). This past summer I was blessed with finding an impromptu “John Hughes Road Trip” experience in which I traveled around the great State of Illinois and tracked down some of his famous movie locations. You can check out that blog post HERE– it’s definitely worth the trip and the read!

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So while in Chicago this past year, I also wanted to catch some of the spots that Ferris partake of in the film. One was the Art Institute of Chicago, the Sears or Willis Building (wasn’t open for tours because of Covid), and of course, Wrigley Field.  Honestly I should just say nothing was open because of Covid, so I was resigned to get pics of the outsides, but hey, still counts.

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I’m not sure why I love this movie so much- maybe it’s his sense of adventure, his enthusiasm for “what could go wrong?” or his blatant want and need to skip school when we ALL felt that on one or more occasion. I have to say, as an adult, it is a wonderful thing not to have to go anymore. Also if you are looking for “Ferris” merch, there is a gift shop right across from Millennium Park that sells shirts from that film and also Tommy Boy. I highly encourage you to check these areas out and get your Ferris on – enjoy!

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