Colorful Chicago

Explore & Color
$14.95


  • 33 illustrations
  • One-sided printing on high-quality paper
  • Perforated pages for seamless removal
  • Designed, illustrated and printed 100% in the USA  

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The creative way to explore this Midwestern Metropolis

Grab your sneakers and colored pencils – you’re off to explore Chicago!

Follow the map and handy location descriptions to explore Chicago’s famous landmarks and hidden gems.

Bike the Lakefront Trail to Lincoln Park Zoo to see the gorillas feeding in the morning and continue further south on the trail in the afternoon to the Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park. Stroll through Millennium Park to gaze at your whimsical reflection in the Cloud Gate, “The Bean”, or meet up with friends at Maggie Daley Park. Now that you’re a pro, try exploring the many additional locations of this vibrant metropolis via the L Train.

The Crown Fountain Colorful Chicago Explore and Color
Crown Fountain illustration Colorful Chicago Explore and Color
Tiffany Dome Chicago Cultural Center
Tiffany Dome illustration Chicago Cultural Center
2020
Travel and Guide Book Silver Medal
PubWest Book Design Awards
2021
Silver Benjamin Franklin Award - Regional Category
Independent Book Publishers Association
Coloring book illustration: Chicago Art InstituteColoring book illustration: Starting street sign of Route 66 with Chicago buildings in the background

Pop into the Chicago Art Institute for an education on French Impressionism or Japanese woodblock prints.

After the Art Institute, cross the street to snap a picture of yourself next to the starting sign for Route 66.

“…very highly recommended for visitors and city residents alike, “Colorful Chicago: Explore & Color” is a fun and informative way to pass the time or plan a Chicago day trip or weekend adventure..”

Midwest Book Review

Explore Chicago by Map

The handy map coupled with numbered location descriptions simplifies itinerary planning, with many locations accessible via walking or the train.

Exploring at home? Connect your colored illustrations to its number on the map or learn what makes that place so interesting.

Creative and educational! (but just like broccoli, you don't always have to tell the kids)

Chicago Explore & Color Map

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Made in America

Colorful Cities books are 100% created, designed and printed in the USA

All Hands Rule!

Whether you’re a leftie or rightie, our books open at the top so neither hand gets the smudge

Helping City Parks

For every book sold a donation is made to City Park Foundations