The Shedd Aquarium sits at the end of a pier in Lake Michigan with a sweet view of the Chicago skyline wrapped around the lake shore.
Inside, they put a lot of effort into making visitors from the Pacific Northwest feel at home.
Walking into the sea lion cove, a waterfall, huge fake conifers and a host named Herb greet visitors.
"Welcome to the Shedd Aquarium," he said. "And welcome to the Pacific Northwest."
We're no longer in Chicago, he said.
"Now, you're somewhere else – around Northern California, Oregon, Washington state," he said.