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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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Garfield Park Conservatory

Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest most stunning greenhouse conservatories in the US. The two acre indoor greenhouse is home to thousands of plant species, and 12 acres of stunning outdoor gardens span the rest of the grounds.

300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624, USA
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Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is located one block from the historic Water Tower in downtown Chicago. MCA features provocative and innovative contemporary art and culture exhibitions, performances, and programs. Founded in 1967, MCA is one of the world’s largest art museums.

 

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to discovering and celebrating poetry. Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.

The Poetry Foundation hosts a robust schedule of free live events throughout the year. Ranging from poetry readings to staged plays to concerts, events have also included artist collaborations, exhibition openings, musical and other performances.

61 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
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Bahá’í House of Worship

The Bahá’í House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois, is one of eight dedicated temples of the Bahá’í Faith. It is the oldest surviving Bahá’í House of Worship in the world and the only one located in the United States.

 

100 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091, USA
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Lincoln Park Zoo

One of the nation’s oldest zoos housing 1200 animals representing 230 species. Includes children’s zoo, carousel and paddle boats.

2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
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Fine Arts Building

The Fine Arts Building, also known as the Studebaker Building, houses Artists’ studios in a historic ten-story 1885 building with Art Nouveau-era murals and and a “Venetian Court” courtyard in the middle of the building with a light well and sculpture garden.

410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
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Heaven Gallery

Heaven Gallery is a non-profit gallery and multi-disciplinary arts space
in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood that encourages, mentors, and
presents new and emerging artists, musicians, and filmmakers to
audiences throughout Chicagoland and beyond.

1550 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Drake Hotel

Opened
in 1920 in a landmark building on the Magnificent Mile, this upscale
hotel is just off Chicago’s Gold Coast.

140 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
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Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium is a public museum dedicated to the study of
astronomy and astrophysics. It was founded in 1930 by Chicago business
leader Max Adler.

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
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Millennium Park

Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago and originally intended to celebrate the third millennium. The park officially opened in 2004, four years behind schedule. Within the park is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate, the Crown Fountain, the Lurie Garden, and various other attractions including Grant Park which hosts Lollapalooza. Because the park sits atop a parking garage and the commuter rail Millennium Station, it is considered the world’s largest rooftop garden.

201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
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Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in
Chicago’s Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in
the United States.

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
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Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre living plant museum situated on nine islands in the Cook County Forest Preserves.

1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022, USA
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Cloud Gate (The Bean)

Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago, IL 60601, USA
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Michigan Avenue

Michigan Avenue is a major north-south street in Chicago which runs at 100 east on the Chicago grid. The northern end of the street is at Lake Shore Drive on the shore of Lake Michigan in the Gold Coast Historic District. 

Chicago, IL, USA
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Showmen’s Rest

Showmen’s Rest in Forest Park is a 750 plot section of Woodlawn Cemetery mostly for circus performers owned by the Showmen’s League of America. Statues of five elephants surround the Showmen’s Rest section of the cemetery. The elephants each have a foot raised with a ball underneath, and the trunks lowered in mourning.

Forest Park, IL, USA
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Peanut Gallery

Peanut Gallery is a no-brow studio/exhibition space for creative collaboration & experimentation.

902 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Lake Shore Drive

“There’s truly no better place to be than cruising down Lake Shore Drive. This has been my feeling since I was a kid. You know I’ve certainly come to love the Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah song as well.” -In Tall Buildings

Chicago, IL, USA
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Graceland Cemetery

Established in 1860, Graceland Cemetery is a large Victorian era cemetery and one of Chicago’s finest hidden treasures, tucked on the North Side, amongst the everyday hustle and bustle. Here rests many prominent Chicago figures, including athletes, politicians, and architects from the last century.

4001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
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Comfort Station

A multi-disciplinary art space in the heart of Logan Square hosting weekly music and movie nights, as well as other events.

2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Hoofprint Workshop

Hoofprint Workshop is a Chicago-based printmaking studio specializing in fine art editions. Processes include relief, intaglio, plate lithography, monotype, and screenprinting. They have a Dickerson combination press and a custom framing studio. They work with emerging artists and clients looking to commission a custom designs.

2433 S Oakley Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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Chicago Public Library

Search the catalog, browse recommendations, place holds and renew titles. Check out eBooks and use online resources.

400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
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Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park

Ghoulishly themed fun park offering an 18-hole mini-golf course, go-karts, rides, games & prizes.

7759 Harlem Ave, Burbank, IL 60459, USA
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South Shore Cultural Center

South Shore Cultural Center is a registered Chicago Landmark founded in 1905 and spans 64.50 acres. The center features a solarium, nature sanctuary, and butterfly garden as well as a formal dining hall, the Paul Robeson Theater, the Washburne Culinary Institute, the Parrot Cage Restaurant, a golf course, beach, and art classes.

7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649, USA
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Logan Square

“Logan Square gives you a great vibe of what the all the young folks are doing these days. It’s fun and affordable.” -Post Animal

Logan Square, Chicago, IL, USA
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Beverly Neighborhood

“It was so close to the hood, but we could go through and just look at the mansions. It was inspiration.” -Ajani Jones

Beverly, Chicago, IL, USA
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Avondale Neighborhood

“Avondale is a super fun neighborhood on Belmont, where groovy places like Reed’s Local, Bucket of Blood, Sleeping Village, and DönerMen all reside.” -White Mystery

Avondale, Chicago, IL, USA
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Biograph Theater

“The Biograph Theatre in Lincoln Park is where John Dillinger was shot dead and the alley next to it is notoriously haunted.” -White Mystery

Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre, North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Willis “Sears” Tower

“The Sears Tower! Highest observation deck in the entire US!” -Varsity

Willis Tower, Chicago, IL, USA
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The Rookery Building

“I love the Rookery because it’s the last and maybe most grand of the Daniel Burnham buildings. He designed the 1893 Columbian Expo -Worlds Fair and much of early Chicago.” – The Life And Times

Rookery Building, South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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The Field Museum

This famous museum focuses on natural history and other fields of science. It has the world’s largest T-Rex fossil.

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The Field Museum, South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, USA
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Elston Avenue

“My wife and I have a strange affinity for Elston Ave. It’s an industrial, fairly-desolate corridor that snakes between super dense neighborhoods, and it’s a great way to skip traffic through the city. Highlights include The Hideout (legendary rock club, just off Elston on Wabansia), VIN, our go-to wine shop, and the ridiculously good Honey Butter Fried Chicken.” -In Tall Buildings

North Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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St Adalbert’s Catholic Church

St. Adalbert Church is a historic church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

St Adalbert's Catholic Church, West 17th Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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