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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
in 1920 in a landmark building on the Magnificent Mile, this upscale
hotel is just off Chicago’s Gold Coast.
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.
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.
The Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre living plant museum situated on nine islands in the Cook County Forest Preserves.
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.
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.
“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
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.
A multi-disciplinary art space in the heart of Logan Square hosting weekly music and movie nights, as well as other events.
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.
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Ghoulishly themed fun park offering an 18-hole mini-golf course, go-karts, rides, games & prizes.
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.
“It was so close to the hood, but we could go through and just look at the mansions. It was inspiration.” -Ajani Jones
“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
“The Biograph Theatre in Lincoln Park is where John Dillinger was shot dead and the alley next to it is notoriously haunted.” -White Mystery
“The Sears Tower! Highest observation deck in the entire US!” -Varsity
“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
This famous museum focuses on natural history and other fields of science. It has the world’s largest T-Rex fossil.
Recommended by DEHD
“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
St. Adalbert Church is a historic church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.