Hyde Park

While some out-of-towners might not associate upscale with the city's South Side, Hyde Park proves them wrong. Home to the prestigious University of Chicago, Hyde Park is lined with historic mansions including two architectural legends: Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and Heller House. The neighborhood is also home to Chicago's most famous resident who doesn't actually live in the city. President Barack Obama owns a home here.

If you're traveling with children, Hyde Park houses one place that will keep them occupied and intrigued for hours and hours: the Museum of Science and Industry. The biggest science museum in the Western Hemisphere hosts rotating exhibits, and visitors can catch in-the-round movies in the museum's Omnimax Theater. For a more subjective experience, check out the collection at the Hyde Park Art Center. Once you've had your fill of the indoors, head to 57th Street Beach, which is a much more laid back alternative to the sandy shores on the North Side.


Chicago Theatre Company

57th Street Art Fair

New Regal Theater

Woodlawn Tap

University of Chicago Pub

ICE Chatham 14

Court Theatre

Caffe Florian

The New Checkerboard Lounge

X-66 Nightclub

Martin Luther King College Preparatory High School Auditorium

Harold Washington Cultural Center


Harper Court Shopping Center

Al-Faatir Mosque

Bob-O-Link Meadow

University of Chicago (The)

Al-Qadir Mosque

Midway Plaisance

Midway Plaisance Ice Rink

Fountain of Time

Boyajian's Bazaar

57th Street Art Fair

O'Gara & Wilson Ltd

Oriental Institute Museum

Court Theatre

Paul H. Douglas Nature Sanctuary

Oak Woods Cemetery

The Smart Museum of Art

Hyde Park Art Center

South Shore Cultural Center

Lorado Taft's Midway Studios

Powell's Bookstore

New Beginnings Church

Hyde-N-Seek Antiques

Nuclear Energy Sculpture

Osaka Japanese Garden

Washington Park Sunken Garden


Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Jackson Park Beach

Museum of Science and Industry

Supreme Life Building

DuSable Museum of African-American History

57th Street Books

K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Temple

Renaissance Society

Drexel Fountain

Jackson Park

Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Robie House


Harold's Chicken Shack

Ribs N' Bibs

Pizza Capri

Caffe Florian

Checkerboard Lounge

Mellow Yellow

Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop

Woodlawn Tap

Calypso Cafe

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