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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