Many people know that this area used to be an airport, but is now a park with concert venues. But you know you can hike and bike, and, oh my, camp! ! ! ! I just trained in the park. Facing the lake, it felt like being sent to a remote place, then turned around and watched the sunset behind the skyline... serene.
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I like this museum very much. It displays photos of several photographers. Although the museum is free, they welcome you to donate $5, which is worth it. The exhibition displays photos of transgender and homosexuals that are strictly prohibited in Iran. There are places to sit, and there are information about each photographer on the wall. Very interesting photos and videos.
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion for concerts, 12th Street Beach (shhhh, secret beach), Bird Sanctuary, Natural Prairie/Grasslands.
This is a popular summer concert venue in Chicago. While I have never actually been inside, a great place to listen is from the southeast side of the Planetarium and 18th street beach!
Just attended my first concert (Dave Matthews Band 7/5/14) at Northerly Island and enjoyed the beautiful back drop of Chicago's Skyline. Parking is available near Soldier Field. You can either take a Long walk up to the Field Museum, Adler Planitarium and then down to the venue or wait for a free Ferry ride across to the island. The line took about 15 min and there were 4 boats carrying 18 people each per trip. The acoustics were not that great so stay near to the speakers. We were pretty far back and they were only a speck on the stage but watched on the big screen they had which worked well.