If you’re a casual traveler who is staying in the Loop and doesn’t have major preferences about what you see in the city, I would actually say Jackson Park probably isn’t worth the trip. I made the ha...
The Republic Statue sits in a traffic roundabout, so it’s a little hard to get to by foot. There was little traffic when we visited, so no big deal. Up close, she looks great. A fine replica of the ...
Not easy to get to by CTA - about 35 minutes walk from Cottage Grove on the green line. I think the statue is well worth the effort. Also an interesting walk on the south side of Chicago through "Le...
Jackson Park was first developed in 1893 as the host site for the World's Columbian Exposition, or the Chicago World's Fair. In a six-month period, it drew millions of people to the Chicago lakefront....
Jackson Park is located behind the Museum of Science and Industry and has a large area of re-created forest. It is a good idea to visit the Japanese pavilion that is a replica of one that existed in the same spot during the 1893 Colombian exposition. This is a great stop for anyone who is looking for somewhere to stretch their legs after visiting the museum. The Wooded Island is also a spot in the park that is a great place for kids. This is a place that is great during the day, but one should try to avoid it after sunset since it is possible to find less than desirable people here.
Jackson Park's Japanese Garden
Jackson Park Beach
63rd Street Beach
The Snail Thai Cuisine
Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center