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Museum of Science and Industry

5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637-2003
4.5
82 reviews

Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry is enormous: 14 acres hold some 2,000 interactive exhibits like a replica of a coal mine, a 1934 diesel-powered passenger train, and a German U-boat captured off the coast of West Africa. Oooh at Daily Live Science Experiences (explosive chemistry shows and eyeball dissections), ahhh at world-class temporary exhibitions (visit an icicle-covered Arctic cabin ...

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    0.23 mi

    Jackson Park Lagoon

    0.23 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    4.5
    3 reviews

    The Jackson Park Lagoon was created for the 1893 World's Fair by Frederick Law Olmsted. The man-made lagoon was landscaped with ornamental grasses and hundreds of birds and dozens of boats were brought in to add to the ambiance. The boats are gone, but some wildlife still exists here, and it's a pleasant place to stop and have a picnic.

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  • 2
    0.15 mi

    Lake Shore Drive

    16 miles on US 41 from Hyde Park to Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois
    0.15 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    5
    1 review

    Starting Point: Hyde Park neighborhood The Route: 16 miles on US 41 to Lincoln Park What to Expect: Sometimes called LSD, this urban excursion along Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast is beloved by locals and tourists alike—especially in spring when approximately 143,000 tulips and pansies are in bloom. It’s bordered to the east by dozens of public parks and beaches, and ...

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  • 3
    0.23 mi

    Midway Plaisance Ice Rink

    1130 North Midway Plaisance, Chicago, IL 60637
    0.23 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    5
    1 review

    Located in mile long park that intersects U of C campus on site of first Ferris Wheel at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Popular and fun.

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  • 4
    0.9 mi

    The University of Chicago

    5801 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-1476
    0.9 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    4.5
    23 reviews

    Not only is it one of the best schools in the world, the architecture is stunning. If you enjoy gothic buildings, you must visit. Take your camera, because there will be plenty for you to see and share.

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  • 5
    0.67 mi

    Robie House

    5757 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-1602
    0.67 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    4.5
    8 reviews

    An excellent example of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, the guided tour is very good as well.

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  • 6
    0.75 mi

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

    5850 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
    0.75 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    5
    4 reviews

    That slender gothic tower contains 72 bells=78 tons. Climb to the top. Experience heaven in the midst of a tremendous & joyous din. Wow. Check schedule.

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  • 7
    0.42 mi

    Promontory Point Park

    5491 S South Shore Dr
    0.42 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    4.5
    4 reviews

    View the city skyline from popular man-made peninsula. Distance swimmers are fond of swimming south to 57th Street beach.

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  • 8
    0.64 mi

    Jackson Park

    6401 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-3800
    0.64 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    5
    2 reviews

    Jackson Park was transformed into the fair grounds for the 1893 World's Fair by Frederick Law Olmsted (of Central Park fame). While the park has changed over the years, many original designs remain, including a manmade lagoon and some of the original light posts. Don't miss the Statue of the Republic, a smaller-scale replica of the original statue that serves ...

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  • 9
    0.78 mi

    Seminary Cooperative Bookstore Inc

    5757 S University Ave
    0.78 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    5
    2 reviews

    A wonder on the gothic campus of the University of Chicago. Enter and lose yourself in the stacks and the scholarly atmosphere.

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  • 10
    0.35 mi

    Hyde Park Historical Society

    5529 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
    0.35 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    4
    2 reviews

    Docents will answer any question about the history of Hyde Park OR direct you to someone who CAN answer your questions. Great resource for history buffs. Free

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  • 11
    0.73 mi

    Oriental Institute Museum

    1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637-1540
    0.73 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    5
    1 review

    Head of a man - winged body of a bull. Wonderful and amazing treasures of egypt and mesopotamia. Pictured artifact is HUGE. Docents are FASCINATING.

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  • 12
    0.89 mi

    Hyde Park Art Center

    5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
    0.89 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    5
    1 review

    Provocative visual art exhibits. Not stuffy or gigantic. Great place to spend an hour or two. Sleek coffee shop with wifi. Good public transportation nearby.

  • 13
    0.77 mi

    Hyde Park Farmers Market

    52d St & Harper Court, Chicago, IL
    0.77 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    5
    1 review

    Great variety at this farmers market in lovely Hyde Park. Good place to be on Thursdays. Wish it was on the weekend so I could visit more often.

  • 14
    0.67 mi

    Doc Films

    1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL, United States
    0.67 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    5
    1 review

    $5: Screens films every night of the academic year and occasionally hosts discussions with famous directors and actors. What a bargain. Check schedule.

  • 15
    0.79 mi

    gilbert & sullivan opera company

    1131 E. 57th Street
    0.79 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    5
    1 review

    Terrific fun at U of C Mandel Hall since 1960. For a finale the audience sings "God Bless our Glorious Queen."

  • 16
    0.75 mi

    Checkerboard Lounge

    0.75 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    4
    1 review

    This South Side spot is the real deal and probably the most atmospheric place to go for Blues. The neighborhood can get a bit rough. Make sure you’ve planned your transportation afterward.

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  • 17
    0.78 mi

    Woodlawn Tap

    1172 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL, United States
    0.78 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    4
    1 review

    Aka Jimmy's, the Woodlawn tap is where undergrads, grad students and professors from the University of Chicago all hang out. It's your basic Midwestern bar, with wood paneling, big pitchers of beer and maybe some darts. If you want a no-nonsense drink, this is da place.

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  • 18
    0.61 mi

    61st Street Farmers' Market

    E 61st St, Chicago, IL, United States
    0.61 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    4
    1 review

    This is a great spot to stop and grab some food for a picnic in nearby Jackson Park. I'm happy just grabbing some good cheese, bread and fruit to snack on, but if you want a prepared meal, you can find that here too.

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  • 19
    3.78 mi

    U.S. Cellular Field

    333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
    3.78 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    4
    26 reviews

    Home of the Chicago White Sox Baseball Team. Better than a Cubs game and cheaper if thats what you want to call it.

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  • 20
    4.46 mi

    McCormick Place

    2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616
    4.46 mi from Museum of Science and Industry
    4
    14 reviews

    Massive and a regular stop for most major conventions. Hard to really love the place but keep an eye out for the gorgeous Chihuly sculptures.

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