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Clarke House Museum
Chicago's oldest house, situated in Chicago’s Womens Park & Gardens, is a Greek Revival residence built in 1836. The mid-nineteenth century furnishings depict life on the urban frontier. Clarke House is owned and managed by the City of Chicago.
Tours via Glessner House Museum Wednesday through Sunday at noon and 2 p.m.
1827 S. Indiana Avenue
Open every day except Christmas, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission at 4 p.m.
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Over 500 pieces of art by more than 95 artists, many of whom served in Vietnam, provide a powerful and unique museum experience.
Open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1801 S. Indiana Avenue
Explore rivers, reefs, the Great Lakes, oceans, coasts and Polar Regions and interact with aquatic animals.
Summer Hours (May 25 through Sept. 7, 2009): Everyday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the website for a complete listing of daily activities and events.
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago History Museum
Step back in time and learn about the history of Chicago and Illinois, from the Great Chicago Fire to the World’s Fair, from the Cubs to Abraham Lincoln.
Open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
1601 N. Clark Street
Willie Dixon's extraordinary educational and musical legacy, Blues Heaven Foundation invites you to learn about the roots and fruits of Chicago Blues by taking a tour of their studio, gallery and working headquarters in the landmark Chess Records Studios.
Tours Monday through Saturday, noon to 3 p.m.
2120 S. Michigan Avenue
Regularly open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open every day during the summer, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
Second Presbyterian Church
This exceptional arts and crafts interior designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1900 features numerous stained glass windows designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Edward Burne-Jones and pre-Raphaelite murals by Frederic Clay Bartlett.
Tours offered on the following schedule:
Sundays following worship service (approximately 12:00pm)
Call for further information and to confirm tour times.
1936 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago Architectural Foundation
Learn more about Chicago’s built environment on a tour of the city, or meander through exhibits about the architecture of the Windy City.
Call or visit the website for tour information. CAF Shop and Tour Center open daily, April 1 through December 31, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
224 S. Michigan Avenue
Columbia College Dance Center
The Dance Center at Columbia College trains students in dance and hosts companies from around the country. Call or visit their website for information about upcoming shows.
1306 S. Michigan Avenue
Call or visit their website for a calendar of performances.
220 S. Michigan Avenue
Wheeler Mansion Boutique Hotel
Relax in elegance and style with all the modern conveniences, in a unique historic setting close to downtown Chicago. The Wheeler Mansion, built in 1870, is a Chicago landmark.
2020 S. Calumet Avenue
Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens
Located immediately south of Glessner House Museum between Indiana and Prairie avenues. This park commemorates the achievements of significant Chicago women and features a central fountain, a Women's Commemorative Path, a sculpture entitled "Helping Hands" dedicated to Jane Addams, and beautiful gardens.
Classy Italian lunch and dinner spot.
1924 S. State Street
Neighborhood coffee shop and café with American breakfast and lunch options, right next door to Glessner House.
1801 S. Indiana Avenue
on American Classic food in a historic firehouse building, constructed
in 1905 by architect Charles Harmann.
Hip Italian restaurant featuring rustic Italian dishes, a Prohibition-era speakeasy, and patio dining.
S. Wabash Avenue
Kid-friendly neighborhood restaurant with soup, sandwiches, ice cream and other favorites.
1310 S. Wabash Avenue
dinner and late-night restaurant and bar with children’s menu and
American-style food. Diners can watch the game on TV screens or play shuffleboard
in the bar.
Mexican food with Chicago flare and live music on Friday nights.
1911 S. Michigan Avenue
Little Branch Café
little restaurant with unique breakfast and lunch options, full coffee
menu, bar, and gelato.
Ma and I
Thai and Japanese food in swanky Thai-inspired dining room, just south of Millennium Park.
1234 S. Michigan Avenue
Marble Slab Creamery
Freshly-made gourmet ice cream.
1241 S. Michigan Avenue
Opart Thai House
Thai food known for its Tiger Cry appetizer—tender beef skewered
and served with homemade hot sauce.
Sushi bar with playful menu and upscale décor.
1700 S. Michigan Avenue
Triad Sushi Lounge
Traditional and fusion-style sushi in a sleek setting.
1933 S. Indiana Avenue
Weather Mark Tavern
Neighborhood nautical-themed bar and tavern with lunch and dinner menus.
1503 S. Michigan Avenue
Authentic Mexican restaurant with patio dining and cave-like bar.
1307 S. Wabash Avenue