The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum, located in Lisle, Illinois, is a public garden and outdoor museum with a library, herbarium, and tree research program, including the Center for Tree Science. Its 1,700-acre (6.9-square-kilometer) grounds comprise catalogued collections of trees and other living plants, gardens, and restored areas, including a restored tallgrass prairie. More than 4,100 plant species […]

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art is a lapidary arts museum containing exhibitions of gemstones, jewellery, and bejewelled objects, as well as exhibits on earth science. The museum was founded in 1962 in Elmhurst, Illinois, but relocated to Oak Brook, Illinois in 2019. The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. […]

American Writers Museum

The American Writers Museum, which opened in Chicago in May 2017, is a museum dedicated to American literature and writing. Amaze Design of Boston created the museum. The American Writers Museum, the country’s first of its kind, features engaging and interactive exhibits for readers and writers of all ages. Discover over 400 years of American […]

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum was a settlement house founded in 1889 in Chicago, Illinois, by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. Hull House (named after the original house’s first owner, Charles Jerald Hull) opened on the city’s Near West Side to serve newly arrived European immigrants. Hull House had grown to 13 buildings by 1911. […]

Museum Campus

Chicago’s Museum Campus houses three top institutions. Spend a day exploring the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium from a lakefront vantage point. Shedd Some of the Shedd Aquarium’s 32,000 aquatic animals can be touched. The Shedd’s Abbott Oceanarium houses beluga whales and Pacific white-sided dolphins. This exhibit is surrounded by rocky outcroppings and […]

Promontory Point

Promontory Point is a man-made peninsula in Lake Michigan. Burnham Park, Chicago. In the 1930s, a seawall or revetment protected The Point, built from a landfill. Chicago Park District engineers designed and built the revetment, which consists of four steps of limestone blocks. It opened in 1937 on Chicago Park District land at 55th Street […]

Oak Street Beach

  Oak Street Beach is located on North Lake Shore Drive on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Park District defines Oak Street Beach as the area between approximately 1550 and 500 North Lake Shore Drive, excluding Ohio Street Beach, the South Ledge, a concrete path running from Ohio Street Beach […]

Buckingham Fountain

The Clarence Buckingham Fountain, one of the world’s largest, is situated at Columbus Drive (301 East) and Congress Parkway (500 South) in Grant Park. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily from early May to mid-October, weather permitting. Grant Park events affect display times. The Fountain performs a 20-minute water show every hour. […]

Garfield Park Conservatory

Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory is a gorgeous botanical conservatory. The Conservatory’s eight indoor gardens feature thousands of plant species worldwide. Year-round, guests can enjoy the lush vegetation and tropical temps indoors or 10 acres of outdoor gardens, nature play spots for children, and more. We hope you enjoy your visit to Garfield Park Conservatory, whether […]

Willis Tower

Willis Tower is the future of work and plays in Chicago. The 110-story building is one of the highest in the world and the second tallest in North America, making it hard to miss in the city’s skyline. This skyscraper’s size is unfathomable. These facts and figures will make you rethink America’s highest structure. In […]