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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Adler Planetarium
Adler Planetarium

(312) 922-7827

1300 S DuSable Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605   Directions Website

Twinkle, twinkle little star, get a closer look at the night sky at the Adler Planetarium. The planetarium's exhibits and attractions focus on planets, galaxies, telescopes, the solar system, space travel and a whole lot more.

The Adler Planetarium was the first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere and is the oldest in existence today. The planetarium was founded by philanthropist Max Adler and built in Chicago in 1930.

There are three full-size theaters at the planetarium. The Adler Planetarium presents the night sky in its various forms on the the dome covering the Sky Theater planetarium. The projector is capable of recreating every aspect and movement of the night sky. The Definiti Space Theater was added in 1999, complete with a digital fulldome video environment.

Outside the planetarium, there are sculptures, including one called Man Enters the Cosmos that depicts a sundial; and another is a statue of famous astronomer Nicholas Copernicus. Other works of art decorate the museum like the lobby's dedication plaque. The plaque depicts the gods and goddesses that represent each planet, with the exception of Pluto because it wasn't discovered at the time of the plaque's design.

Greektown Chicago
Greektown Chicago

(312) 255-7280

801 W Adams St Ste 209
Chicago, IL 60661   Directions Website

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Spend some time hanging out in Chicago's Greektown. The neighborhood is home to nightlife spots, restaurants, gift shops and galleries that celebrate the culture of Greece. Nine Muses Bar & Grill, Spectrum Bar & Grill, Dugan's on Halsted, and Pegasus Restaurant & Taverna are just a few places to wine and dine in Greektown.

Lambs Farm
Lambs Farm

(847) 362-4636

14245 W Rockland Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048   Directions Website

Get some insight on how a farmer runs the show at Lambs Farm. The farm is a working facility that explains to guests just exactly how things operate on a farm. Take some time away from farm duties to play outdoors, enjoying mini-golf, riding the mini-train or carousel, and petting some furry friends at the petting zoo.

Millennium Park
Millennium Park

(312) 742-1168

201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions Website

Millennium Park is one of the premier destinations for fun in Chicago. Stroll through the 24-acre lake-front park for a gorgeous glimpse of public art or stop by one of the attractions residing in the park like the McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink, McDonald's Cycle Center and the Boeing Galleries.

Millennium Park occupies about 24-acres of Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago's Grant Park. The park is the second most popular tourist destination in the city following only Navy Pier, attracting between three and four million visitors annually. Millennium Park serves as a prominent civic center and is known as the "front yard" of downtown Chicago. The neighborhood surrounding the park is one of the city's most, if not the most, coveted residential areas.

The area showcases public art and is where places like the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate, the Crown Fountain, the Laurie Garden, the McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink, the BP Pedestrian Bridge, Wrigley Square, the McDonald's Cycle Center, the Exelon Pavilions, the AT&T Plaza, the Boeing Galleries, the Chase Promenade, and the Nichols Bridgeway are located.

Old St. Patrick's Church
Old St. Patrick's Church

(312) 648-1021

700 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60661   Directions Website

Step into a piece of Chicago history and a structure that was built to survive. The Old St. Patrick's Church was built in the 1850s and is one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. The building reflects the architectural design of the Celtic Revival and is a magnificent piece of Chicago architecture.

The Rink in Chicago
The Rink in Chicago

(773) 221-2600

1122 E 87th St
Chicago, IL 60619   Directions Website

Enjoy open roller skating at The Rink in Chicago. The building has three different floors, which include a main skating rink and a practice rink. Offering skating classes for learners of all ages and between skating play pool or other recreational activities. The smaller 3rd floor is a stepping floor reserved for dancing. The host private skating parties for a variety of groups or have birthday party during public sessions.

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