in Chicago, IL
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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.
875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 Directions
Get a 360-degree view of Chi-town from the 360 Chicago tower formerly John Hancock Observatory. The view spans across 80 miles, and you can see four neighboring states from the lookout. For those not afraid of heights, venture out onto Chicago's only open-air skywalk and dare to look down.
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
Find this hidden garden resembling a river meandering through a midwestern prairie behind the Lincoln Park Conservancy. Follow the stone walk encircling the lily pool and discover a pavilion, council ring, and native plants from mid-April to mid-November.
Judy Istock Butterfly Haven
2430 N Cannon Dr
Chicago, IL 60614 Directions
Get up close to more than 75 species of exotic butterflies and stunning bird species at the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Find some from the Southern hemisphere in a 2,700 square-foot greenhouse filled with pools of water, flowers, tropical trees and 1,000 butterflies, including those never seen before in our region at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
N Clark St & W North Blvd
Chicago, IL 60614 Directions
Pay homage to a great American leader by visiting the "Standing Lincoln" sculpture. The bronze statue depicts the 16th President rising from a chair to give a speech. It is considered one of the most significant sculptures of Lincoln. Also enjoy some of the other sculptures in Lincoln Park.
Monument to the Great Northern Migration
345 E Eastgate Pl
Chicago, IL 60616 Directions
Visit the Monument to the Great Northern Migration and gain a new respect for the millions of African-American men, women and children who traveled far to make Chicago their home in the early 20th century. The statue depicts a traveler with worn luggage, waving toward Chicago.
Old St. Patrick's Church
700 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60661 Directions
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.
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