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Hidden Treasures
in Chicago, IL (showing 1 - 9 out of 9)

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.

360 Chicago

360 Chicago

875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions

(888) 875-8439

Website

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.

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago Architecture Foundation

224 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604   Directions

(312) 922-3432

Website

See some of the greatest architectural achievements in the city on a tour given by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Walking tours, bus tours, and boat tours are just a few of the available options for touring.

Grant Park

Grant Park

337 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 742-3918

Website

Stroll through downtown Chicago's Grant Park to see the beautiful Buckingham Fountain. The fountain operates from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and features streams of water accompanied by dancing lights and music.

Harold Washington Library Center

Harold Washington Library Center

400 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605   Directions

(312) 747-4300

Website

Find some peace, quiet and books at the Harold Washington Library Center. The main branch of Chicago Public Libraries offers 750,000 square feet of WiFi, art, exhibits and, of course, books.

Judy Istock Butterfly Haven

Judy Istock Butterfly Haven

2430 N Cannon Dr
Chicago, IL 60614   Directions

(773) 755-5100

Website

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.

Lincoln Monument

Lincoln Monument

N Clark St & W North Blvd
Chicago, IL 60614   Directions

(312) 742-7726

Website

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

Monument to the Great Northern Migration

345 E Eastgate Pl
Chicago, IL 60616   Directions

(312) 744-5000

Website

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

Old St. Patrick's Church

700 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60661   Directions

(312) 648-1021

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

1122 E 87th St
Chicago, IL 60619   Directions

(773) 221-2600

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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