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University of Chicago

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Address: 1116 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone Number: 773-702-8650

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"Superb mix" of Old Gothic & Modern Architecture on UC Campus!

"Superb mix" of old Gothic & modern architecture complemented by well-manicured landscaping in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Home of multi-million dollar expansion projects... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

"Superb mix" of old Gothic & modern architecture complemented by well-manicured landscaping in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Home of multi-million dollar expansion projects, showcasing: - Frank Lloyd Robie House - Jules and Gwen Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery - Max Palevsky Residential Commons - South Campus Residence Hall - Gerald Ratner Athletics Center - Rockefeller Chapel - Oriental Institute -... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You can do a tour. It is very big and very impressive. Also visit the Oriental Museum and the Robie house.

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Canton, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place was unbelievably spectacular!! The architecture has been there for years yet remained breathtaking and awe-inspiring. I would have loved to study here if I were young and still a student and it would be a dream-come-true if any of my children were accepted at this historical university.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you love medieval architecture, you'll love taking a stroll through UofC's main campus. Also be sure to check out the university's Smart Art Museum, Oriental Institute, Lorado Taft Studio and Frank Loyd Wright's Robie House... all within view of the Gargoyles' gaze.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Interesting campus with Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and beautiful architect. Plus you are not too far from the Museum of Science of Industry.

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Delhi, in, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

did a walking tour of the campus. Loved the buildings and open spaces. The whole area had a unique vibe to it. Similar to old university campuses in europe but a lot bigger, better and busier.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife is in the University of Chicago Center for Care an Discovery (Hospital). It's been over a week and I have had the opportunity to sample many things on the 7th fl. food service menu. I have found the food and beverages very pleasing. There are many healthy choices. It is a food service that one could easily enjoy... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Did you know that the first atomic sustained reaction took place at the University of Chicago under what is now the Graduate Library? Not only can you visit the exact location of this historic milestone, you can also look at the memorabilia associated with the atomic work in the university archives. It is a beautiful campus with rich history.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

You can't beat this campus. Absolutely beautiful even in the pouring rain. Don't miss Rockerfeller Chapel. There is a $3 suggested fee but there wasno one there to collect it when we were there. Stunning and the pictures don't do it justice. The students on campus were very friendly and helpful. Spend some time just wondering around the campus. You'll... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had to park near the University because that was the closest parking spot available to the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House. We fell in love with the campus! It was very very cold or we would have spent more time exploring the beautiful buildings.

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Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.