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Address: 1116 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone Number: 17737028650
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Historic Institution

Great place, great historical significance.. LOVED visiting the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture museum there, and also the science high school, the cathedral, and just general... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aryo W
New York City, United States

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New York City, United States
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, great historical significance.. LOVED visiting the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture museum there, and also the science high school, the cathedral, and just general walking around. Amazing! Reminded me , a bit.... of Paris.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very big campus showcasing many styles of architecture. Lovely grounds, excellent transportation links, friendly.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever I am in a city, I always try to visit bookstores, libraries, and the local universities. I was in and out of various classrooms and buildings during this trip. U of Chicago is a city university and has some beautiful buildings.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were shown the campus by my cousin who is an alumnus of the university. It is beautifully laid out with a combination of older and newer buildings. Unfortunately the museum was closed on the day of our visit (Monday)

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds. Was really impressed that so many alumni from this university were noble prize winners! The Rockefeller Memorial Chapel is something worth a visit. Reminds you of the European Cathedrals! While doing the rounds try to have a decko at the Obama's Family house just near the University.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A world wide known university - always rated in the top five or ten. Interesting campus - founded by the Rockefellers.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were privy to an outstanding tour by University staff at the Law School - my father attended there and inquired about seeing around the campus after all these years - they went above and beyond, giving us not only an extensive tour, but asking my father questions about his time there, helping him look up former classmates, and offering... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A graduate student who is a friend of ours provided us with a tour of the campus. We visited a gothic reading room and food hall, Rockefeller Chapel, and walked the beautiful quad. The campus sits beside the part of Chicago that hosted the 1893 World's Fair. Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House is also on campus. If you want a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Certainly urban, with Gothic towers reminiscent of Oxford, the U of C is a delightful place to visit. Walk through the quadrangles, into small cloistered spaces, tiptoe through the libraries, and you'll want to register for classes again! Gargoyles a-plenty and inviting green spaces underscore the serious purposes of this institution, but there are many hidden gems as well--the bookstore,... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Wonderful little gardens with art and water elements around every corner. Trees, flowers, and grass is well maintained.

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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.