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“UChicago, Rockfeller Chapel, Restaurants, Obama and Jazz”
Review of Hyde Park

Hyde Park
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Walking Tour: President Obama's Hyde Park In Chicago
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Owner description: This neighborhood, located south of the downtown area, is best known for being the home to the University of Chicago.
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Hyde Park is a very old and genuine neighborhood.
Al Capone reportedly held weekly card games on Shoreland Hotel and called the hotel home for a while.
The UChicago campus is also a symbol of Hyde Park. It has a nice campus with some attractions around: Robie House, Rockfeller Chapel, Smart Museum and Oriental Museum.
I would recommend some restaurants:
- Sit Down (very fresh sushi);
- Medici Bakery (fresh sandwiches and tasty pastries) or restaurant (juicy burgers);
- Uncle Joe's (tasty roasted Chicken and Caribbean sides)
The point next to the lake has a good view of the city's skyline.
Obama's house is also in Hyde Park.
A famous jazz club is located in this neighborhood: checkerboard lounge.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Rockefeller Chapel on the University of Chicago Campus is a wonderful place to hear a carillon. Concerts are held at various times. With special arrangements it is even possible to climb up to the bell tower and watch the instrument being played.

Thank DODDSTEACH
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Every thing except parking. Has shops, recreation, entertainment and needed businesses. I like the Art fairs. parks, trees and access to many other amenities.

Thank mbanks b
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Really neat area of town. It's off the beaten path, but home to University of Chicago and the resulting academically-focused 'hood. A few good book stores, Medici's pizza, and a beautiful lakefront location. Don't forget to visit the Museum of Science and Industry while you're there.

Thank Evan B
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Really-- it's beautiful here. The University of Chicago campus is lovely in any season, and if you're at all interested in American architecture, you have to make the pilgrimage to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. Check out the Oriental Institute Museum (Egyptian and Assyrian stuff-- impressive), book stores, and the cinema called "Doc Films" (they don't only show documentaries). Carve your initials on the table at the Medici on 57th Street.

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