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“Rockefeller Chapel”

University of Chicago
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Chicago Grand Half-Day Tour
Ranked #32 of 638 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: Welcome to the University of Chicago! Founded in 1890 through a gift from John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is an intellectual destination and one of the world's premier academic institutions for inquiry, education, and discovery. UChicago draws inspired students and scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, placing us at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world. Beyond scholarly endeavors, visitors can tour architecture from neo-Gothic to contemporary, meander through lush botanic gardens, experience a broad array of visual performing arts, bike along the historic Midway Plaisance, and discover many other cultural treasures both on campus and off. Hyde Park Community The main University campus is situated just seven miles south of downtown Chicago in the vibrant Hyde Park neighborhood-a tight-knit, diverse community bursting with coffee shops, restaurants, and bookstores. The newly revitalized 53rd Street corridor has become an epicenter for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Hyde Park is also the heart of Museum Campus South, a consortium of museums and cultural institutions on Chicago's Culture Coast including the DuSable Museum of African American History, Museum of Science and Industry, Frank Lloyd Wright's Frederick C. Robie House, the Renaissance Society, and the UChicago's own Smart Museum of Art, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and the Oriental Institute Museum. UChicago's Global Impact The University is shaped and inspired by the city of Chicago. Through growing partnerships with neighbors, UChicago is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and economic development of the South Side-and to the global reach of its vibrant city. In all we do, we are driven to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions-and to contribute and expand our knowledge to enrich human life.
Wilmette, Illinois
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“Rockefeller Chapel”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

The entire campus is exactly how a university of high standing should look. All the buildings are ivy covered stone and filled with history.
The Rockefeller Chapel is definitely a place to visit, reminiscent of a Westminster Abbey.

Visited April 2012
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“Campus, Smart Museum, Oriental Museum and Medici”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

If you are planning to visit the Robie House you should take a walk around the UChicago campus and check some small but charming museums as The Smart Museum and Oriental Institute Museum. Both are great and they don't take much time.
Medici Bakery is a good place to have a coffee and taste some good pastries. Or to grab a fresh and tasty sandwich.

Visited August 2012
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“Gorgeous!”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

The University of Chicago area is simply gorgeous! The range of architecture is stunning, from old buildings to new, you'll find lots to marvel at. Take time to notice the gardens, statues and gargoyles. The nearby museums, Frank Lloyd Wright house, beach, shopping and restaurants nearby make this a nice destination for a great day out.

Visited August 2012
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“undergraduate tour”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

people were very nice and Campus was clean - only saw one transiant/begger (which if you've been to Chicago, that is almost unbelievable)

Visited August 2012
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“beautiful campus”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

I've seen loads of college campuses- but, for some reason, I found this campus to be particularly charming... but, I did visit in July!!

Visited July 2012
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