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University of Chicago
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Intro to Hyde Park
Ranked #31 of 647 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.
Chicago, Illinois
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“Big!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

I Love to visit the university especially on spring, When everything is blooming and students are walking all over. You get to experience what it would be like to study there.
LOVED IT!!

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Magical place”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you are visiting Chicago, this is a must see. Buildings are amazing, the architecture is fantastic! The quad is unique, I love walking there, summer or winter, is a beautiful place!

Visited August 2012
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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“1893 World's Fair Great Medicine. Architecture plus.”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

I collect World's fair and have a few serious items. In my teens a girl friend had her life saved in heart surgery way before todays easy does it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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“Beautiful, but only for the students.”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Doesn't even have the feel of Chicago. If you don't attend the university, you are made to feel like an outsider.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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“Send Your Kids to School There”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

I did, and I went there myself. For those without attachements to the school, visit the Oriental Institute. A hidden gem for those who love museums.

Visited December 2012
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