Chicago Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • kkmckendree
    Battle Creek, MI154 contributions
    A nice stop that's free and you can wonder around and look at the beautiful architecture of this building. The pictures don't do it justice!
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Jaime L
    5 contributions
    This museum is very well organized and maintained. From reception to end you can find staff that can answer your questions regarding the collections. Tiffany!!
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Morella
    Farmington Hills, MI1,010 contributions
    Absolutely loved this place!

    There are different environments connected by doors. Each one has a different theme. Plants and flowers are in great shape, evidently cared well.

    The diversity of environments and colors is enjoyable.

    There is also an area where you can drink coffee and teas, and have good quality croissants and muffins. This was a great find.

    Some of the areas have pathways through the plants. Nicely done.

    Reservations highly recommended at this time.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • travelwithparti
    Toronto, Canada8 contributions
    Near the zoo, good for a stroll through and contains interesting plants. You need to make reservations ahead of time. The access is free, but they accept donations to help fund the conservatory.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • girlmeetschicago
    Chicago, IL10 contributions
    Good beer but a bit of a slow crowd. I was anticipating a bit more of a younger scene. The area it is located in was very industrial and a little deserted. I came from the South Loop and I wouldn’t recommend walking it by yourself. We tried the Flamingo IPA and a simple lager. The 8 oz taster glasses were really nice to try beer without committing to a whole pint. The service was great and everyone was very friendly. I would recommend the brewery if you were looking for a good place to catch up with someone or have a quite beer.
    Written 10 October 2021
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  • Lindsay W
    Boston, MA4 contributions
    Absolutely loved the museum! I went on a Sunday morning and had the whole place to myself. Most of the museum is interactive and I spent about an hour there but there are plenty of spots to pick up a book and sit down and read if you wanted to extend your visit.
    Written 26 January 2022
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  • Paradise597180
    Chicago, IL3 contributions
    My wife and I went on the Robie house tour for the first time and found it super interesting. Wright's design are quite beautiful and unique and this tour is a great way to experience his talents and family life. Great tour for out of towners and life long Chicagoans.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • apdemas
    Sterling, VA694 contributions
    Really enjoyed the tour of the building, all the little details and stories were fantastic. The tour guide was knowledgeable and did a great job of providing just enough information to be interesting and engaging, but not so much that it was overwhelming. The gift shop was decent too.

    We did a walk-up tour and there was plenty of space.
    Written 5 December 2021
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  • Lynn N
    Concord, MA11 contributions
    I would recommend this museum to all ages. The federal staff of all jobs and responsibilities volunteer for an informational talk in a meeting room. We had a gentleman who was up the corporate ladder who loved to talk. He was delightful and funny.

    The museum is small and the space is used wisely. Go see a million dollars. Or pick up free money (shredded) Get educated.
    Written 10 July 2020
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  • Jurgen B
    Brussels, Belgium2,608 contributions
    we liked walking around here although everything was closed for christmas and there were no leaves. the highlight was a gorgeous red cardinal bird
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • pollyanywhere
    New York City, NY537 contributions
    Surprised how good this museum quality is!! It’s even free. I caught Frida’s photograph exhibit by accident. So fabulous!!
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • auntaugusta23
    Raleigh, N.C.29 contributions
    If you have any interest in history and archaeology, you should include this museum on your itinerary. The Assyrian collection is incredible. The hours are limited, but it's worth the effort to plan a visit.
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • debbiecarcione
    St. Petersburg, FL91 contributions
    I grew up near here and in High School (went to school down the street at Ashland and Irving) we used to go here and walk around. In grade school we came on a field trip to do etchings with art class. I wanted to bring my husband. It didn't disappoint. So serene and quiet. The monuments are beautiful and it is very green with beautiful trees. The pond and walking bridge, as odd as it is, makes it a very romantic place. This is an old cemetary and a lot of stones are from the 1800's. Cool place to stroll around and get lost in your thoughts.
    Written 29 August 2021
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  • Jocelyn G
    Cedar Falls, IA8 contributions
    I recently participated in a walking tour of the South Prairie Avenue Historic District which included the Glessner House, and our tour guide, William Tyre, was incredible. Our group of 21 people remained captivated throughout our time. The stories he shared made the area come to life, and the facts and figures were mind-boggling. William was wonderful to work with as my group had a time limit. He was accomodating and gracious, a perfect host.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Betty
    2,552 contributions
    The Japanese garden is absolutely beautiful. It is nicely manicured and clean. The place is serene, scenic and has a calm atmosphere. The lady told us she was feeding the koi so we were able to watch the koi gather for their food. It is called the Garden of the Phoenix and is it definitely a hidden gem in the park.
    Written 2 October 2021
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