Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #8 in Chicago, United States


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 2 km
Ascend 19 m
Descend 19 m

Experience Chicago in United States in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in ChicagoIndividual Sights in Chicago

Sight 1: U-505 Submarine

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U-505 Submarine

U-505 is a German Type IXC submarine built for Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. It was captured by the United States Navy on 4 June 1944 and survives as a museum ship in Chicago.

Wikipedia: German submarine U-505 (EN)

155 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Pioneer Zephyr

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Pioneer Zephyr

The Pioneer Zephyr is a diesel-powered trainset built by the Budd Company in 1934 for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), commonly known as the Burlington Route. The trainset was the second internal combustion-powered streamliner built for mainline service in the United States, the first such train powered by a diesel engine, and the first to enter revenue service.

Wikipedia: Pioneer Zephyr (EN)

61 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Griffin Museum of Science and Industry

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Griffin Museum of Science and Industry

The Griffin Museum of Science and Industry is a science museum located in Chicago, Illinois, in Jackson Park, in the Hyde Park neighborhood between Lake Michigan and The University of Chicago. It is housed in the Palace of Fine Arts from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Initially endowed by Julius Rosenwald, the Sears, Roebuck and Company president and philanthropist, it was supported by the Commercial Club of Chicago and opened in 1933 during the Century of Progress Exposition. It was named for benefactor and financier Kenneth C. Griffin on May 19, 2024.

Wikipedia: Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago) (EN), Website, Opening Hours

863 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 4: Jackson Park

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Jackson Park

Jackson Park is a 551.5-acre (223.2 ha) urban park located on the South Side of Chicago. The park was designed in 1871 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, then greatly remodeled in 1893 to serve as the site of the World's Columbian Exposition, making it one of the largest and most historically significant parks in the city.

Wikipedia: Jackson Park (Chicago) (EN)

929 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 5: Midway Plaisance

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Midway Plaisance

The Midway Plaisance, known locally as the Midway, is a public park on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. It is one mile long by 220 yards wide and extends along 59th and 60th streets, joining Washington Park at its west end and Jackson Park at its east end. It divides the Hyde Park community area to the north from the Woodlawn community area to the south. Near Lake Michigan, the Midway is about 6 miles (10 km) south of the downtown "Loop". The University of Chicago was founded just north of the park, and university buildings now front the Midway to the south, as well.

Wikipedia: Midway Plaisance (EN), Website


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