Named for President Andrew Jackson and the site of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893

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Chicago - Land and River Tour

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Jackson Park, Chicago

Named for President Andrew Jackson and the site of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.

Named for President Andrew Jackson and the site of the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. The most prominent monument remaining from the event is the fully gilded 'Statue of the Republic.' Other sites include the Osaka Garden on the Wooded Island, a series of lagoons designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, and several well-hidden bird watching trails along the water.


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About Jackson Park

 Jackson Park, Chicago, IL, USA

Jackson Park and Nearby Sights on Map

Jackson Park Golf Course

18 holes of golf and a driving range, all in the middle of Jackson Park

Jackson Park Beaches

There are better beaches further north and further south, but if you're here and want to get a swim in, Jackson Park's two beaches are fine - 57th St Beach is less than a ten minute walk from the Museum of Science and Industry

Osaka Garden

The Osaka Garden grew out of the Pavilion for the Japanese Government at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and was planned by Olmsted as well

Museum of Science and Industry

No tour of Chicago's museums is complete without a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park

Promontory Point Park

Promontory Point is a beautiful spot to take in the great skyline view, gaze off into the blue, watch summer fireworks, or take a (technically illegal, but everybody does it) swim in its submerged beach (north side of the point)

Doc Films

Those zoning laws are again to 'blame' for the total absence of any movie theaters in this section of Chicago

Midway Park

A large, long grassy park, intended for the World's Fair, with grandiose plans of arched bridges over a canal connecting the lagoons of Washington and Jackson Parks, but which today mostly serves to give visitors a good view of the University of Chicago

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

This giant Gothic church is named for the University founder, John D

Robie House

This fabulously impractical house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the world's most famous examples of the Midwestern 'Prairie School' of architecture, which aimed to create buildings with prominent horizontal lines evocative of the prairie landscape

Midway Plaisance Park