Midway Plaisance Park, Chicago

















About Midway Plaisance Park

 Midway Plaisance, Chicago, IL, United States

Midway Plaisance Park and Nearby Sights on Map

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

Oriental Institute Museum

The University of Chicago Oriental Institute has one of the best collections of ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern archeology in the world, which is moreover free, small, very well exhibited, and basically started by Indiana Jones

The Renaissance Society

A small gallery of avant-garde painting, which will appeal greatly to aficionados, less so to casual visitors

Doc Films

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

University of Chicago Main Campus

One of the world's great universities, the University of Chicago's Gothic campus exudes academic rigor and intellectual intensity, known to students as 'the place where fun comes to die

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

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

This stunning new building brings professional, student, and community performing arts activities, creative arts studios, digital media production and gallery space under a single roof

Regenstein Library

If you are not a student and are not on a tour, you can't enter the gigantic collection of over 4

University of Chicago Presents

The University of Chicago Presents hosts numerous classical music performances in Hyde Park, usually featuring big-name national and international performers for relatively low prices