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History-filled Chicago park a mere 15 minutes west of downtown, with some fun outdoor sculptures, plenty of green space, and a fabulous fieldhouse.
History-filled Chicago park a mere 15 minutes west of downtown, with some fun outdoor sculptures, plenty of green space, and a fabulous fieldhouse. It's in a rough neighborhood, though you can take the L right to the park, which is safe. Amazing botanical conservatory, one of the largest indoor gardens in the world, which is often blessed with large-scale contemporary art installations as well as frequent family-oriented events. Definitely bring the kids, who will not lack for things to climb on and strange environments to run around in. Perhaps in an effort to assuage especially fearful Chicagoans, the L stop actually hovers directly above the conservatory entrance, so definitely don't pass this place over for fear of the surrounding neighborhood. There is also ample free lot and on-street parking right around the main building.
Garfield Park, Chicago, IL, USA
Chicagoans can't get enough Towers of Sears
Each summer Wallace's puts on outdoor blues concerts in East Garfield Park, and you should not pass up such an opportunity
This huge, golden-domed, Ukrainian Catholic church has been a local landmark since its construction in 1973
This is a superb, lovingly curated collection of abstract and minimalist art by major Ukrainian and Ukrainian-American artists
Almost certainly the best collection of Ukrainian ethnographic exhibits (musical instruments, traditional costumes, folk art, etc
The Apollos is a major local landmark, its art deco theater facade now serving a music hall
No shortage of magnificent Ukrainian churches in this part of town - this soaring example was built in 1913 on the model of St Sophia's in Kiev
Designed by William LeBaron Jenney, designer to the (Victorian) stars, and a lovely job at that - with plenty of trees, shade, and green space
For sake of comprehensiveness, you might want to drive by this Frank Lloyd Wright house in Austin after a tour of his numerous buildings in neighboring Oak Park
Orthodox church in Ukrainian Village, designed by Louis Sullivan in 1903