Hyde Park, home to the renowned University of Chicago, is a pleasant
historical neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. Relatively
small though, it is worthwhile strolling over the Nobel Laureate
invested Campus to enjoy the gothic architecture giving it an immediate
status as a center of learning.
In addition, the Robie House, Frank Lloyd Wright's most beautiful
example of a prairie style house, lies on campus and can be visited
daily (before 3pm)..
Visitors can take the Metra train from Randolph Street station,
or a bus #6 (Jeffrey Express) from anywhere on State Street to reach
here from the downtown Chicago.
Chicago Funhouse Maze
Located on Navy Pier, the marvelous Chicago Funhouse Maze is Chicago's
first full-sensory maze experience. The maze brings the sights and
sounds of Chicago to life while the dazzling special effects, bewilders
This 15-minute walk-through attraction amazes, as you steer through
a series of mirror mazes and tunnels set in a twisted Chicago Landscape.
Lying at a distant, you can see the famous city landmarks and hear
fascinating details about Chicago's history including Tour twisting
"subway tunnels, "streets, and "skyscrapers."
Experience a 3D motion simulation escape in Chicago only at Time
Placed at Navy Pier, Time Escape is a thrilling time travel ride
that combines astonishing 3-D projections, state -of-the-art computer
graphics, incredible live special effects, and robotics and high
impact motion simulation to create an extraordinary adventure through
the past, present, and future of Chicago.
If you wish to venture a way back to 85 million B.C. then you better
not miss this adventure on the shores of Lake Michigan and as far
as the year 2333, experience the congested air space of downtown's
high-tech future. The adventure lasts 15-20 minutes, with departures
every 10 minutes.
Opened for almost over 40 years, the three world of Santa’s
villa, located in the suburb of Dundee, features the World’s
most exciting spaces including Santa's World, Old McDonald's Farm,
and Coney Island.
Open approximately May through September, Santa's World has a variety
of fun attractions for kids, and Old McDonald's Farm is a petting
zoo with pony rides while Coney Island has thrill rides and bumper
cars. In addition, Santa's Village also features a picnic area.
Along the side of the Santa’s Village lies a water park with
giant water slides, a tubing slide, a lazy river tubing ride, bumper
boats, and a children's play area. It is open approximately from
June to September.
The Buckingham Fountain
Buckingham’s fountain, inaugurated in May of 1927, happens
to be one of Chicago's most popular attractions and one of the largest
fountains in the world. Located in Grant Park, the four sea horses
on its sides represent the four states that touch Lake Michigan,
Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
Operating from approximately April 1 to November 1 each year and
running from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm each day, the fountain produces
a major water display and the center jet shoots 150 feet into the
air. At dusk, lights and music accompany the fountain’s hourly
major water display, a pleasant show.