University of Chicago Area Walk, Chicago

University of Chicago Area Walk, Chicago
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The leafy streets, beautiful architecture and historic buildings make a walk around the Hyde Park area of Chicago a real joy. This is one of the most famous of the city’s neighborhoods and at its heart is the University of Chicago and its campus. This august institution is sometimes referred to as "Nobel Alley" because of the large number of Nobel laureates who have worked here. Wander through the campus and stop by its landmark buildings. Visit the Mansueto Library, a stunning glass edifice that resembles a half-buried glass Faberge egg. Cinemagoers may recognize it from the movie Divergent. Next, go to the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, a Gothic building that is the tallest structure on the campus. It is named after the University's Baptist founder, John D. Rockefeller. Tour Robie House, designed by one of the country's greatest ever architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. The property was named a National Historic Landmark in 1963. Browse the exhibits of the Oriental Institute, a museum dedicated to the history, art and archeology of the ancient Near East. The museum's treasures include ancient artifacts from numerous countries such as Israel, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Iran. See statues, pottery and everyday objects that are thousands of years old.

University of Chicago Area Walk - Route Map

Guide Name: University of Chicago Area Walk
Guide Location: USA » Chicago
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: Dee
57th Street, Joe and Rika Mansueto Library

1) 57th Street, Joe and Rika Mansueto Library

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Ellis Avenue corner with 57th Street, Snell–Hitchcock Hall

2) Ellis Avenue corner with 57th Street, Snell–Hitchcock Hall

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56th Street, Smart Museum of Art

3) 56th Street, Smart Museum of Art

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57th Street, Joseph Regenstein Library

4) 57th Street, Joseph Regenstein Library

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University of Chicago, Hull Gate

5) University of Chicago, Hull Gate

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University of Chicago

6) University of Chicago

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University of Chicago, Rosenwald Hall

7) University of Chicago, Rosenwald Hall

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University of Chicago, Rosenwald Hall

8) University of Chicago, Rosenwald Hall

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University of Chicago, Division of the Humanities

9) University of Chicago, Division of the Humanities

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59th Street, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

10) 59th Street, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

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58th Street corner with University Avenue, Oriental Institute

11) 58th Street corner with University Avenue, Oriental Institute

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56 Street corner with University Avenue, Henry Crown Field House

12) 56 Street corner with University Avenue, Henry Crown Field House

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Woodlawn Avenue, Robert A. Millikan House

13) Woodlawn Avenue, Robert A. Millikan House

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Woodlawn Avenue, Edwin Oakes Jordan House

14) Woodlawn Avenue, Edwin Oakes Jordan House

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58th Street corner with Woodlawn Avenue, Robie House

15) 58th Street corner with Woodlawn Avenue, Robie House

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