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Chicago, Illinois is full of hidden gems when it comes to attractions and sights. Pick your unique Chicago activities and plan an adventurous city trip to this vibrant and soulful town. Stroll to unexplored neighborhoods, listen and feel the music on every corner, get in contact with locals, and at the end of the day relax in one of Chicago’s comfortable hotels near your favorite tourist attraction. Here are a few of those hidden gems that you may not have known about.
The Fountain of Time
The massive concrete sculpture, the Fountain of Time, in Washington Park is one of the city’s less-visited sights. However, its unique design and the story behind what it represents make it an interesting attraction and a real treasure. The sculpture, created by Lorado Taft in 1922, represents humanity’s relationship with time, and you really need to see it up close to appreciate its splendor. The Chicago Lake Shore Hotel is a good choice if you are looking for a nearby place to stay. The distance is about two miles from Washington Park and the fountain. Amenities in this pet-friendly hotel near Lake Michigan include a free area shuttle, outdoor pool, and luggage storage.
Fans of the Wizard of Oz will love this unique spot in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. In Oz Park, you will find many statues of important Wizard of Oz characters like the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and of course Dorothy and Toto. Children like to play in Dorothy’s Playlot, and adults like to stroll through the Emerald Garden. There’s even a Yellow Brick Road! This park is a nice alternative to the much more often visited and highly touristic Millennium Park. The Majestic Hotel is within walking distance of Lincoln Park. This Lakeview boutique hotel offers rooms with air conditioning, satellite TV, and free Wi-Fi.
The International Museum of Surgical Science
The Gold Coast-based International Museum of Surgical Science educates its visitors about a variety of topics in the field of Western and Eastern medicine practices. Exhibitions display the art of surgical science. The Gold Coast also houses a large variety of luxurious hotels, such as the W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel. This hotel overlooks Lake Michigan, so you’ll have an excellent view during your stay. The hotel also has a restaurant, and you can end the day with a drink at the bar. The nearby Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Hotel is also a suitable accommodation option.
A New Look at Lesser Known Tourist Spots in Chicago
No matter if you are into small and uncommon museums, local music festivals, uniquely themed parks, or unseen architectural artworks. In Chicago, you will always find some undiscovered jewels that will catch your interest. Spend some days avoiding the usual tourist attractions, and you might end up being positively surprised about all that is not yet discovered by the big crowds. Book a comfortable Chicago hotel near one of your favorite attractions, and relax in style after a day of strolling on the unbeaten paths of the Windy City.