|Subject: Re: visit to Chicago|
Museums include the Terra museum of American Art, The Field museum with great dinosaurs and other cultural anthropology. If you go to Hyde Park (see below), go to the Field Museum. There are also many wonderful galleries along N. Michigan Avenue.
Some other things that you might want to do:
The Univerisity of Chicago is a beautiful campus. See Rockefeller Chapel and other distinguished building. Hyde Park is a vibrant, interesting neighborhood. If you like bookstores, one of the best is there--The seminary coop. Best to go in the daytime.
If you have a car, drive the North Shore along Lake Shore Drive to Sheridan Avenue and just keep going. Many beautiful homes and see the Bahai Temple. I believe that it is open at all times. Especially nice in the fall.
For ethnic neighborhoods, go to Rogers Park and stroll Devon Avenue between California and Western Avenues. You will see Orthodox Jews, Indians, Pakistanis, Russians, etc., and restaurants and stores that cater to them. Great Indian food can be found there.
Lincoln Park is also a very nice, interesting area. Great harbor, zoo, gay and yuppie area.
If you can get tickets, take in a Cubs game. Wrigley field is one of Chicago's icons.
Oak Park was the home of Frank Lloyd Wright. His home and studio are located there as well as many other of his buildings including the Unity Temple. There are self guided tours by casssette of the area, and Oak Park is a lovely suburb.
I would like to also encourage tours from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. These can be by foot or boat.
Lots of good theatre and the fall season should be in full bloom by then.
Chicago is a great city. Have a wonderful time.
Michele Missner Appleton, Wi.