Chicago is one of the world's greatest cities. In Chicago, you can experience everything from standing at the top of one of the nation's tallest skyscrapers to spending a night in a club where you can listen to legendary blues musicians. Here, you can sample the culture and cuisine of the world. Chicago museums boast priceless art, ancient artifacts, towering dinosaur skeletons and even a year-round butterfly haven. This city is also home to hundreds of cultural and musical attractions, with theaters, concerts, comedy clubs and festivals offering something for everyone.

Parks & Playgrounds in Hyde Park

Of the 30 parks surrounding the Hyde Park area, nine are easily accessible from the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. These parks are located within residential areas and are maintained by the Chicago Park District.

The playgrounds were created for children of any age. When a park does not have a playground, it will have open fields and park benches.

For information parks in the area, visit:

Chicago Park District

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference

Discover Hyde Park Attractions

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Museum of Science and Industry

At this landmark museum, you can digitally navigate through a large-scale 3D animation of the human heart, watch baby chicks hatch from their eggs, tour a coal mine and view a breathtaking IMAX film.

DuSable Museum of African American History

Located across the street from the University of Chicago Medicine campus, this popular museum is devoted to preserving and interpreting the historical achievements and experiences of African-Americans.

Smart Museum of Art

Features a collection that spans five centuries of fine art

The Oriental Institute

World-famous collection of antiquities

The Renaissance Society

University of Chicago Presents

Features chamber music performed by artists from around the world

Rockefeller Chapel Events

This architectural masterpiece is a spectacular venue for concerts, theater and lectures by internationally known speakers.

Hyde Park Art Center and Horwich Gallery

The Court Theatre

Acclaimed professional theater, featuring classical plays and musical theater productions

DOC Films

On-campus movie theater that screens a wide variety of films, including independent and foreign films, classics and recent box-office hits

The Frank Lloyd Wright/Frederick C. Robie House

Designed in 1909, the Prairie-style Robie House is considered one of Wright's finest achievements.

Garden of the Phoenix

Located in Jackson Park, this garden features traditional Japanese elements such as an arching moon bridge, peaceful lagoons, colorful flowers and lush plants and trees.

Hyde Park Playgrounds