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Day Trip to the Neighborhoods

An interesting day trip to neighborhoods.  You can take any one of the 13 commuter trains outbound to a neighborhood or suburb of your choice, spend a few hours walking around, then reboard the train to the next stop.

Commuter Trains


One interesting trip would be to take the METRA Electric southbound.  You get to the train station from an entrance on Michigan Avenue - the station is below Millenium Park close to the Art Institute.
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You can ride the train south to the 59th St Station (5900 blocks south of downtown).  When you get off you are in Hyde Park and the University of Chicago.

The Oriental Institute
1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
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 Directions to the Oriental Institute

Museum of Science and Industry

Site of the 1893 World's Fair

Then you can head back to downtown, or continue south from either the 59th or 55th St Stations to Pullman.  Pete Will tell us about Pullman

After Pullman you can return to the city, or continue south to the Blue Island.  Change trains to the Rock Island Line and go north to 103rd St Station - go west to Longwood Drive and see the Irish Castle, then walk north along Longwood Drive looking at the impressive older homes.  The train stops every 1/2 mile at 103rd, 107th, 111th. You can reboard the train at any station and return downtown.