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Northerly Island, Chicago

2.8
#22 of 44 in Parks in Chicago
Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Northerly Island is a 91-acre (37 ha) man-made peninsula along Chicago's Lake Michigan lakefront. The site of the Adler Planetarium, Northerly Island connects to the mainland through a narrow isthmus along Solidarity Drive. This street is dominated by Neoclassical sculptures of Tadeusz Kościuszko, Karel Havlíček Borovský and Copernicus. With the demolition of Meigs Field Airport, Northerly Island is now a part of the Museum Campus and has been converted into parkland. A semi-temporary concert venue, the Huntington Bank Pavilion, occupies part of the site of the former airport.
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  • Many know that the area used to be an airport and is now a park with a concert venue. But did you know that you can hike and bike and, oh my, camp!!! I just did a training at the park. It was...  more »
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  • A great place in the city to get away from the city. Other than the occasion helicopter there is no noise pollution.
  • One of the best places to see a show in Chicago. Great security team at this venue.

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