[Chicago] Suggestions for things to see in Chicago

Michael Tobis mtobis at gmail.com
Wed May 30 15:54:26 CEST 2007

There are several excellent used bookstores on 57th street between the
train station and the campus, as well as many other interesting

Maybe we should make a Chicago for nerds wiki and go to town on this...

Anyway, if you have only a day or two in Chicago, you probably should
pass up Hyde Park (unless you actually have a meeting with John Hunter
or Dave Beazley or Ted or someone else) and the Leaning Tower of Niles
as well (sigh).

Here's some pictures I took around Hyde Park in case anybody is interested


On 5/30/07, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:
> On 5/29/07, Ted Pollari <tcp at mac.com> wrote:
> > Our group is at the University of Chicago and we use python for many
> > data related tasks, but as of yet, we have no experience with it in
> > teaching situations.
> >
> > If you're looking to head to the UofC, be advised that the UofC is
> > out of the way when it comes to Chicago geography and public
> > transportation -- it's not especially near any of the elevated train
> > lines and is most easily accessed by car/taxi or bus from downtown
> > (we're about 7 miles (~11-12km) south of downtown).
> UofC is in Hyde Park, and if you take the red line to 55th Street you
> can catch the 55th street bus to it, but the Southside bus service
> sucks. They're usually late. Catch an express bus from downtown.
> Do a search on Hyde Park for interesting things to do. If you like
> museums, the Museum of Science and Industry is down there. I think the
> Oriental Institute is also there.
> I'm going to see Arcadia at the Court Theatre next week, so I know the
> Court Theatre is there.
> There's an interesting used bookstore, can't remember details. I can
> ask my bookstore friend if you're interested.
> Which neighborhood are you staying in?
> --
> sheila
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