Grant's Tomb is a mausoleum containing the bodies of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), an American Civil War General and the 18th President of the United States, and his wife, Julia Dent Grant (1826-1902).
Nearly 40 years after Chinatown's only public park was demolished to make way for the Dan Ryan Expressway, the South Side neighborhood celebrated the dedication of a new five-acre jewel on the Chicago River in 1999 - Ping Tom Memorial Park. With a new pagoda-styled pavilion, this riverfront park has become a community center.
The Chicago Athenaeum's International Sculpture Park is situated on 20 acres of meadow, forest, and natural prairie and is located one hour from downtown Chicago and five minutes from the Museum's new satellite facility in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the nations oldest zoos, founded in 1868 when the Lincoln Park Commissioners were given a gift of a pair of swans. They became the first occupants of the zoo. In 1874, the swans were joined by a bear cub, the first animal purchased for the zoo. The bear became quite adept at escaping from its home and could frequently be found roaming Lincoln Park at night. The fi...
The Chicago Motor Speedway at Sportsman's Park located in Cicero, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, was built in 1999 by a group including Chip Ganassi, owner of Chip Ganassi Racing. In 2002 the 1.029-mile (1.656 km) oval shaped track suspended operations due to financial conditions in the motorsports industry. The track was also the site of horse races, when the track was called "Sportsm...
The International Amphitheatre was an indoor arena, located in Chicago, Illinois, between 1934 and 1999.
The arena, which seated 9,000, was the first home of the Chicago Packers of the NBA during 1961-62, before changing their name to the Chicago Zephyrs and moving to the Chicago Coliseum for their second season. It was also the home of the Chicago Bulls during their inaugural...
Image overlay of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago's Jackson Park. Includes information on the only surviving building from the 1893 Exposition: the modern-day Museum of Science and Industry.
Map of 1893 Chicago World's Fair overlay. Shows location of original buildings relative to today's park, including the science museum (only original structure remaining). World's fair regaining attention because of best selling book, "Devil in the White City".
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