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Colleges and Universities
The University of Chicago is an urban research university in the heart of Hyde Park that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to rigorous inquiry and intellectual freedom has led to new schools of thought and a transformative education for students, and laid the groundwork for breakthroughs across the sciences, medicine, economics, law, business, history, culture, the arts, and humanistic inquiry. The Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center has partnered with the University of Chicago to offer a special discounted rate to all visitors. Subject to availability. Enter code CR58415 in the Corporate Code field when making a reservation online.
Chicago State University
Chicago State University is where excellence abounds. Together our community welcomes and cultivates a diverse population filled with ardent ambition and bold dreams. CSU is where challenges become the catalysts for change and where adversity transforms into achievement. We are proud to support the dedicated scholars of today on their journey to becoming the change-makers and leaders of tomorrow.
Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies at Northeastern Illinois University
The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) is located in Chicago's historic Bronzeville neighborhood. Established in 1966, CCICS is recognized worldwide as an African-centered institution of higher learning that maintains a scholar-activist tradition and a warm, caring educational climate. The Bachelor of Arts in Inner City Studies and the Master of Arts in Urban Community Studies prepares students to work as professionals in a multiplicity of inner-city agencies, institutions, and organizations, both public and private.
Kennedy-King College in Englewood includes the Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute, Sikia and Parrot Cage restaurants, Dawson Technical Institute and the WKKC radio station. Its industry focus is culinary arts and hospitality as well as construction technology.
Olive Harvey College
Olive-Harvey College is the city’s premier institution and Center of Excellence in Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) – one of the region’s fastest growing industry segments. The curriculum’s focus on key modes of transportation such as air, rail and road.
University of Chicago Medical Center
A world class research institute located in heart of Hyde Park, encompasses Comer Children's Hospital, Bernard A Mitchell Hospital, Chicago Lying in Hospital and the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine as well as the Center for Care and Discovery and the new Trauma Center. The Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center has partnered with the University of Chicago Medicine to offer a special discounted rate to all medical visitors. Subject to availability. Enter code CR58414 in the Corporate Code field when making a reservation online.
La Rabida Children’s Hospital
La Rabida is a place unlike any other. We’re dedicated to improving the lives of our patients who live with complex conditions, disabilities or chronic illness. With teams of the best healthcare providers in Chicago, we give continuous, comprehensive care, education and support, helping families face their unique obstacles head on.
Comer Children’s Hospital
Bringing Research to Reality Comer Children's is advancing the forefront of kids' health. Our pediatric specialists are committed to offering every child the latest treatments and clinical breakthroughs. Because we believe kids of all ages should be able to grow up to be healthy, happy and strong.
Advocate Trinity Hospital
Advocate Health Care is a faith-based nonprofit health system in Illinois. We’re dedicated to changing patient expectations by giving them easy access to all they need to stay well, live well and achieve outstanding treatment outcomes.
Provident Hospital of Cook County
Provident Hospital of Cook County provides a wide array of health care services to the residents of Cook County, particularly residents in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood and on the South Side of Chicago; accredited by The Joint Commission and featuring a Regional Health Care Center that offers same day surgery, comprehensive diagnostic imaging service, cardiac diagnostics, laboratory services and rehabilitative services, as well as 16 medical specialties.
Local Food + Drink
Mesler Kitchen | Bar | Lounge
Mesler is a full-service Chicago restaurant, bar, and lounge that is artfully composed with a contemporary library offering brunch, lunch, and dinner daily with morning and evening room service.
Ja' Grill Hyde Park invites you to experience the Islands right here in Chicago. Serving "Authentic Jamaican Cuisine.
This modern hearth cooking prepares contemporary American cuisine with a wood-fired oven.
Stationed in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Virtue is a Southern American restaurant that leads with a culture of hospitality & kindness in a warm, honest & thoughtful space with unpretentious service and timing while providing great value.
Chicago’s most treasured authentic Chinese cuisine with expertly-prepared Cantonese specialties.
Family-owned Italian restaurant serving thin-crust pies, Italian sandwiches, wraps, pastas & salads made from scratch with the freshest ingredients in a casual setting.
The Museum of Science and Industry
Bringing science to life for all ages through interactive and award-winning exhibits, The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago—one of the largest science museums in the world—is home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.
The DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum of African American History is a Chicago community institution and the first non-profit Museum dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation, study and the dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and African Americans. The DuSable Museum is proud of its diverse holdings that number more than 15,000 pieces and include paintings, sculpture, print works and historical memorabilia.
The Smart Museum of Art
The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago is a site for rigorous inquiry and exchange that encourages the examination of complex issues through the lens of art objects and artistic practice. Through strong community and scholarly partnerships, the Museum incorporates diverse ideas, identities, and experiences into its exhibitions and collections, academic inquiry, and public programming.
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has become a global leader for research on the world’s earliest civilizations, conducting archaeological expeditions and fieldwork at sites across the Middle East, as well as cultural, historical, and linguistic research, pioneering the most advanced techniques for both excavation and scholarship.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Frederick C. Robie House
Situated on the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park, Chicago, discover the house Frank Lloyd Wright described as “a cornerstone of modern architecture” on guided tours that take in both the exterior and interior of the building. Inspired by the expansive landscape of the Midwest prairie, Wright’s Robie House is the most famous of the architect’s groundbreaking Prairie houses. Completed in 1910, the house is recognized today as one of the most important buildings of the 20th century.
Listed on The National Register of Historic Places, Harper Theater first opened in 1913. Redeveloped in 2011, Harper Theater now serves as the community’s premier movie theater with 4 wide-screen theaters, bar, and snacks available at the concession stand.
Seven Ten Social
Old fashioned bowling alley, billiards bar, and American Eats in a casual art deco setting.
Court Theatre is the professional theatre of the University of Chicago, dedicated to innovation, inquiry, intellectual engagement, and community service. Our theatre revives lost masterpieces; illuminates familiar texts; explores the African American theatrical canon; and discovers fresh, modern classics.
The Revival Comedy Club
Improvisational theater was born on the corner of 55th Street and University Avenue. In 2015, improv theater returned to its birthplace on the corner of 55th Street and University Ave. in Hyde Park exactly 60 years after it first appeared.
Inspired by the fire pit council rings at Promontory Point, this neighborhood destination live entertainment venue and events space honors Hyde Park’s musical legacy and community spirit. With its modern design, crisp acoustics, and exciting music programming, The Promontory is dedicated to celebrating the eras when spacious ballrooms and jumping jazz clubs made Chicago’s South Side the capital of American music.
Special Event Venues
The David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago
The David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago is a striking new facility designed to convene scholars, researchers, and dignitaries from around the world for intellectual engagement and the pursuit of knowledge and understanding. Its over 36,000 square feet of flexible event spaces, which can accommodate formal and informal gatherings of 75 to over 600 people, will also be a resource for the community and institutions across Chicago.
The Penthouse Hyde Park
A rooftop ballroom and open-air terrace, The Penthouse Hyde Park offers Art Deco-inspired design with expansive views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. Sleek, sophisticated, and simple, our venue acts as a blank slate to make your dream event come to life. Whether you’re planning a seated reception for 150 with dinner and dancing or a cocktail-style gala for 250, The Penthouse Hyde Park provides the perfect setting.
South Shore Cultural Center
The South Shore Cultural Center is a cultural facility that has been recognized as a Chicago Landmark and is listed on the National Register, with 70.84 acres of magnificent country club-like settings. Perfect for weddings and special events, this facility features a solarium, formal dining hall and the Paul Robeson Theater. The park includes a nature sanctuary, butterfly garden, nine-hole golf course, beach, and open spaces for picnics and walks.
Bridgeport Art Center
The Bridgeport Art Center is your premier event center in Chicago. Whether your wedding or corporate event is hosted in the Skyline Loft with sweeping skyline views, or in our beautiful ground floor Sculpture Garden event space, you will find it’s Chicago’s hottest space now.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts features eleven stories and 184,000 square feet of mixed-use space, advancing arts practice, inquiry, and presentation at the University of Chicago. A wide range of facilities and resources are available to support the work of UChicago faculty, students, visiting artists and scholars, arts organizations, and community partners.
At Marshalls Hyde Park, you’ll discover an amazing selection of high-quality, brand name and designer merchandise at prices that thrill across fashion, home, beauty and more. Located on the second floor above PNC Bank.
Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, wine, bakery & café with fresh salad bar, paleo-friendly, vegan, vegetarian and special diet options. Baked goods, fresh salads, flowers, coffee and more.
Harper Court Shopping Center
Located in the heart of Hyde Park, this outdoor shopping center includes Ulta Beauty, AT&T, LA Fitness, DTLR, Surri Design, The Silver Room, Starbucks and a dozen fast casual eateries to choose from including Chipotle, Roti Mediterranean, Sweetgreen, and President Obama’s favorite: Valois.
Hyde Park Shopping Center
Located at the southwest corner of S. Lake Park Ave. and E. 55th St., this outdoor shopping center includes Office Depot, Walgreens, Ace Hardware, USPS, Toys et Cetera, Trader Joes, and 4 great restaurants including Ascione Bistro, La Petite Folie, Bonjour Café Bakery, and Potbelly.
Kimbark Plaza Shopping Center
Outdoor neighborhood shopping mall complete with Target, CVS, Hyde Park Produce, Pearl Vision, Chase Bank, Kimbark Beverage Shoppe, and a couple restaurants including Cedar’s Mediterranean, Leona’s Pizzeria, and Chicago’s famous Harold’s Chicken.
Gerald Ratner Athletic Center
Located at the southwest corner of Ellis Avenue and 55th Street, the Ratner Center serves as the home of the University of Chicago basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and swimming & diving teams. The facility 150,000 square-foot facility features a 1,658-seat competition gymnasium; the 50-meter x 25-yard Myers-McLoraine Swimming Pool; the Bernard DelGiorno Fitness Center with cardiovascular exercise equipment, selectorized weightlifting machines, and free weights; a multipurpose dance studio; competition and auxiliary gymnasia, plus classroom and meeting room space.
Track and Field Center at Gately Park
The Track & Field Center at Gately Park is a world-class track and field facility located in the Pullman community of Chicago. The 139,000-square foot facility has a seating capacity of 3,500 and features a hydraulically banked 200-meter track, a 4,000-square foot curtained warm-up area, eight sprint lanes, two long and triple jump runways and pits, pole-vault runway and pads, a high jump area, discus area, and scoreboard.
XS Tennis and Education Foundation
XS Tennis is the third largest indoor and outdoor tennis facility in the United States, and the first of its kind on the south side of Chicago. The XSTEF facility has 12 consecutive indoor courts, the longest stretch of courts in the world, along with 15 outdoor courts, including 4 clay courts. The facility is equipped with a 10,000 sq ft fitness center, designed to optimize the sports performance of our youth, while also possessing three academic classrooms to enable our youth to thrive academically in addition to their on-court success.
MetroSquash is an 501(c)(3) out-of-school time and college success program that utilizes a long-term and holistic model to serve Chicagoland public school students with demonstrated need. The program is comprised of four essential youth-development pillars: squash & fitness (physical), academics & enrichment (academic), social work & supportive services (emotional), and college & careers (professional). The Hussain MetroSquash Center is Chicago’s largest squash facility and features 7 singles squash courts, 1 doubles squash court, 4 classrooms, office space, and a social work office.
The CSO Sports Multiplex’s mission is to provide safe, impactful sport & fitness specific training for youth, young to middle-aged adults, and seniors. Our state-of-the-art facility provides a counternarrative to sports that stresses academic excellence and encourages the expectation to excel in both the classroom as well as the athletic arena. The facility was founded to allow individuals to play, practice, train, and participate in fitness classes, wellness sessions, and water programs utilizing one of the largest therapeutic pools in the city.