City Walks: Chicago: 50 Adventures On Foot by Christina Henry de Tessan
By Christina Henry de Tessan
The right bring-along accent for exploring Chicago like a native.
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They are sure to intrigue and delight kids and adults alike. Bus: 6, 12, 14, 146. El: Roosevelt (Green, Orange lines). Begin at Roosevelt Road and Columbus Drive. Walking toward the lake, descend the wide pedestrian walkway at the northeast corner of the intersection, next to the statue of Columbus. Go through the underpass, turning left in the direction of Shedd Aquarium (1). The world’s largest indoor aquarium also includes an oceanarium, with beluga whales among its many impressive exhibits.
Madison Street and left on S. Dearborn Street to cross through the plaza (6) south of the First National Bank of Chicago, a relatively new building with a curved façade. Turn left on N. Clark Street, right onto W. Monroe Drive, and south on N. Franklin Street to get to the Sears Tower (7; 233 S. Wacker Drive). Continue on to Walk 8 or end here. 8 THE LOOP ARCHITECTURAL WALK I This tour of the architectural highlights of the Loop is a continuation of Walk 7. Bus: 134, 135, 136. El: Quincy (Brown, Orange lines).
The Chicago History Museum (1), located on the northeast corner of this intersection, showcases exhibits focusing on Chicago and Illinois history. The Big Shoulders Café inside is an attractive place to grab a bite. Head north one block, and turn left onto W. Eugenie Street. On this quiet street, the historic homes at #164–172 (2) are noteworthy for their elaborate Queen Anne façades. Crilly Court (3) is a pretty side street—the names above the doorways are those of the architect’s children. Continue west on Eugenie as far as St.