Hyde Park and Chicago

The Hyde Park Art Center celebrates it's 75th anniversary with the 75th Anniversary BBQ Block Party Bash on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (Photo by Joel Wintermantle)

Connect with our community. Fall in love with Chicago's rich culture.

Historic and happening – Hyde Park is home to President Barack Obama, the Robie House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Museum of Science and Industry, the University of Chicago, restaurants, shops, bars, and art!

About Hyde Park

Hyde Park is a unique Chicago neighborhood, located on the southside shores of Lake Michigan, it is home to a wide array of arts, culture, restaurants, and architecture. The section of Hyde Park along 53rd and 55th close to the Art Center, is a hub for the neighborhood with plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants. After visiting the Art Center, grab a coffee & sandwich downstairs at Bridgeport Coffee and take a stroll down 55th to Promontory Point for some fresh air and one of the most beautiful views of Chicago, afterwards head back down 53rd for some fresh fashion finds and general shopping in the area.

Promontory Point Park

Alfred Caldwell, a student of Jens Jensen, designed the Point featuring a raised “meadow” section in the center of the 12-acre peninsula including hundreds of flowering trees and shrubs, perfect for an afternoon lunch, evening stroll, or day time contemplation.

Robie House

Completed in 1910, the Robie House is the consummate expression of Wright’s Prairie style. As the last of Wright’s true Prairie houses, the Robie House synthesizes all of the major innovations of Wright’s design philosophy.



Litehouse Whole Food Grill • The Promontory  • Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe • Currency Exchange Cafe

Neighborhood Tours

Hyde Park Chicago-Tours • Chicago Architecture Foundation – Hyde Park


Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts • Museum of Science & Industry • Renaissance Society • Blanc Chicago Art Gallery • Gallery Guichard 


Jackson Park • Nichols Park


Court Theatre • Hyde Park School of Dance • Obama Kissing Rock • 57th Street Books • Experimental Station • Hyde Park Records

About Chicago

The City of Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is known for it’s large arts and cultural scene with hubs all over the city contributing the rich landscape of creativity. Spend your days with the Art Center on the southside, supporting local musicians at one the thousands of shows happening each month, lounging on the beach at Lake Michigan, or shopping the boutiques with one of Chicago’s top designers.

Millenium Park


Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.

Lakefront Trail


One of Chicago’s most beautiful assets, its expansive shoreline, is on display in its full glory from the Lakefront Trail.

An impressive 18-mile-long stretch, Chicago’s Lakefront Trail is a paved path that extends from Ardmore Street (5800 N. Sheridan Road) on the North Side to 71st Street (7100 S. South Shore Drive) on the South Side.