Museum and Lakefront Walking Tour

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Chicago, Illinois

Museum and Lakefront Walking Tour is a 2.2 mile out and back trail located near Chicago, Illinois that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 42 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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beach

lake

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World-class museums, artwork and a beach Chicago's Museum Campus was created in 1998 when the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive were re-routed slightly west to make it possible to link three of Chicago's world-class museums-the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium-in a 57-acre lakefront park located at the south end of the Monroe Street Harbor. Obviously, the museums are the big draw here. It's possible to spend several hours (or more) in each. But it's also possible to spend several hours strolling around this green space, enjoying the city views, watching the sailboats on Lake Michigan and admiring the outdoor sculptures that dot the area.

hiking
4 months ago

Super easy. Nice walk by the water with good views of the city.

walking
11 months ago

Great area around awesome museums and along the lakefront. Nice views of the city.

hiking
Sat Jun 01 2019

Nice easy trail with good views of city

hiking
Thu May 02 2019

This is a paved trail that offers stunning view of the Chicago Skyline and Lake Michigan. From the museum campus, you could walk northbound towards Navy Pier, stay there where there are lots of things to do and eat. This is a nice walk in the morning or at dusk during summertime where the heat could easily be draining. You could see Buckingham Fountain across the street along Lakeshore Drive and offers pretty lightshow from mid April through mid Oct. There’s some trees along the trail where you could relax and picnic if you get worn out however there’s some stretches where there’s none. This is a busy trail with joggers, skaters and bikers.

hiking
no shade
Sat Apr 06 2019

Nice little walkabout in the city

walking
Fri Nov 02 2018

Good outdoor space for going museum-to-museum/etc with city skyline views and the lake!

Sun Sep 02 2018

Nice view on the City

Fri Aug 17 2018

Beautiful views of Lake Michigan!

Sun Mar 26 2017

My favorite route to walk and/or jog. I prefer to take this route when there aren't too many people. Otherwise, great for a solo trip or with friends and family!

walking
Mon Aug 22 2016

An urban trail, nice views of the lake and the museum grounds

walking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

road biking
9 months ago

walking
10 months ago

road biking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

running
Fri May 10 2019

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Tue Apr 16 2019

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Wed Oct 17 2018

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