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1300 S Lake Shore Dr Chicago

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Leentje De Leeuw
Written By Leentje De Leeuw

After reporter Leentje De Leeuw interviewed a man in Chicago who was originally from her Belgian hometown of Sint-Amands, the brief encounter lingered in both their minds. They decided to stay in touch and soon fell in love. Not only had Leentje fallen in love with the man, she was also smitten with the city. In September 2014, after many transatlantic flights, Leentje moved to the Windy City. In 2015 she decided to combine her passion for the city with her experience in travel and media, and thus launched her off the beaten path walks and biking tours. As soon as Leentje became a member of the Chicago Tour Guide Professionals Association, Chica-GO was born!

Museum Campus is a 57-acre (23 ha) park that sits alongside Lake Michigan in Grant Park and is home to some of the city's most notable attractions: the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium; the Field Museum of Natural History and Soldier Field.

The Museum Campus was created to transform the vicinity of three of the city's most notable museums, along with Soldier Field stadium, into a scenic pedestrian-friendly area. The area is landscaped with greenery and flora as well as jogging paths and walkways. The drive itself is lined with a number of grand bronze monuments commemorating Kościuszko, Havliček, and Nicholas Copernicus. In celebration of the 2018 Illinois Bicentennial, the Museum Campus was selected as one of the Illinois 200 Great Places by the American Institute of Architects Illinois component (AIA Illinois). We love to take our bikes and visit the Doane Observatory, have a drink at the Galileo bar and take pictures of the beautiful Chicago skyline!

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