Near South

Located in Near South
Welcome Inn Manor

Just north of the University of Chicago and Hyde Park neighborhood and stretching along Lake Michigan, just 6 miles south of downtown Chicago. Hyde Park has that “small town” feel with the sophistication and fun of the “big city” just down the road apiece. Hyde Park has been home to more Nobel Prize winners than any U.S. community. A certain U.S citizen named Barack Obama also lived here.

Hyde Park is a magnet for moms and dads visiting students, business execs, people who want great access to Chicago’s downtown attractions and everything that’s right here in Hyde Park.

Your Hyde Park To Do List -According to Chicago Magazine here’s what you “must do” in Hyde Park:

  • The coal mine at the Museum of Science and Industry
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House
  • The new and improved bike path along Lake Michigan shoreline
  • Any of Hyde Park’s restaurants serving deep dish pizza
  • The new Checkerboard Lounge in Harper Court
  • Court Theatre
  • David & Alfred Smart Museum of Art
  • DuSable Museum of African American History
  • Experimental Station
  • Hyde Park Art Center
  • Rockefeller Memorial Chapel Music Series
  • The University of Chicago Presents (Chamber and Early Music Series)
  • This “architecturally significant” landmark district boasts buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, amazing Gothic edifices and the largest concentration of mansions in the city. Tour Wright’s Robie House, designated as “one of the top five buildings in the country.”

    World Class Learning Facilities -Hyde Park is home to the internationally esteemed University of Chicago. How esteemed is it? 69 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with the University, more than any other institution of higher learning. The University of Chicago Hospitals, the largest medical research institute in Illinois and “one of the best hospitals in the United States, (according to U.S. News and World Report) is also here.

    S. Woodlawn house Parks and Outdoor Activities -Visit stunning Osaka Garden and Promontory Point on the lake shore with breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline. Enjoy lake-front beaches, golf courses and seasonal activities that include a skating rink on the Midway and the Harper Court Farmer’s Market (June-October).