Chicago - Pilsen & Near South Side (PDF Chapter)
This is the Pilsen & Near South Side chapter from Lonely Planet’s Chicago guidebook.
The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium cluster at lakefront Museum Campus. Peaceful 12th Street Beach and hilly Northerly Island offer refuges to ditch the crowds. West is Pilsen, where Mexican culture mixes with Chicago’s bohemian underground.
- size up Sue the T-rex, the towering totem poles and magnificent mummies at the Field Museum of Natural History, one of the world’s foremost scientific research institutions
- admire psychedelic paintings, polished altars and colorful folk art at the National Museum of Mexican Art, the nation’s largest Latinx arts center
- nibble chestnut cakes and almond cookies in Chinatown’s bakeries, and shop for trinkets and unusual food items in its shops
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.
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