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Northerly Island, Chicago

(2.6/5 based on 100 reviews on the web)
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  • For the view, Northerly Island is spectacular. It is sandwiched in between Lake Michigan and the skyline of downtown Chicago. However, parking is tough and you may find yourself walking a ways to get ...  more »
  • In December, we saw only 2 other people on this refreshing hike south of museum campus. Great chance to get away from the bustle of Christmas shoppers. Parts of the walk were closed for repair. 
  • My wife and I went to a concert here, 3rd eye blind. We really only knew one or two songs, but it was something to do. Horrible weather, was rainy. This honestly was one of my favorite parts of the tr...  more »
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  • US Army Corps of Engineers is dragging butt in doing necessary repairs. Walks here always remind me of smelt and perch fishing nearby with my dad, years ago. Post construction erosion lessons are being learned about the power of nature. I hope that the opportunity to make something of the old terminal isn't lost. Directly south of the old McCormick place is an area of return to nature. Perhaps there can be thoughts about getting rid of that box.
  • Northerly Island has one of the best views of the Chicago skyline. There is a prairie restoration with walkpaths that is amazing. You can relax and have a quiet interaction with nature here. There is pay parking. Spend your lunch hour here and reenergize!
  • A great place right in the city that feels as though you're miles away from it. The views of the lake and skyline can be spectacular, and because it's hidden away next to the museum campus, it's not terribly busy. This makes for a great place to escape, even if for a short period of time.
  • I still think it was better as an airport. A hybrid plan just makes everyone happy and fills the old terminal building, ATC tower, and Fire House, and I would think it would bring revenue because if airlines move in, people go to the airport to fly out, and people fly their planes in here, and the landing fees generate revenue. The island would need to be expanded a bit to the west(?) to accommodate a runway, due to the concert center. And taxiways could be limited to a small area to the south(?) of the tower and terminal. This leaves room for a park around the concert center.
  • This is a fun outdoor concert venue. Most concerts here are general admission, but on occasion folding chairs are set up. Food and drinks are average (and pricy). VIP probably isn't worth the money, but there isn't a bad seat in the house. Considering it's an outdoor venue, there are always nice and clean mobile restrooms.