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Northerly Island, Chicago

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#22 of 31 in Parks in Chicago
Northerly Island is a 91- acre peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan at the heart of the Museum Campus. It is located just south of the Adler Planetarium and east of Soldier Field. The majority of this space is dedicated to nature! The natural area at Northerly Island features beautiful strolling paths, casual play areas and a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline. It is also home to some of the best fishing in Chicago.

During the winter and early spring (November - April), the Northerly Island field house is open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 4 pm. The rest of the year, the fieldhouse is open daily, from 9 am to 5 pm. When the field house is open, staff is available to answer questions about the island and provide information on a discovery tour.

For more information about the adjacent concert venue, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HuntingtonBankPavilion/
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  • Northerly Island is a huge open space good for concerts, biking and running. However, when there's an event, it's difficult to reach as no public transportation goes there, you must have a car and pay...  more »
  • Northerly Island, once known as Meigs Field (formerly a small airport) is a lovely place for biking or to take a walk by the lakefront. Great views of McCormick Place, Soldier's Field as well as parts...  more »
  • We saw Daughtry and Nickelback there, the weather was absolutely beautiful, very cool to see the sunset. Lots of restrooms, not too long of a wait. The sound and big screen was fabulous!! Definitely w...  more »
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  • I have only checked out the recent extension walkway, but it is a great place to take a walk and see a small area of nature in the city. Great view of the skyline as well.
  • Beautiful Park in Chicago to park and take a stroll along the lake. They are making some improvements and adding some things as the years go by. It just keeps getting better! Parking rates are VERY reasonable here compared to the rest of the city also! Take advantage of this nice area close to the Planetarium.
  • It was a nice airport and it should have stayed an airport.
  • Came and when a terrible rainstorm came through the venue didn't have any place to seek shelter or a means to get people to safety.
  • Cool venue. Great city view.
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