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Jackson Park Walk

Joe Steffen will lead a 3 hour, 4.5 mile walk through Jackson Park, the site of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, past the Museum of Science and Industry, through the Osaka Garden, past The Republic statue, to the 63rd St. Beach, and around Promontory Point, following this route. We will be visiting some of the sites described in the book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. We will walk even if it is raining, so bring an umbrella or poncho. Please do not bring your dog.

Directions: CTA: Take Bus 6 Jackson Park Express from downtown to 59th and Stony Island.
Metra: Take the Metra Electric District Line to the 59th St., Univ. of Chicago station. Go out the south station exit, and walk east to Stony Island Ave.
Driving: Take Lake Shore Drive to 57th St., and go west to Stony Island Ave. There is free street parking on 59th, 60th, and Midway Plaisance streets.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    We had a woderful day, met very nice people. Thank you joe, for organizing this.

    August 19, 2013

  • Robert F.

    Good start for our first walk.

    August 19, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    Excellent! I am so happy I attended. I learned a lot and the group was open and very communicative. Thanks Joe! Looking forward to the next outing.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Millie

    I like the scenery but it's the people who attend that make this group special.

    August 18, 2013

  • Heather

    We had a wonderful time and learned a lot.

    August 18, 2013

  • Frank

    Perfect weather, leader, route and explorers.

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • Lisa C.

      I agree Frank, the food at Solanica was great too.

      August 18, 2013

  • Robert F.

    Hands down, the best Meetup I've ever attended. Everyone was incredibly engaging and down-to-earth. I can't wait for the next one. Great job Joe.

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Been there many time, and I enjoyed it yet again!

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of nice people to walk with and an exceptional commentary by the leader made a great tour.

    August 17, 2013

  • Joanna

    Excellent

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kudos for Windy City Explorers, you Excelled again!!! Keep up the good work! :-)

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • melinny w.

    May I say wonderful again and again? I loved the history clips, especially the one about Andrew Jackson and Jackson Park. As much as we all have learned in school, Joe always comes up with new information. This walk had it all - great history, nature walking in Wooded Island and Osaka Garden, awesome weather and nice people...need I say more? This walk kept eluding me but I finally made this particular walk and it was worth the wait.

    August 17, 2013

  • Debra

    Enjoyed today's experience. Thank Joe for organizing the Jackson Park walk.

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Joanna

    As usual with you, it was a wonderful walk. Thank you, Joe, for showing us how beautiful our city is. Looking forward to our walks with you.

    August 17, 2013

  • Dion M.

    Just got here. Anyone got a location update?

    August 17, 2013

    • Lisa C.

      I'll try to catch up

      August 17, 2013

    • Dion M.

      I'm still doing the same myself

      August 17, 2013

  • Steve

    My # is[masked]-0927. Steve

    August 17, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    Made a detour... on my way back... where are you at...

    August 17, 2013

  • Steve

    On my way. Please provide phone # or check messages so I can find you. Thanks Steve

    August 17, 2013

  • Frank

    Will be late. I'll find the group!

    August 17, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Hi - I'm on the 6 bus but it arrived late. Hoping to get there by 10:15. Where will I find the group?

    August 17, 2013

    • Dion M.

      I'm with Jennifer. Won't be there till about 10:15. Can someone keep their phone close for a location update?

      August 17, 2013

  • M. C. J.

    This walk sounds great! I have read the book, '
    The Devil in the White City' a couple of times! I have n extra copy if anyone is interested! Hope to see you all on the 17th!

    August 4, 2013

    • Nosheen

      I'd love to read that book sometime! I hear its chock full of Chicago!

      1 · August 17, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    here ... found a nice shady spot to wait

    August 17, 2013

  • Tracy

    Something came up at work- so hope I can catch the next one.

    August 17, 2013

  • M. C. J.

    I RSVPd 'Yes' & I'd still like to go on the walk! It's going to have to be a last minute call though --- allergies insane tonight & breathing problems keeping me awake!

    August 17, 2013

  • Steve

    Still having knee problems.

    August 17, 2013

  • Monsae

    Hi everyone, Patricia get well soon. Looking forward to meeting everyone.I hope it's been a beautiful day for all of you.

    August 16, 2013

  • Patricia

    At home in bed sick, sick, sick. This is day 2 and it doesn't look like I will be we'll enough on Saturday morning. This was suppose to be my B-day gift to myself. Now all I want is to feel better.

    August 15, 2013

    • Patricia

      I really don't like auto correct...well, I don't think I will be well enough on Saturday.

      August 15, 2013

    • Lisa C.

      Sorry you're not feeling well... take care and a speedy recovery... :)

      August 15, 2013

  • Dorothy G.

    It seems like fun. Will be happy to join the walk while meeting new people.

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been here before, and the best part of it is Osaka Japanese Garden. I will never cease visiting this place. It is beautiful and Romantic! :-)

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Joanna

    Your timing is great, Joe. Looking forward to your walks and enjoying them a lot!

    August 9, 2013

  • Lynda

    I always want to do this one but always seems to be on a weekend with a conflict. It's the weekend of air and water show so won't be able to join you.

    1 · August 5, 2013

    • Joe S.

      There is always a lot going on in Chicago in the summer, which is why I do these walks Saturday morning so you can go to a street fair or festival in the afternoon. Since the air and water show is the same on Saturday and Sunday, you can attend my walk on Saturday and go to the show on Sunday.

      5 · August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was a good book! The story of the evil Holmes contrasted with Burnham & co building the Exposition... We will definitely be there!

    August 3, 2013

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