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New Meetup: Graceland Cemetery - Not a Tour, Just a Walk!

From: Joe S.
Sent on: Sunday, September 27, 2009 8:40 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Windy City Explorers!

What: Graceland Cemetery - Not a Tour, Just a Walk!

When: October 24,[masked]:00 AM

Graceland Cemetery
4001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613

Mona will be leading a 3-mile (more or less) walk through Graceland Cemetery. This will be a different from previous Windy City Explorer walks in that it will not be a guided tour of any kind, but just a walk for exercise. However, she encourages you to take a look at Graceland's website and bring with you any maps of historical graves that you want, and any information that you would like to share with the rest of the group. The website is: If you would like to stop at any specific historical graves, we can certainly do so. But come prepared to walk steadily for about 3 miles just in case! The cemetery is almost like a park and it makes for an ideal walking area: all flat terrain, with minimal car traffic. Because does not include Graceland Cemetery paths, the route cannot be provided here.

There's limited free parking available just inside the entrance to Graceland at the corner of W. Irving Park Rd. and N. Clark St., and some street parking available near the entrance as well.

Driving directions: From I-94, east on Irving Park Road 3.5 miles to the entrance at N. Clark St.
From Lake Shore Drive, west on Irving Park Road 1.25 miles to the entrance at N. Clark St.

Public Transportation: Take the CTA Red line to Sheridan. Walk 1/2 mile west along Irving Park Road to the entrance at N. Clark St. Check for other train and bus options.

Email Mona with any questions about this walk.
Check this website about an hour before the walk for possible weather cancellation.

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