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Atlas Obscura 2017
4.21km
Underground Railroad Memorial at McDonald’s

Discover Underground Railroad Memorial at McDonald's in Maywood, Illinois: A plaque marks a former safe house on the secret route, now hidden next to a McDonald's.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.52km
Fred Hampton Pool

Discover Fred Hampton Pool in Maywood, Illinois: Named for the young Black revolutionary who was killed before getting to see a non-segregated pool in his hometown.

Audio Guide 2016
7.05km
Audio Guide
Humboldt Park
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Atlas Obscura 2017
4.54km
The Memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs

A tribute to the anarchists who were executed for their alleged roles in the 1886 bombing.

Atlas Obscura 2017
11.03km
The Mysterious Case of Chicago’s ‘Italian Bride’ Corpse

Six years after her burial, her body was in found in near-perfect condition.

Atlas Obscura 2017
10.75km
Chicago’s Historic German American Cultural Center

Here, you can take a class, browse the library, or visit the lavish lair of an international men's humor society.

Atlas Obscura 2021
11.9km
Wolf Road Prairie

Discover Wolf Road Prairie in Westchester, Illinois: One of the finest examples of a black soil prairie that was barely saved by the Great Depression.

Atlas Obscura 2017
8.69km
The World’s Fair Dinosaur at Brookfield Zoo

The fiberglass sculpture was one of Sinclair's "terrible lizards" in 1964.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.77km
Kiddieland Sign

Discover Kiddieland Sign in Melrose Park, Illinois: The sign to a demolished amusement park now stands in front of a local library.

Atlas Obscura 2019
10.03km
Laura Atwood Studio Beads & Trading Company

Discover Laura Atwood Studio Beads & Trading Company in Brookfield, Illinois: Bohemian trinkets and various artisan designs populate the shelves of this local shop.

Atlas Obscura 2017
6.11km
The World’s Largest Laundromat

Discover World's Largest Laundromat in Berwyn, Illinois: The clothes-washing king doubles as a community center with some unusual features, including an aviary filled with finches.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.87km
Park Grove Manor

Discover Park Grove Manor in Oak Park, Illinois: Pumpkin-like gargoyles and grotesques peer down from the rooftop of this unassuming apartment building in Illinois.

Atlas Obscura 2020
9.85km
Hofmann Tower

Discover Hofmann Tower in Lyons, Illinois: A source of civic pride, though the reason for its construction is unknown.

Atlas Obscura 2020
4.86km
Walt Disney’s Chicago Birthplace

Discover Walt Disney's Chicago Birthplace in Chicago, Illinois: A chance to follow in the footsteps of the word's most legendary animator.

Atlas Obscura 2016
9.83km
Former Site of Selig Polyscope Film Studios

Discover Former Site of Selig Polyscope Film Studios in Chicago, Illinois: Chicago was once a major hub of film production, but being silent film you don’t hear much about it.