Looking for things to do in Chicago during your visit? With countless parks, museums, galleries, music venues, boutiques, and so much more, you'll never be bored—no matter the season. Here are our suggestions for must-see destinations within about 1 mile of Columbia College Chicago's campus in the South Loop neighborhood in downtown Chicago.
- Our onsite art boutique where students and alums market and sell their work.
619 S. Wabash Ave.
- A world-class contemporary photography museum founded by Columbia in 1976. Free for all!
600 S. Michigan Ave.
- This initiative, launched by Columbia in 2013, brings the South Loop to life with breathtaking street art.
Michigan Avenue to State Street, Van Buren Street to Roosevelt Road
See a list of all galleries, centers, and museums on campus, and check out our .
- Consistently ranked one of the best museums in the world, the Art Institute houses more than 300,000 pieces of priceless art.
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Calder’s Flamingo - This 53-foot-tall red sculpture contrasts with surrounding Mies van der Rohe-designed buildings.
50 W. Adams St.
- The foundation offers awe-inspiring tours of the city—via foot and boat—and in-house exhibitions.
224 S. Michigan Ave.
- A landmark building with breathtaking Tiffany glass domes and free art and music events.
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago Picasso - Picasso never explained the meaning of this 50-foot-tall, 160-ton sculpture.
50 W. Washington St.
- A historic landmark venue for dance—including the Joffrey Ballet—and music, this theatre is oftentimes home to Columbia College Chicago Commencement.
50 Ida B. Wells Drive
- The home base of the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
220 S. Michigan Ave.
- Chicago’s oldest nonprofit theatre organization.
170 N. Dearborn St.
- A can’t-miss marquee marks this tourist destination and venue for music and comedy.
175 N. State St.
- Founded in 1947, this 170-seat venue features local, national, and international jazz acts.
806 S. Plymouth Court
- The Adler is America’s first planetarium, with shows in immersive domed theaters and cutting-edge exhibits.
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
- Home to Sue—the largest T. rex skeleton in the world, ancient Egyptian artifacts, rare jewels, and rotating exhibitions.
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- The Shedd features aquatic shows, hands-on exhibits, and 32,000-plus sea animals, including jellies and beluga whales.
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
- Home of Da Bears—need we say more?
1410 Museum Campus Drive
319 acres of gardens, art, sports facilities and performance venues; home to summer festivals such as Lollapalooza, the Taste of Chicago, Chicago Outdoor Film Festival, Chicago Blues Festival and many more.
Millennium Park - You'll find photogenic Cloud Gate (aka The Bean), interactive Crown Fountain, free concerts at the Pritzker Pavilion, and ice skating in the winter.
201 E. Randolph St.
Buckingham Fountain - A beaux arts-style marble fountain—one of the largest in the world—with hourly water shows.
301 S. Columbus Drive
Maggie Daley Park - This family-friendly park offers seasonal attractions, including an ice skating ribbon, climbing wall, and an enormous, whimsical playground.
337 E. Randolph St.
Grant Park Skate Park - A sprawling, world-class skate park with plenty of room for skaters and spectators.
9th Street and Columbus Drive