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South Shore Cultural Center

  • 7059 S. Shore Dr. Map It
  • Hyde Park
  • Building/Architectural Site

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this opulent clubhouse on Lake Michigan is one of the last remaining Mediterranean resort–style buildings in the Midwest. The posh country club looks like something out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. It boasts tennis courts, meeting rooms, horse stables, a 9-hole golf course, beach, and an art gallery. With magnificent crystal chandeliers, balconies, pillars, and a vaulted ceiling, its ballrooms and grand lobby wow visitors, including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, who chose the center for their wedding reception. Referred to by many as the "Gem of the Southside," it is also the home of the South Shore Cultural School of the Arts.

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7059 S. Shore Dr., Chicago, Illinois, 60649, USA

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  • Free
  • Weekdays 9–6, Sat. 9–5


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