Fodor's Expert Review Promontory Point

Hyde Park Park/Playground

It’s tough to top the view of Chicago's skyline from the Point—a scenic, man-made peninsula, which projects into Lake Michigan. Opened in 1937 as part of Burnham Park, it's entered via a tunnel underneath Lake Shore Drive at 55th Street or the Lakefront Trail. The fawn-shape David Wallach Memorial Fountain is located near the tunnel. The park's field house is a popular wedding venue, so you may catch a glimpse of a beaming bride during your visit.

Park/Playground

Quick Facts

5491 S. Shore Dr.
Chicago, Illinois  60615, USA

312-742–5369

www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Burnham-Park

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Daily 6 am–11 pm

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