are some web sites to acquaint you with the area immediately around
Municipal Web Sites
Community Based Web Sites
and Travel Web Sites
& Michigan Canal
Visitor center, events, map and other information about the Canal
& Michigan Canal Virtual Tour
- video footage, historical pictures.
Located at 500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet)
Entertainment facility for motor sports, concerts, and
Canal Visitor Center at the Gaylord Building Historic Site
History exhibits, tours, and events at a National Trust Historic
19th century museum village with restored buildings,
artifacts, and costumed guides.
Considered one of the most beautiful spots in the Midwest,
the riverwalk includes bridges, fountains, and landscaping.
Miss green trees and shrubs. This is the place to visit!
Destinations and Web Sites
Lewis University is fortunate
to be located close to the resources of a thriving metropolis,
You can explore Chicago by Internet even before you travel
these web sites:
of Chicago - art, architecture, festivals, museums,
parades, restaurants, theaters.
Chamber of Commerce
Tribune - weather, traffic, news, events
Chicago Public Library - history, symbols, sites
A-Z, facts about Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago
at Michigan and Adams)
One of the world’s greatest art collections, including more French
impressionist paintings than in the Paris Louvre. Special
exhibits change daily.
Museum of Natural History
(Located at 1400 S. Lakeshore Drive)
A world-class collection of biological and anthropological exhibits,
including the skeleton of a T.rex dinosaur named Sue.
Museum of African American History
(Located at 740 E. 56th Place)
The history of African Americans in America is shown and their
contributions to culture, art and technology.
of Science and Industry
(Located at 57th Street & Lake Shore Drive)
This is a very entertaining place with automated exhibits,
displays of antique airplanes, a theatre, spacecrafts, coal
equipment, and a German submarine
(Located at 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive)
Special astronomy shows throughout the year.
- John G. Shedd Aquarium
(Located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive)
A variety of fish, an Oceanarium, marine mammal show, and coral reef
exhibit. There is a boat dock next to the Aquarium for sight-seeing
in the summer.
Parks, gardens, shops, museums, restaurants, and entertainment.
- Chicago Botanic Garden
(Located at 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe) Spectacular gardens
on 385 acres.
University and College Websites
We are fortunate to be in a location with so many excellent
universities and colleges nearby. All
these institutions offer a wealth of activities and events, including
theater, arts events, international students' clubs activities.
These are usually of low cost and high quality, and allow
Lewis students to learn about the larger higher-education community. Explore
some of the following web sites: