Often referred to as the South Loop, the Near South Side, Community Area #33 contains much of the neighborhood known as the South Loop and additional areas including Central Station, the Prairie Avenue Historic District and Motor Row District. Together, these neighborhoods offer up amongst the greatest collection of buildings for Chicago architecture fans. The most well known of the buildings are regularly presumed to sit within Chicago’s Loop, though they are all comfortably in the confines of the Near South Side such as Soldier Field and the monumental civic works that are the buildings of the Museum Campus, the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planaterium. It is home to the oldest home in Chicago, the Clarke House, and to surviving reminders of the time when the city’s most famous and wealthy citizens lived along and around Prairie Avenue. There are remnants of Chicago’s Musical past and the historic Motor Row District on South Michigan.
Part of Chicago’s Bike to Work Week. Join us for a FREE 2-hour bike tour of the South Loop and the Near South Side, including the Museum Campus and Northerly Island.
Register for the Near South Side Bike Tour here: