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Directions To The Oriental Institute

The Oriental Institute is located on the campus of the University of Chicago, in the southside Chicago community of Hyde Park, at 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Please note that between June 18, 2013 and June 2014 58th street will be closed; the main museum entrance will still be accessible.

Alternate pedestrian paths will be marked with signage – please follow the link for more information about the 58th street project and additional travel information: http://tinyurl.com/OI1155

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Via Lake Shore Drive

  1. Take Lake Shore Drive south, from downtown Chicago, to the 57th Street exit (at the Museum of Science and Industry).
  2. Turn right and follow 57th Street as it curves around the Museum of Science and Industry.
  3. Continue about 1/4 mile and take the right fork onto the Midway Plaissance.
  4. Drive west on the Midway Plaissance about 1/2 mile to Woodlawn Avenue (the stoplight), and turn right.
  5. Turn left onto 59th Street.
  6. Continue one block to University Avenue, and turn right.
  7. The Oriental Institute is at the corner of 58th and University Avenue.
  8. See Parking Recommendations.

Via I-55 (Stevenson Expressway)

  1. Take I-55 east until it ends at Lake Michigan, exiting on Lake Shore Drive south.
  2. Take Lake Shore Drive south, from downtown Chicago, to the 57th Street exit (at the Museum of Science and Industry).
  3. Turn right and follow 57th Street as it curves around the Museum of Science and Industry.
  4. Continue about 1/4 mile and take the right fork onto the Midway Plaissance.
  5. Drive west on the Midway Plaissance about 1/2 mile to Woodlawn Avenue (the stoplight), and turn right.
  6. Turn left onto 59th Street.
  7. Continue one block to University Avenue, and turn right.
  8. The Oriental Institute is at the corner of 58th and University Avenue.
  9. See Parking Recommendations.

Via I-94 (Dan Ryan Expressway)

  1. Take I-94 south from downtown, or north from Indiana, to the Garfield Blvd. (55th Street) exit.
  2. Drive east on Garfield Blvd. through Washington Park, where Garfield Blvd. becomes 55th Street.
  3. Continue east along 55th Street to Woodlawn Avenue, and turn right.
  4. Drive south on Woodlawn Avenue to 59th Street, and turn right.
  5. Continue one block to University Avenue, and turn right.
  6. The Oriental Institute is at the corner of 58th and University Avenue.
  7. See Parking Recommendations.

Via Chicago Skyway:

  1. Take the Chicago Skyway north to the Stony Island exit, and continue north.
  2. After 60th Street, turn left onto a divided boulevard, the Midway Plaissance.
  3. At Woodlawn Avenue (the second stoplight), turn right.
  4. Drive one block north on Woodlawn Avenue to 59th Street and turn left.
  5. Continue one block to University Avenue, and turn right.
  6. The Oriental Institute is at the corner of 58th and University Avenue.
  7. See Parking Recommendations.

Parking Recommendations:

  1. There is a 3-story Public Parking garage on 55th Street (Garfield Blvd.) at Ellis Ave. (stop light). This garage is free on weekends (parking costs run from 8:00am to 4:00pm weekdays).
  2. Street parking is difficult to find around campus during regular University operating hours.

Via CTA Train/Bus From O’Hare Airport

  1. From inside O’Hare Airport, follow the signs “Trains To City”.
  2. Purchase a train ticket With A Transfer for the CTA bus.
  3. Exit the train at either the Washington, Monroe, or Jackson Street stations in downtown Chicago, and proceed up to street level on Dearborn Street.
  4. Walk one block east to State Street.
  5. Take the Jackson Park Express CTA bus (Number 6) south to Hyde Park, which is on the south side of Chicago.
  6. Get off the bus at 57th Street, adjacent to the Museum of Science and Industry.
  7. Walk west on 57th Street for nine blocks to University Avenue.
  8. Turn left, and walk one block to 58th Street.
  9. The Institute is on the southeast corner, 1155 East 58th Street.

Via Omega Shuttle Service From O’Hare Airport

  1. From inside O’Hare Airport, follow the signs for Ground Transportation.
  2. Ask an attendant where to board the Omega Shuttle to Hyde Park, on the south side of Chicago.
  3. Exit the limousine at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel stop, on the University of Chicago campus.
  4. Walk one block north on Woodlawn Avenue to 58th Street.
  5. Turn left, and walk one block to University Avenue.
  6. The Institute is on the southeast corner, 1155 East 58th Street.

Via CTA Train/Bus From Midway Airport

  1. From inside Midway Airport, follow the signs “Trains To City”.
  2. Enter the “Skybridge” which connects the airport with the CTA station, crossing Cicero Avenue.
  3. Purchase a train ticket with a transfer for the CTA bus.
  4. Exit the train at the State/Lake station in downtown Chicago, and proceed down to street level on State Street.
  5. Take the Jackson Park Express CTA bus (Number 6) south to Hyde Park on the southside of Chicago.
  6. Get off the bus at 57th Street, adjacent to the Museum of Science and Industry.
  7. Walk west on 57th Street for nine blocks to University Avenue.
  8. urn left, and walk one block to 58th Street.
  9. The Institute is on the southeast corner, 1155 East 58th Street.

Via CTA Bus From Midway Airport

  1. From inside Midway Airport, follow the signs “Trains To City”.
  2. Proceed to the place where you purchase a CTA train ticket, which is located at the bus terminal for Midway Airport.
  3. Take the Garfield Blvd. (55th Street) bus east (approximately 30-45 minutes) to Hyde Park on the southside of Chicago.
  4. Get off the bus at University Avenue, and walk three blocks south to 58th Street.
  5. The Institute is on the southeast corner, 1155 East 58th Street.

Via METRA Train From Downtown

  1. From the Randolph Street Station, at Randolph Street and Michigan Ave., take the Metra Electric (ME) train south to the 57th Street stop. NOTE: all trains stop at 57th Street.
  2. Exit the station, turn right, and walk west on 57th Street for five blocks to Woodlawn Avenue.
  3. Turn left, and walk one block south to 58th Street.
  4. Turn right, and walk one block west to University Avenue.
  5. The Institute is on the southeast corner, 1155 East 58th Street.

Via CTA Bus From Downtown

  1. From State Street, anywhere between Lake Street and Balbo Drive.
  2. Take the Jackson Park Express CTA bus (Number 6) south to Hyde Park, which is on the south side of Chicago.
  3. Get off the bus at 57th Street, adjacent to the Museum of Science and Industry.
  4. Walk west on 57th Street for nine blocks to University Avenue.
  5. Turn left, and walk one block to 58th Street.
  6. The Institute is on the southeast corner, 1155 East 58th Street.

Via CTA Train/Bus From Downtown

  1. From State Street, anywhere in downtown Chicago.
  2. Take the "Red Line" Subway to Garfield Blvd. (55th Street).
  3. Take the Garfield Blvd. (55th Street) bus east (approximately 10 minutes) through Washington Park into Hyde Park.
  4. Get off the bus at University Avenue, and walk three blocks south to 58th Street.
  5. The Institute is on the southeast corner, 1155 East 58th Street.

Revised: August 12, 2013

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