7 Local Secrets in the City of Chicago

Posted by: RideGuru Team Nov 11, 2016
Updated Jan 16, 2020


Looking for some of the less known local secrets in Chicago? Your in luck! In the spirit of wanderlusting your way through this weekend,  we have put together these 7 hidden gems in the city of Chicago that are only a quick Uber or Lyft ride away! #ExploreTheWorld #OneRideAtATime


An abstract metal statue in the middle of the University of Chicago— the Dialogo is said to create an ominous shadow once a year. If you are lucky enough to be near the University of Chicago at 12:00 noon on May 1st, you will notice that the Dialogo casts a shadow that unmistakably resembles a hammer and sickle, the global symbol of Communism and the workers’ revolution. Read more about the Dialogo here.

Kuma's Corner

Kuma's, where outrageous burgers rule supreme and all the items on the menu are named after metal bands. If you love music and you love burgers, you have to try Kuma's. We promise the two-hour wait is worth it.

Busy Beaver Button Co.

That's right, a museum full of buttons! In fact, this is the only known museum of buttons in the world. These pinback buttons date all the way back to 1800 and celebrate various life events from holidays to politics to music. For some reason, this button musuem seems actually quite interesting...

Tiffany Dome

In the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center, one must only look up to see what is arguably the most magnificent Tiffany dome ever created.  A massive thing of wonder and intrigue, this stained-glass masterpiece is also thought to be the largest Tiffany dome in the world.

Shit Fountain

Some people post signs to remind dog owners to be mindful of curbing their pets but one Chicago artist decided to make his statement with a permanent bronze sculpture known quite literally as, “Shit Fountain.”  This quite disgusting statue is not only a tribute to doggie defecation but also a reminder to pick it up! Rumor has it that his front yard has never been cleaner.


Do you like beer? Do you like arcade games? If yes, then Beercade is your jam! Enjoy free arcade games all night long at this fun and different bar. Who hasn't wanted to play pac man after a few rounds of beer!?

Money Museum

This money centric, museum lets visitors pose with a million dollars.  Located in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Money Museum tries to make money fun with unique exhibits, like a “money pit” and a huge cube containing 1 million, one dollar bills.

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