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The University of Chicago campus, with its unique architectural fusion of English Gothic style and eye-catching modern structures, makes it one of the best places in the city to explore. We recently took a journey there with a number of Chicago photographers to capture its beauty, in turn giving you some ideas of the abounding spots to check out.

Gothic Revival | #MyChicagoPix #ChooseUChicago

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Sunday nights at the library were always fun. // @uchicago #mychicagopix #ChooseUChicago

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Details create the big picture. || #ChooseUChicago #MyChicagoPix

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@dearfloyd caught reflecting at #ChooseUChicago

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@toandfrom | #postthepeople

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Rainy day? Go find the best spot in the house and kick back. At least that's what I am doing today. #mychicagopix #chooseuchicago

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50/50 strides w/ @a.m.bayard || #chooseuchicago #mychicagopix

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Libraries aren't just for squares @UChicago #uchicago #chooseUChicago

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If you'd like a closer, guided look at the University of Chicago campus, there are several tours offered by the University:

Campus Edges Tour: On this shuttle tour, you'll visit a number of notable architectural sites at the university's Hyde Park campus. This tour is also free.

Carillon Recitals and Tower Tours: The Carillon is the centerpiece instrument of the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the university, the single largest musical instrument ever built. It's played live Monday to Friday (noon and 5 p.m.) and Sundays at 12:15 p.m. throughout the academic year, an ethereal experience you can enjoy from a pew. If you wish to climb the chapel's tower, tours are offered half an hour before recital times during the week, or after morning service ends on Sundays. The views from the top are breathtaking.