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Humboldt Park
Explore Humboldt Park, beautifully designed by Jens Jensen.
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Description: Welcome to Chicago Park District's audio tour of Humboldt Park!

Play Introduction
Description: The park was named after this German naturalist.

Play Alexander Von Humboldt Monument
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Play Directions
Description: Photo credit: Peter Fitzgerald

Play Lagoon and Early History
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Description: This small island was used for large gatherings.

Play Picnic Island
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Description: Jensen designed the landscape of this park.

Play Jens Jensen
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Description: Photo credit: Daniel X. O'Neil

Play Boathouse and Music Court
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Description: Jensen designed this waterway to look like a natural Illinois river.

Play Prairie River
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Description: Jensen was a proponent of formal gardens. Photo credits; Daniel X. O'Neil

Play Formal Garden
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Description: The bison were sculpted by the same man who created the lions at the Art Institute. Photo credits; Daniel X. O'Neil, Richie Diesterheft

Play Bison and Lanterns
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Description: Another nod to German heritage

Play Fritz Reuter Monument
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Description: Jensen lived just across Humboldt Dr

Play Jensen's Homes and Stables Building
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Description: This waterfall was an addition in 2004. Photo credit: Ky

Play Waterfall
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Description: These green energy sources power the recirculation of the lagoon's water. Photo credit: Daniel X. O'Neil

Play Solar Panel and Wind Turbine
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Description: Photo credit: Daniel X. O'Neil

Play The Field House
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Description: A tribute to another explorer

Play Leif Erickson Statue
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Description: Thanks for taking our tour!

Play Conclusion

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Presented by Julia Bachrach
Country: NA
Tour Location: chicago
Title: Humboldt Park
Description: Explore Humboldt Park, beautifully designed by Jens Jensen.
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