Rent a Car Chicago and 59th Street Harbor

59th Street Harbor is located in Jackson Park, a very short walk to the Museum of Science and Industry and the 63rd Street Beach. 59th Street Harbor is the home harbor of the Museum Shores Yacht Club and a great place to visit with your travel guide for Chicago.

Explore the underwater world

While visiting 59th Street Harbor with your travel guide for Chicago, friends and families can enjoy aquatic recreational activities such as power boating, swimming, or scuba diving.

What to expect

When you come with your Chicago travel guide, you will find the following:

  • 125 docks located in the harbor
  • Transient docking is available
  • Waste pump-out equipment is provided on a no-charge basis
  • 59th Street Harbor monitors channels 9 and 16. The switch to/working channel is 68.


For more information please contact

5900 S. Lake Shore Dr

Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 312.747.7019
Fax: 312.747.6282
It is advised to call the harbor directly for reservations AFTER May 15th with your Chicago Travel Guide.

Fly away

Also located in Jackson Park is The Museum of Science and Industry. The building was built for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and it the only surviving building from that time. When you visit with your Chicago travel guide, you can see some of the permanent exhibits that are found here. There is one that recreates a flight between San Francisco and Chicago using a real Boeing 727 jet plane. There is a re-created coal mine that will show you what work underneath the earth is like. And there is now even a U-505 submarine that was the only German submarine captured by the United States during World War II.

The museum is also dedicated to science and has exhibits such as decoding genetics, which looks at how genetics affects human and animal development. You can blast off into space in the Henry Crown Space Center. Here there is the Apollo 8 capsule that took astronauts on the first lunar orbital mission. There is even a life-size model of a space shuttle.

The 59th Street Harbor offers many activities for the whole family - on land and on the water.


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