Chicago Southland Photo Ops
If you’re always on the lookout for a great photo backdrop, here are a few spots to keep in mind for a little family photo shoot or just a super-cool selfie while on the road.
1. Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, Palos Heights
Of course, any garden is going to offer a lovely touch of color, but the real stunner here is the waterfall!
2. Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, University Park
Over two-dozen large outdoor public art pieces are on display to add a bit of pizazz to your shot.
3. Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield
There are plenty of places on the grounds to snap a pic in the natural surroundings, but add a lion, tiger or bear in the background and it definitely ups your cool factor.
4. Ford Hangar, Lansing
The Ford Hangar is not regularly open to the public. However, with outer brick walls and original windows facing the open parking lot, you’re able to snap some shots against the rustic brick to give a vintage vibe to your photos.
5. Benches on the Avenue, Tinley Park
Have a seat and get a shot with one of the amazing, artistically decorated benches that are situated in the downtown area (May – September).
6. King Tin Man, Oak Forest
A selfie with a giant tin man? Who could turn that down? Get just the right angle with this cool guy on top of Kings Heating and Refrigeration, and you’ve got a new profile pic for your social media page.
Into nature and outdoor photography? Visit the Outdoor Attractions section in the attractions section of our website: for some scenic outdoor spots for shots. Also, check out the Top Ten Roadside Attractions for more unique oversized photo props.