Meigs Field was once the busiest single-strip airport in the country, it appeared in computer flight simulators and games and had the beautiful Chicago skyline in the background.

The airfield has since been converted into Northerly Island park, with beautiful public walks and prairie grasses.

Northerly Island park offers visitors a glorious panoramic view of the Chicago skyline and overlooks Lake Michigan.

For those interested in the history of Meigs Field the terminal building still stands and is open to the public with exhibits inside.

Learn more about Meigs Field and Northerly Island park in this site, with current and historic information, articles, photographs and video. Also provided is information on places to visit in nearby Chicago.

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