The Palace Hotel
7059 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago


T
his place isn't a palace or a hotel. It's owned by the Chicago Park District and now goes by the name South Shore Cultural Center.  It used to be the privately-owned South Shore Country Club. When you get here, don't expect to find a big hall because you'll be disappointed. The interior for the big gig scene was shot at the Hollywood Palladium in California. Eeek! Don't try finding Lake Wasapamani on a map either because it just doesn't exist.

Getting there: Drive south on Lake Shore Drive following signs for US 41. When you see a golf course on the left, take a hard left through the brown stucco building at the far end of the course.