Chicago, Illinois: First Kiss Spot of the Obamas

Bronze plaque installed in 2012 marks the spot where Barack Obama first kissed Michelle -- on a curb in front of a Baskin-Robbins.
Address:
S. Dorchester Ave., Chicago, IL
Directions:
In the Hyde Park neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. The rock and its plaque are at the entrance of the Dorchester Commons shopping center, near the Subway sandwich shop, on the east side of S. Dorchester Ave. just north of E. 53rd St.
Admission:
Free
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Location of the kiss.

First Kiss Spot of the Obamas

A plaque on a rock marks the site of Barack and Michelle Obama's first date and first kiss. The Subway near the plaque was once a Baskin-Robins where they got ice cream.

[Tim Bash, 01/14/2015]

First Kiss plaque.

First Kiss Spot of the Obamas

In 2007, Barack Obama told Oprah that he kissed his future wife Michelle on their first date, sitting on a curb outside a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop, and that "it tasted like chocolate." It took a few years, but in 2012 the shopping center where the Baskin-Robbins stood -- it's now a Subway -- commemorated the Obamas' fateful first smooch with a bronze plaque bolted to a rock. "On this site," reads the text beneath a photo of the smiling First Couple, "President Barack Obama first kissed Michelle Obama."

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/17/2012]

Jan. 2015: Photo added.

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