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Grant Park

500 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60604
312 742 7529
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Ranked #53 of 367 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Parks
Activities: Arts and crafts, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Dedicated in 1844, this park covers 319 acres along Lake Michigan and is home to the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum and the... more » Owner description: Dedicated in 1844, this park covers 319 acres along Lake Michigan and is home to the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum and the Art Institute. « less
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Lissone, Lombardia, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I saw this sculpture just from the bus, when I went at the Shedd Aquarium. I would visit it walking around these huge statues.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our walk around Grant park, especially these funky sculptures. Dont miss a walk past the Buckingham Fountain. Unfortunately we were too early in the season to watch the water displays.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A great park for a leisurely stroll, breezy bike ride, dog-walk, or relaxing picnic. There are plenty of gardens and flora for a good photo-op, and you're surrounded by the amazing Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. This park is pristine with vibrant colors, so take some time to smell the roses as you meander through this gem in the city.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

For being in a Big City it is like you're in a different world. Everyone was very nice that we passed, no creepers. The paths are very well taken care of and flowers are everywhere. The Walkways around the Lake were full of bikers, bladers and joggers. Around every corner is someone walking their animals and taking proper care of... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The walk along Grant Park is always amazing. We went into the city for the weekend. On Saturday morning, we went for a walk down Lake Shore Drive to Grant Park. The view was breathtaking. Such a beautiful city and such a beautiful park. One of my favorites ever!

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Ann Arbor, MI
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Wonderful sculptures, especially one of President Lincoln; beautiful gardens; and of course the famous Buckingham Fountain made the walk to Grant Park well worth the time. We had been to Millenium Park two days prior, but on this particular day, we found ourselves with a spare hour and so decided to see what Grant Park had to offer, and very... More

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Minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

One of the treasures of Chicago is all the parks that are near Lake Michigan so the public can walk, bike, run, relax and get some somewhat fresh air. We were there 2 days and walked through many areas. Our friends from NY commented that it was kept up much better than Central Park in NYC.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I love Grant Park! It's a wonderful place to just hang out! Buckingham Fountain is always fun to see and a major attraction for tourists and residents alike. Best of all, you are just a short walk from the lake front.

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nothing quite as relaxing as a stroll through Grant Park with a long pause to enjoy the huge and beautiful Buckingham Fountain. This must be a favorite place for wedding photos as we saw 3 different wedding parties while there. The gardens are perfectly kept and stunning. Roses abound along pathways through the park. A great way to enjoy an... More

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Victoria, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I walked through the lower edge of Grant Park en route to the Museum Campus from the South Loop. Much of it was closed off -- was it under repair? Perhaps! Hopefully! The "perfume" of the walk alternated between sewer and manure. Unfortunately, that's how the crow flies from hotel to Field Museum. Otherwise there is ZERO reason to traverse... More

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