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Grant Park

500 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60604
312 742 7529
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Ranked #50 of 366 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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Geneva, Illinois
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272 reviews 272 reviews
26 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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177 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
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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Gravette, Arkansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Grant Park is probably my favorite place in Chicago. Whether you walk or take the Segway Tour, the park is relaxing, absolutely beautiful, safe, and a center of activity. We lucked into the Blues Festival the first time we visited and actually ran into Howling Wolf and got to spend about 30 minutes talking to him. The park itself, from... More

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Bremen, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

went to taste of Chicago...it was held in grant park...walking distance from the train...a group of us ladies traveled by train from Indiana...had a ball tasting all the different foods from resturants from the Chicago area...ticket buying was easy and many ticket booths spread thru out festival...and lots of freebies...

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Springfield, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It always has a lot of tourists walking around. I enjoy watching the families exploring the area. It is attached to Millennium Park and has Buckingham Fountain near it. There are things going on there all summer. I like when the "Taste of Chicago" is htere. I have visited often.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I experienced Grant Park while watching amazing bands play at Lollapalooza this year. This park seems to be well taken care of and in good condition. All the roads around it were closed and the concert was amazing, so this review may not help most people, but I really enjoyed the organization of the event as well as the quality... More

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