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Grant Park

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Address: 500 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone Number: 312 742 7529
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts, City walk sightseeing
Description: Dedicated in 1844, this park covers 319 acres along Lake Michigan and is...
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.
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The Happening Place !

Grant Park offers all! Festivals, strolls on a sunny day..activities to meet requirements for families, singles...be it music, arts of many kinds...The Bean is awesome, the view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Grant Park offers all! Festivals, strolls on a sunny day..activities to meet requirements for families, singles...be it music, arts of many kinds...The Bean is awesome, the view in all directions! A must see when there, check it out!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We walked through Grant Park several times during our stay to get back and forth to our hotel from the museum campus. I was impressed with how clean it is. The grounds are very nice to walk through and the paths make it nice to exit from many places.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you have plans to be in Chicago and are looking for something to do in an outdoor venue, check out the schedule in Grant Park. In addition to the permanent attractions, over the years we have attended festivals, gatherings and concerts of all kinds. I would be surprised to learn that there is a weather-favorable weekend when some public... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lakefront beauty. Bounded on the West by Michigan Avenue, Grant Park contains: - beautiful Millennium Park includes Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate, Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, McCormick Tribune Plaza, Ice Rink, Park Grill, Pedestrian Bridge, Harris Theater & Wrigley Square - majestic Buckingham Fountain - stately Art Institute of Chicago, guarded by two famous bronze lion statues. 1,000,000 sq ft,... More 

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Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Spent some time in this park for the NFL draft. The park has beautiful views of downtown skyline and the lake. Make the trip through the park well worth it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a nice place to relax around.. you can see this place around downtown area.. after a full days visit around downtown you can come and relax around this place.. worth the visit

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Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
55 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

since i travel alot i might be biased but most other cities i traveled too including New York City parking was much more reasonable if not free, true they have a lot of free concerts and festivals and if you can use public transportation it might work for you.i found that even at the free events the food and drinks... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

True love was found at this Park. The beginning of a very long life together at this park. There is always something fun to do or things to see. A must go to when in the Chicago Area.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
82 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Grant Park is an interesting park along the lake. It was fun walking through the park and seeing all the different art and architecture on display. We found Buckingham Fountain to be amazing and incredibly large fountain. Go on a nice sunny day and just enjoy.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Walk along the park. That's an amazing park, too bad when I went there was very cold. But probably on spring the park becames more beautiful and enjoyable.

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Staying in Downtown / The Loop

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.