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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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Hours:
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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Always fun

I was here recently and it was too cold to walk the entire park but we still had fun. The foot forest is always a fun photo op. The new skate park was pretty cool too. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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208 reviews 208 reviews
38 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was here recently and it was too cold to walk the entire park but we still had fun. The foot forest is always a fun photo op. The new skate park was pretty cool too. It's just nice to go for a walk in a park in Chicago. I hope to come back in warmer weather.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you look at a satellite map, you'll see that Grant Park goes on and on for blocks with everything from outdoor theatre to tennis courts to beautiful fountains and gardens. One of the more recent additions is a great skateboard park for the kids. It's a vast and more technical park -- although still some good features for the... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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120 reviews 120 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was here for a family picnic and it was quite a great experience. Nice breeze, sun beating down along the Lakefront. Kids love running around the legs, great place to bring your dog for a walk too.

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Windermere, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Grant Park is a huge park, with allot of different parts to it. I love the statues and the wonderful flower gardens. It also has a gorgeous, old balustrade from the roaring 20's, with all the Art Deco style. The balustrade overlooks and camouflages the current Metro Tracts. Rather than walking on city sidewalks, if you need to go North... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I personally prefer this park over Millennium park. I think there are sometimes more homeless people here but that doesn't bother me.

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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If Millennium Park is for the tourists (The Bean, Ice Skating, Etc.), I believe Grant Park is a place for locals and a real park experience. Sure, there are some art exhibits, but the best part about Grant Park is that it still functions as a recreational park in the Summer, and is a great place to actually hang out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Grant Park is a vast expanse of greenery extending from the Museum campus till the Millennium park. The chief attraction in this park is the Buckingham fountain with its hourly water jet show and the evening light shows. As we were staying in a hotel right across from this fountain, we were pretty excited in anticipation of these water... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Having the lakefront open to the public is a luxury for Chicago. Bless Burnham. I can't imagine how frigid this is in the winter however...brrrrr!

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Pembroke, Canada
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86 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This park is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. A large amount of green space and walks by Lake Michigan is just what you need when the city starts to get to you. Also, walking out by the Adler Planetarium gives a great view of the Chicago Skyline. The Buckingham fountain is also... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This place is small but good for some fun pics. It is a 10 min walk or so from Millenium Park. It is not busy like Millenium Park. If you want to walk around a park and sit on benches, etc. this is not where to go as it is more of an isolated art structure.

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