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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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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 NEW

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
20 helpful votes 20 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
73 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Grant park is an excellent place for a relaxing walk or to just take in a different view of the city. Contrary to the negative press that Chicago has received recently I found the park to be safe and quiet. A definite must-see if you are in Chicago.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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212 reviews 212 reviews
39 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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127 reviews 127 reviews
28 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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.