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Grant Park

500 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60604
312 742 7529
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Ranked #54 of 373 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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Knoxville, TN
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150 reviews 150 reviews
45 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

First of all, this park is really large. I only wish that while we were there, we could have seen it all. Because of the marathon, huge sections were fenced off to the public, but that didn't stop us from peeking through to see it. The park is also home to several of the museums. The grounds and fountains are... More

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Toronto, Canada
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93 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Went for a walk in Grant Park after an architectural walking tour. The park is full of sculptures and is along Lake Michigan. On a bright Sunday afternoon it's a perfect way to wander through some green space.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

First of all I could never say enough good things about the more than 500 parks in the city. It is the cleanest and greenest big city (3rd largest in the country) I have ever been to. Now that said I would love to get lost in Grant Park. It is artistic and bountiful and very welcoming. From Buckingham Fountain... More

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Italy
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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129 reviews 129 reviews
108 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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