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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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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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Great Park....

This is such a beautiful park...Big, clean, lots to do. A park for everyone. Worth a visit just to see it!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is such a beautiful park...Big, clean, lots to do. A park for everyone. Worth a visit just to see it!!!

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very safe and comfortable to walk through, we had free dance lessons and a disco when we were there, lots of families and children dancing, taking picnic rugs and bars set up, was so relaxing

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Columbus, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Where else can you hang out with a bunch of giant pants?? I kind of felt like I was in the middle of a Dr Seuss story. Bring your camera because you can't beat the picture opportunity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great park in the city for recreation or to see a musical festival event in the summer or fall. This is also close to the main center of commerce so you can walk there from Michigan Avenue.

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Paragould, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Ever wonder how a child feels when looking up to an adult? Find out by checking out the statues in this park where one can stand next to figures several feet tall.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Grant Park is frequently referred to as Chicago's Back Yard. With beaches and bikepaths, harbours and gardens, sculpture and the two premier Chicago Fountains, Buckingham and Crown; Grant Park is an amazing property. Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago, Blues Fest, Jazz Fest, Dancing in the Park, and a host of concerts, plays, and special events call Grant Park Home. There are... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is the perfect place to relax in the middle of the bustle and buzz of Chicago! The vantage point and backdrop of the buildings cannot be rivaled!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is very pleasant place to spend you easygoing summer days in Chicago. Perfect place for jogging and if you like biking, try lakeside route , it´s great. There is lots of activities also, many things to see and do and nice restaurant/tarrace in a middle of park also. Perfect with families with kids also

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Dancing in the park is a joyful experience that is preceded by a dance lesson. Then a live band entertains on a stage by the outside dance floor in Summer Dance style with a concession stand. Picnic or have a glass of wine or beer or listen to music or dance your heart out. Singles and couples enjoy this fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Grant Park is truly a gem! It is a beautiful and very picturesque. Perfect for a stroll with your significant other or for a day out with your family or friends. From the sculptures, to the awesome Buckingham Fountain, to the view & trail on the lakefront, you definitely can't go wrong with a visit to Grant Park!

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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.