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Grant Park

Address: 500 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone Number: 312 742 7529
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$65*
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Ranked #33 of 310 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Arts and crafts, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Dedicated in 1844, this park covers 319 acres along Lake Michigan and...
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Activities: Arts and crafts, City walk sightseeing
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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.
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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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85 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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50 helpful votes 50 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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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Summer family visit with 2 teens. Large open spaces with multiple activities. Art museum, sculpture garden, the ”Bean”, and Buckingham Fountain all worth seeing. When a large special event is scheduled, they start shutting off parts of the park to pedestrian and vehicular access, so it could be helpful to research for events online if you are planning to visit... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

No visit to Chicago is complete without a visit to Grant Park and a walk by Buckingham Fountain. There always seems to be something going on in the park--art festivals, Taste of Chicago, concerts--it is definitely a Must do".

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Knoxville, TN
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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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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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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