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Grant Park

500 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60604
312 742 7529
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Ranked #74 of 361 attractions in Chicago
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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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Sarzana, Italy
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162 reviews 162 reviews
20 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Very nice and safe area to take a walk and see the attractions within the park. Something to absolutely see when you're in Chicago. Seasonal installations are always in the surrounding area.

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Hong Kong, China
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339 reviews 339 reviews
121 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Grant Park is a wonderful place to take a break and enjoy all aspects of Chicago from the lakefront to skyline to wonderful music festivals. There is wonderful sculptures throughout the park and Buckingham Fountain, one of the most iconic places to take pictures in Chicago. It also is right next to Millennium park for a different feel so check... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Flanked by Millennium Park to the North and the museum campus to the South, this beautiful park on the shore of Lake Michigan is, in my opinion, the perfect park. Punctuated in the middle by the beautiful Buckingham Fountain, this expanse of grass, gardens, ball fields, tennis courts and walking paths offers a host of activities and events throughout the... More

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Jordan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Well, if you have time just get into this park and enjoy the lovely art ... We saw it twice .. No no more ..three times but from the bus tour its amazing but i really hoped we can hop off there ...

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Mississauga, Canada
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189 reviews 189 reviews
140 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Yet another great park just beside Millennium Park. This park is illed with sculptures and has the famous Buckingham Fountain as well as the tall Agora sculpture near the South end of the park. If you are with family and kids as we were there is a subway restaurant near the Agora sculpture; the food was usually, washrooms were clean... More

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Grant Park has a variety of options for enjoyment. You can visit Millennium Park, in it's northwest corner, which is touristy, and then go a little further in for peace and quiet. Definitely check out the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Lurie Garden, Buckingham Fountain, and sculptures. The perfect spot for a walk on a nice day.

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Moorhead, MN
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102 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Grant Park is filled with sculptures, fountains, and miles of well-groomed paths that are perfect for walking, running, and biking. The park is at the center of many of Chicago’s great attractions, and if you can spare an hour or more and want to enjoy a great time outdoors, Grant Park is a great choice. The sculpture “Agora” is near... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We walked all the way from East Randolph, did the Bean, restaurant and kept exploring towards Grant Park. It was worth the walk. The sculptures along the walk, flowers, walkways, and atmosphere were absolutely captivating. Then to come across Buckingham Fountain at the end was amazing. All of these plus the shoreline of Lake Michigan made us think Chicago was... More

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Burglengenfeld, Germany
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Many different motives for great shots: fountain, sculptures, skyline panorama. On saturday afternoon wedding couples stream in and out. Next time I need to come here at dawn to capture the illuminated fountain.

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Newport News, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The food can get pricey but it definitely is something to attend if you are in the area visiting, you buy tickets then use the tickets for meals or a "taste" of some of the restaurants food items. Everything we bought we loved Limited seating areas so bring lawn chairs or a blanket. My kids and I enjoyed it. We... More

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