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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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Grant park is home of Buckingham Fountain and the Agora Sculptures... It's an interesting spot to walk around. There are restroom facilities near the fountain. (You can't get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Grant park is home of Buckingham Fountain and the Agora Sculptures... It's an interesting spot to walk around. There are restroom facilities near the fountain. (You can't get near/ in this fountain as there are fences... Try Millennium Park with Crown Fountains.) Also, it's home to lollapalooza (or parts of it) as well as other music events.

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Colonie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went for the 3 day festival. Enjoyed it & the park. Easy to get to & easy to move around in the park. Would like to go back & check it out when there isn't a festival going on, though.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

EErie sculptures that you can walk thru and get different perspectives on, wonderful for some good photos

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A very pleasant, easy walking stroll in nature where you can move at your own pace and enjoy....well signposted and clean fresh air with beautiful sights makes this an excellent free activity....

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Grant Park was next to my hotel and I walked over to see the sights. There is a giant fountain in the middle of the park. There are great photo opportunities with the fountain and the Chicago skyline behind it. The park sits next to Lake Michigan and there are boat tours in the area. Several people were running/walking through... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

From the statues, the unique art (such as the walking legs) to the water features Grant Park is a wonderful way to spend some quiet time away from the noise of the city,

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When I hear the word park, I think of a few acres of land set aside for people to enjoy. Grant Park far exceeded my expectations. It's huge and stretches for blocks! Besides for the beauty of Buckingham Fountain and the gorgeous gardens, it seems there is always someting going on whether it's a concert, food tents, a family festival,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a beautiful park and you need to check out Buckingham Fountain. Great place to walk/run or sit and read a book. You should check the website for scheduled events - sometimes they block off the park to only event participants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited Chicago for my son's college orientation. We had a Sunday afternoon to explore Chicago and decided to visit Grant Park. It happened to be on the day of the Taste of Chicago Festival, so there were crowds of people and a long row of deliciously smelling food booths. The prices were extremely high, so we only sampled the aromas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Was an unplanned excursion while visiting Schaumburg for a convention. Great experience, so glad I was able to taste my way through Chicago on a limited time schedule. Definitely worth the 45 minute ride!

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Additional Information about Grant Park

Address: 500 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone Number: 312 742 7529
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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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.