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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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84%
Ranked #58 of 946 things to do 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
Hours:
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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Windermere, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Grant Park is a huge park, with allot of different parts to it. I love the statues and the wonderful flower gardens. It also has a gorgeous, old balustrade from the roaring 20's, with all the Art Deco style. The balustrade overlooks and camouflages the current Metro Tracts. Rather than walking on city sidewalks, if you need to go North... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I personally prefer this park over Millennium park. I think there are sometimes more homeless people here but that doesn't bother me.

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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125 reviews 125 reviews
86 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
36 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
58 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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187 reviews 187 reviews
55 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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