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Grant Park

500 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60604
312 742 7529
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Ranked #55 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Chicago's "Central Park". Home to Millennium Park, the Buckingham Fountain, Art Institute and museum campus (all of these attractions have been reviewed separately). Over 300 acres of beautiful views, gardens and outdoor artwork and sculptures. Buy lunch at a cafe and have a picnic and enjoy the lakefront views. Home to many festivals and concerts throughout the year so check... More

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Chicago
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1,037 reviews 1,037 reviews
210 attraction reviews
443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I recently spent a few hours walking through Grant Park. This is another great park located close to Millennium Park. This park is filled with sculptures and has the famous Buckingham Fountain as well as the tall Agora sculpture near the South end of the park. Buckingham Fountain operates from May through September. Grant Park is the... More

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Ormond Beach
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Grant Park musicians are truly exceptional. The free concerts are amazing with a wide selection of music performed almost daily for two months. Of course if you like better seats you can always donate to the organization. You can pack your own food and drinks in if you like. It is quintessential to bring a boddle of wine and... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We drove 12 hours from Canada to see Dr John, Aaron Neville and Bettye Lavette, and were not dissappointed at all. Grant Park was just beautiful, it was so neat having 5 stages to choose from, some of which were themed (all Mississipi Blues or Misouri Blues)...it was just a great experience all around! The best thing was it was... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I didn't give myself enough time and only go to see a portion of this park. It is really, really a nice place to walk, you need a full day to see it all, would make this a must to see!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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102 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Grant Park is located within walking distance of the Miracle Mile near the Lakeshore of Chicago. It's an enormous Park and a great place for friends and family to gather for a day of fun. There is parking available nearby. I've been visiting this park since the Bulls won six NBA championships back in the 90s and held the victory... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Interesting park. If vacationing , you may want to skip this unless there is an event occurring there during your visit. Seems like a good place for people watching or kids running around

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Peoria, Illinois
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150 reviews 150 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is Chicago's "Front Yard". Whether walking, taking in the "Cloud" sculpture, the skyline, Buckingham Fountain, a concert, the Art Institute or the many lake front festivals, the park ranks as a great asset, well worth the visit.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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420 reviews 420 reviews
151 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a favorite of mine / ours. It's so historic, classic Chicago. This whole area is great, but the park is serene and fun to walk around and see the sights. This really reminds me of an earlier Chicago than things like the Trump Tower and anything new or modern. It's a historic area and it's fun to think... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I've been to Grant Park a few times for Lollapalooza. You couldn't ask for a better setting. The grounds are beautiful and there is so much to see.

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