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Grant Park

500 South Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60604
312 742 7529
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Ranked #59 of 366 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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300 reviews 300 reviews
102 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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151 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 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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ottawa canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited Grant Park as part of the annual art show. It's a large Park. The art show was great. So I can imagine on a regular weekend it's full of people playing games, having picnics and relaxing.

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This Park is next to the Millenium Park and is home to the Buckingham Fountain, which was given to Grant Park by a family. This fountain is amazing and at night is lit up. When we were there a 5KM run was taking place - there appears to always be something going on there

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Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I have visited here many times. Many fountains and beautiful flowers..........Great way to get exercise and make up for time not spent at gym while on vacation!!!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

First of all it is free. A great way to spend an hour or two without spending any money. It is located between the lakefront and Michigan Avenue. Aside from nice grounds there are plenty of statues in the park. I would suggest starting at the southern end and work your way to the center of the park. This will... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Grant Park is a large expanse of parkland just south of Millennium Park stretching between Michigan Avenue and the lakefront. The address shown here, 500 South Columbus, is near the southern end; it actually flanks much of downtown Chicago. Bordering the lake there are 26 miles of paths for running, strolling, biking and every pleasant day lots of Chicagoans get... More

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