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Grant Park

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Downtown / The Loop
As featured in The Best of Chicago
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Address: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
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+1 312-742-3918
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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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Chicago's Showplace

The major park for the city, Grant Park rests on the rubble of the Great Chicago Fire......there is parking underneath....and lots of everything up top.....you can easily spend a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were there at the beginning of November. We walked from the Hilton south to the Adler Planetarium then north to the Art Institute of Chicago, a walk which took a bit over two hours. The paths are good and easy to follow and some views were attractive. But, even though this is a major urban park in a very... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The major park for the city, Grant Park rests on the rubble of the Great Chicago Fire......there is parking underneath....and lots of everything up top.....you can easily spend a day here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't waist your time there, It is one of a few depressing Chicago site. Not to mention it is out of the way for most people, unless you plan to walk from down-town to Museum district.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The amount of available public art, and the immense acreage of the lands between downtown Chicago and the lake offer opportunity for reflection, jogging, and simple enjoyment of the warm days of Fall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

I enjoyed the art! I stayed at the Best Western right across from Grant Park, it's a great location, easy access to everything you would like to see. We walked from Grant park to Millennium Park and down to Trump tower and took Uber back.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

There was a random band playing here and they had a dance floor. Was a free event and was right by our hotel. Other times we have just walked through the park as we love this part of Chicago. Also, the Bean is very close to here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Toward the southern part of Grant Park is this installation by a female Polish artist who's name escapes me right now but it is one of my most favorite spots to decompress in Grant Park. Not as touristy or crowded toward this area as well. A definite must see especially if you're staying in the South Michigan Ave area. Enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

I guess this is named for the agora, the Greek marketplace. Not sure why; the artist is Polish. I have heard she had to leave Poland at a young age and remembered looking up at a sea of feet and legs. As a short person, I get that loud and clear. At first it seems like a curiosity, but it... More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

On our way to the Shedd Aquarium we stumbled across this art installation in Grant Park. As I understand it the artist was making a statement against uniformity, and the atrocities of the second world war. The legs are all wearing different pants and facing different directions vs the very neat and orderly images of the Nazis. Well that's what... More 

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Kolomna, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Grant Park is a large urban park (319 acres or 1.29 km²) in the Loop community area of Chicago. Located in Chicago's central business district, the park's most notable features are Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum Campus. Originally known as Lake Park, and dating from the city's founding, it was renamed in 1901... More 

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