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Milton Lee Olive Park

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500 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-3779
+1 312-744-6635
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One of Chicago's best locations and underwhelming utilization

I love this park and this location. It is one of the best and least appreciated locales in the city... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
James N
Google Milton Olive before you go the park

Please read the history before you visit the park. Please respect the history of the era and Honor... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2017
janecS1001XO
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Danville, Illinois, United States
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500 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-3779
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+1 312-744-6635
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

I love this park and this location. It is one of the best and least appreciated locales in the city hidden in plain sight. That said it is also massively underutilized and I would say neglected by the city which is a travesty. It has...More

1  Thank James N
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

Please read the history before you visit the park. Please respect the history of the era and Honor Milton Harvey for his bravery. Please take a river and lake boat tour that will give insight to so many examples of Chicago.

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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

One thing that amazes me about Chicago is all of the green space, and this park is an example. This park walks you along the lake with great views of the city on both sides. One side has a great view of the navy pier...More

Thank Elizabeth P
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to Navy Pier (entering from the underground tunnel off Ohio St.) and noticed this park along the water. We decided to check it out and were so glad we did. The views of the city were awesome! Made for very...More

1  Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

This is a little suprise park near one of the biggest areas of Chicago - Navy Pier. It is on a point and gives one of the most spectacular views of the Chicago skyline. It is a Memorial Park to Milton Lee Olive who was...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2016

This little slip of natural Lake Michigan beach at the base of Lake Point Tower, offers a spectacular view of the skyline of East Streetervile without floating in the Lake.

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Reviewed July 14, 2016

I'm baffled as to how this place has a rating below 5 stars. If I could, I would give it 10! When I think of a park, I think of a pretty large wooded area; however, Milton Lee Olive Park is pretty much a strip...More

Thank Iulia G
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Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a lovely park set near Navy Pier. On a pretty day, this is a beautiful walk and well worth the time as the views are beautiful.

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Reviewed October 26, 2015

We just happened upon this little park as we were heading to Navy Pier. Compared to the bustle of many other well-known parks and attractions, this was a quiet peaceful spot. There is a nice walkway and we saw several people walking their dogs. Down...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We chose this beach because of its' proximity to Navy pier. We went early- maybe 8 am and there was hardly anyone there- just a few people with dogs (this was a Saturday). It was a nice beach with kids because it was smaller and...More

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Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
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restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
...More
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