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#1 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
This park is gorgeous, with beautifully landscaped discrete areas and amazing art installations including the iconic Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor, and the intricate and fabulous Frank Gehry designed Pritzker Music P...
Awesome skyline, loved the cloud and the beautiful sculpture in the park ,will be back every year to see ehat other improvements the city of chicago makes to this wonderful landmark, it us truly a site to behold a...
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#2 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
The park is like a wonderland for kids, with plenty of state-of-the-art selections to choose from, fun slides, colorful jungle gyms, water-related activities, and overall plenty of fun and imaginative expanses wit...
The trails and benches are just right for walkers; the colorful jungle gyms intriguing for kids; the rock climbing and skate ribbon inviting to youth; the flowers and grassy knolls embracing to nature lovers; and...
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#3 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
You could definitely combine this activity with Millennium Park on one side or the Magnificent Mile on the other.
If you like the nature inner the city, this is the best place to take a great photos!
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#4 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
The neighborhood has always been safe, easy to take the Lake Streen El line from The Loop, (downtown), to Garfield Park, (Central Park stop) well worth the visit to anyone visiting Chicago!
I usually combine sightseeing of this Conservatory with a trip to Oak Park (further west on the Green Line) to see the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, the Ernest Hemingway House and Museum, the Unity Temple (c...
#5 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
The Lakefront offers a unique days worth of walking, jogging, bicycling with spectacular views of Chicago's skyscrapers, parks, lagoons, zoo, and the third largest body of fresh water in the world!
Located east of Lakeshore Drive, the Chicago Lakefront Trail is an 18.5-mile linear park along Lake Michigan that includes beaches, volleyball courts, playgrounds, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and soccer fields.
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#6 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
Definitely recommend stopping here if you're nearby, combining it with a trip to the Nature Museum, Zoo, and History Museum made a perfect day trip to Lincoln Park for me.
Anytime you are in the Lincoln Park area drop into the Conservatory and let your mind and body relax and take in this diverse collection of palms, ferns, orchids and special collections for each season.
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#7 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
... to have great bike paths, a farmer's market, sports areas, a harbor, a free architecturally beautiful zoo, a harbor, a free conservatory, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond, natural prairie land, and a nature museum!
... Conservatory, an outdoor theatre, a rowing canal, the Chicago History Museum, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the North Pond Nature Sanctuary, North Avenue Beach, playing fiel...
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#8 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
Lincoln Park zoo is awesome it's a great zoo and it's so pretty and the animals are adorable it's family friendly and a great place to spend the day at with anyone also the Lincoln park zoo is FREE!!!!!!
What a gem of a place in the heart of the city!! Easy to get to, lots of great exhibits, well manicured park and best of all it was free!!!!
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Lake Michigan Illinois 1.2 mi away
#16 of 486 Nature & Parks in Illinois
Everyone embracing and accepting each other with commonality of recreation in an epic setting with smiles and embracing nature within one of America’s great cities! Enjoy Lake Michigan while in Chicago.
As well, the views of the Skyline are impressive from the Lake front, especially by Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park
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#9 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
Nestled right to Lake Michigan, the views as spectacular!!!! Take a walk down Lakeshore Drive through Grant Park and witness the beautiful, lush gardens, walking paths, and take photos at the spectacular Buckingha...
It contains squares, gardens, statues, wide walkways, festivals, plenty of restrooms and benches, Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum Campus, Daley Park, the Petrillo Mus...
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#10 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
Mr. Shedd imagined a stately marble building and a collection of aquatic animals from around the world that would complement the two world-class institutions already in Grant Park, the Field Museum and the Art Ins...
This is probably my kids favorite of the big Chicago museums...I prefer a quick stroll through Lincoln park zoo or a visit to the art institute but this is a good spot for adults too.
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#11 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
Kind of a perfect location since the skyline is absolutely perfect from here, you're only a mile from the magnificent mile, and a mile from the Fullerton rocks/beach and Lincoln Park nightlife, + you're well serve...
It all makes for a full weekend...relaxing on North Avenue Beach, strolling through Lincoln Park Zoo, sampling the produce at the Farmers' Market in Lincoln Park, standing on the bridge near the south entrance to...
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#12 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
We went there twice, once on the walkway to Lincoln Park, and second day to swim.
#13 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
These immaculately kept, seasonal gardens are teeming with colour and will be a delight for anyone with a love of flowers and nature.
I just love the Lurie garden, an essentially walled garden inside Millenium Park close to the very well known and well loved "Bean" (Cloudgate is the correct name).
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#14 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
I stayed at a hotel in Wicker Park and was pleased to find the 606 trail entrance... did a quick out and back for about 5 miles... it’s well built and there are even water fountains along the trail.
The trail connects four Chicago neighborhoods, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park, and Logan Square.
#15 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
A product of urban renewal destruction about half a century ago, Oz Park is a great neighborhood park, with an outdoor amphitheater, tennis courts, baseball field, a meditation garden, a playground full of play st...
The area around the park was my favorite area of Chicago, so definitely take a stroll around the area!
#16 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
Designed by Alfred Caldwell, Chicago's other premier landscape architect, the park is a perfect prairie experience just yards away from Lake Shore Drive and Lincoln Park Zoo.
This place is great for lovers of nature, architecture, history, or just some respite from the bustle of the city.
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#17 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
It sits right next to Olive Park, voted one of the 10 most romantic parks in the city.
No showers, though if one was industrial/desperate enough – a 10min walk to Navy Pier and there is fountain park – where kids or anyone can run through to cool down.
#18 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
It's fun in the summer spring fall and winter too--it's a great place to go for a nature walk. it has a bird sanctuary, a harbor, a jetty you can walk out on, trails and a dune--it's just like having a national pa...
Due to budget constraints Chicago eliminated the traditional July 3 fireworks in Grant Park, instead opting for a down-scaled fireworks displays in three different locations in Chicago on the 4th of July.
#19 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
Wrigley Square is a public square located in the northwest section of Millennium Park in the Historic Michigan Boulevard District of the Loop area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States.
It is 'unusually classic' in relation to Millennium Park as a whole, where most of the buildings and structures, pavilions and concert halls, monuments and fountains generally have a very striking, ultra-modern de...
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#20 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
Compared to the bustle of many other well-known parks and attractions, this was a quiet peaceful spot.
This park walks you along the lake with great views of the city on both sides.
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#23 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
Another cool thing is one can grab a water taxi from the park to different stops in downtown, Michigan Ave included and back again if you like.
Very peaceful and beautiful park in Chicago.
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#25 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
It is a place of wonderment where you can FEEL nature, tranquility and beauty.
The Japanese garden on the Wooded Island just south of the Museum of Science and Industry is a living reminder of the great fair that once was this park.
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#26 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
The park was designed by William Baron Jenny with contributions by Jens Jensen and named for the famed German naturalists who in his lifetime published over 800 articles, pamphlets, books in several languages and...
The Chicago Park District has a really great audio walking tour you can download from their website—highly recommend it.
#27 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
But be warned: on weekends after 10am it is hard to find parking or even get inside the park (since the police due to huge crowdes redirect people away)....
#28 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
The park also provides an excellent vantage point to Soldier Field, across the street.
The gold star families park & memorual is placed on Chigago's great park on the entrance of the stadium, all the stadium was done thinking in the memorial and has a amazing arquiteture.
#29 of 73 Nature & Parks in Chicago
It was also great for spectators - wonderful view of the skyline, safe area of the city, many benches overlooking the skating park, close to the Red Line & the Michigan Avenue buses.
Public water fountain at the entrance of the park, very helpful on a 95 degree day.