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Grant Park

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Address: 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone Number: +1 312-742-7529
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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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Be a kid again, get lost in a sea of legs at Agora

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... read more

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RICHMOND
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grant Park is a continuum with Millennium Park and was renovated in recent years adding places to walk and beautiful sculptures. A great place to walk on a sunny day.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great sculpture well worth seeing and walking amongst to feel the intent of the artist. At the bottom of Madison just after Yolks for breakfast!

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Siesta Key, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great photo opportunity here we took lots of great pics. Other than that nothing else to do there. The statues are very tall and there are plenty of them so you can the right shot.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's something about a park in the middle of a bustling city that just gets to me. Grant park is beautiful in the fall, literally picture perfect with yellow and orange leaves scattering across the grass. It's a nice, quiet park with ample space. I imagine it's full of life in the summer and I can't wait to go back... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is a fun area to view and visit while walking on Michigan Avenue, very interesting statues and views of the city south of the Miracle Mile and near the Art Institute.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sculpture was amazing; a kids point of view in the park. Loved it. Just to realize the detail that each set of legs are going a different way is an amazing theory.

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Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Grant park is only one section of the entire park area that runs along Michigan Avenue. It is also adjacent to the Museum or Art and other great venues. So when you come, plan to spend several hours exploring

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