Grant Park

Grant Park, Chicago: Hours, Address, Grant Park Reviews: 4.5/5

6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
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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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Millennium Park
How to get there
  • Randolph/Wabash • 5 min walk
  • Lake • 7 min walk
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4.5
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358
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80
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,364 contributions
Enormous Park
Feb 2020
This is a huge park on the Lake and a place where a lot of history has happened. Now it is just loved by the residents who use it a lot in good weather.
Written 19 September 2020
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL6,826 contributions
Looking for things to do during the pandemic?
Sep 2020
People are looking for things to do during the Coronavirus pandemic. Some friends claim they are bored. They have nothing to do. Are they kidding? For Chicagoans, it is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy all of the attractions that the city has to offer. When was the last time you visited Grant Park? There is so much to do, you can't see it all in one or even two days. It's like taking a three-day vacation at home. Bordered by Randolph Street on the north, Roosevelt Road on the south, Michigan Avenue on the west and Lake Michigan on the east, the 319-acre urban park is popularly referred to as "Chicago's front yard." Founded in 1844, it has grown in size by extending into the lake with debris from the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 and landfill. Originally known as Lake Park, it was renamed in 1901 to honor Ulysses S. Grant. Among the features are Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain, Petrillo Music Shell, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Crown Fountain, Cloud Gate (aka The Bean), Lurie Garden, Congress Plaza, Court of the Presidents, Chicago Lakefront Trail, Hutchinson Field, Monroe Harbor, Skate Plaza, even an 18,000-square-foot, off-leash dog park. In addition, there are 16 softball/baseball fields and 12 tennis courts. Don't forget the public art, magnificent sculptures such as the Abraham Lincoln Monument, the large equestrian statue of Civil War general and Illinois-born John A. Logan and the Agora, a series of 106 headless, armless sculptures designed by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. Grant Park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
Written 17 September 2020
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klondike204
Grand Rapids, MI94 contributions
Great park for photography
Aug 2020
A large park with many things to see. Enjoyed walking around and capturing many different photos of the Chicago skyline. Definitely recommend for photography buffs.
Written 3 September 2020
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Jazzykins87
Snellville, GA89 contributions
Visited to see the lake and fountain
Dec 2019 • Family
We came to get a break from the city and take a look around the green spaces. We enjoyed the view of Lake Michigan and the Buckingham Fountain. It was nice to just sit and enjoy the view. Only downside was that the public restrooms were closed and locked. Not sure if it was because of the season or if they were permanently closed, but it was an inconvenience. We instead went to a nearby restaurant to use their facilities while we had lunch.
Written 28 December 2019
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smcdonald49350
Saint Louis, MO18 contributions
Nice Park
Jun 2019
Huge park. Has cool sculptures, places to eat, a giant fountain. I was here for Pokémon Go Fest and had a great time.
Written 10 December 2019
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Alex B
Providence, RI727 contributions
Chicago’s front lawn
Sep 2019 • Solo
Grant Park is among the city’s largest and oldest urban parks. I think most visitors will end up in Grant Park at some point during their trips. It’s location, right next to the Loop, makes it extremely easy to access. Some of the city’s most popular attractions are found in Millennium Park, which is technically the northwest corner of Grant Park. And for anyone looking to hop on the Lakefront Trail, chances are you’ll pass through the park if you’re coming from the Loop. It’s a nice, peaceful place to go if you want to take a break from all the city exploring you’ve been doing.
Written 1 November 2019
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getreal2me99
Honolulu, HI495 contributions
Very huge park
Oct 2019
This park is huge. Very well situated in the area of Chicago. I enjoyed walking around the area and capturing picturesque. From the cloud gate, Buckingham fountain, waterfalls is all magnificent. It was so nice to walked around the park, although the weather was cold and a bit windy. So much to see in this area.
Written 15 October 2019
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,366 contributions
Wonderful park
Jul 2019
Just south of Millennium park head to Grant Park, its part of the same area separated by a road, beautiful to wander around and you can find the famous fountain.
Written 14 October 2019
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Andrea H
10 contributions
Lovely
Jul 2019
Lovely green space to get some calm and quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. Great views of the Chicago sky line.
Written 12 October 2019
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losAdesigner
Los Angeles, CA13 contributions
Just as good as Central Park and ,,, maybe better.
Dec 2018
After the Merchandise Mart, go wander the park. There are wonderful things tucked away and the gardens are marvelous. Even in the winter, the place is awe-inspiring.
Written 8 October 2019
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