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“Beautiful Downtown Park”

Milton Lee Olive Park
Ranked #158 of 662 things to do in Chicago
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Anyone who's been to Chicago will tell you how clean downtown truly is for a big city. I also love the fact that it has lots of green to balance the tall buildings. In the summer Chicago is a beautiful city and there are quite a few outdoor concerts and festivals. Milton Lee Olive Park is a beautiful place to sit with a sandwich you picked up from Fox & Obel gourmet market and a bottle of wine, lay in the sun and simply watch people walk (or run or bicycle) by.

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Reviewed 21 August 2011

If you are heading to Navy Pier, don't pass up a short 15-30 minute walk though this park. It provides some excellent views of northern Chicago's skyline. There isn't much to see in the park itself. A few plain fountains, which not all are running, and a few memorials, but the views are well worth the trip.

4  Thank GracyInVienna
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Reviewed 6 August 2010

Olive Park is named after my cousin, Milton Lee Olive III. At 18 and during a search and destroy mission in Vietnam, he spotted a live grenade, put it on his stomach allowing it to explode. He paid the ultimate price and saved the lives of four of his comrades. Skipper, as we called him, was the first African American to have received the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War. He also received two Purple Hearts.

12  Thank wareagle832
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Reviewed 2 March 2009

When we just wanted to walk around (and go a bit without spending money), we headed out to Milton Lee Olive Park. I got some great pictures - the park has very nice views - and some exercise. I'd definitely recommend strolling through if you get the chance.

3  Thank Hollington
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