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“Nice place for a Skyline picture!”

Milton Lee Olive Park
Ranked #155 of 635 things to do in Chicago
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northmidwest
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice place for a Skyline picture!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

This free park is next to Ohio Street beach and Navy Pier with paths going to all 3. It has a bench lined walk with water along one side and open field on the other. There are 3 large concrete decks overlooking the water and skyline which makes a perfect picture! On the very end you can look out to the rest of the lake. There is a beautiful story about the history a few reviews down.

Visited May 2012
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Chicago, IL
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240 reviews
162 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Downtown Park”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Richmond, Virginia
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183 attraction reviews
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“Don't Pass Up”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“OLIVE PARK--THE SITE OF A TEENAGE CHICAGO WAR HERO”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Overlooked Freebie”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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