Grant Park

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

6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,646 contributions
Jun 2022
Grant Park is a large urban park in Chicago's Loop that is usually the first attraction visitors to the city are acquainted with, even Queen Elizabeth II. The 319-acre site is bounded by Randolph Street on the north, the Museum campus at Roosevelt Road and McFetridge Drive on the south, Lake Michigan on the east and Michigan Avenue on the west. Popularly referred to as "Chicago's front yard," the park contains performance venues, museums, gardens, art work and sporting and harbor facilities. It also hosts public gatherings, music festivals and other large events such as Barack Obama's Election Day victory speech in 2008 and championship celebrations by the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, the park is home to Millennium Park, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate (aka The Bean), Crown Fountain, Lurie Garden, BP Pedestrian Bridge, Maggie Daley Park, Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain, Congress Plaza, Petrillo Music Shell, Court of the Presidents, Hutchinson Field, Chicago Lakefront Trail, Monroe Harbor, Grant Park Skate Plaza, Chicago Children's Museum, Grant Bark Park, Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. In addition, the park offers four miles of walking paths, 16 softball/baseball fields and 12 tennis courts. Artwork? Among the famous sculptures on display are the Abraham Lincoln Monument, Columbus Monument, Agora, and the General John Logan Memorial.
Written 9 June 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia13,539 contributions
Apr 2022
Grant Park is the last one in a series of parks starting from the Millennium park, over the Maggie Daley park further down.
The Grant park starts just after the Buckingham fountain and stretches south to the Field museum. Nice landscaped park with terrific city views.
Written 22 May 2022
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bklyndelight
Brooklyn, NY106 contributions
Oct 2021
This park is absolutely beautiful. Just walking around is a treat. I saw two brides taking pics. Near downtown,
Written 19 October 2021
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SeeTheW0rld62
Sunnyvale, CA1,340 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
This was our first time visiting Grant Park and we were impressed. The landscaping is beautiful, the grounds are very well designed and maintained. The setting next to the lake and near downtown is very accessible. It's a great greenspace in the city.
Written 1 September 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,144 contributions
May 2021
This is a huge open space on the North Side of town, a big city park where there are a lot of special events, plus just plain sports and good times. Well used by the locals.
Written 16 August 2021
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908Laura
San Francisco, CA1,682 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
About 15 minute walk from Millennium Park, this is another urban oasis. We came here to see the Buckingham Fountain, the fountain that is featured in the opening sequence of the sitcom, Married with Children, a classic.

This park is also right by Lake Michigan.
Written 6 August 2021
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,770 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Surprisingly few people at this park, given the crowds at millennium Park just next-door. Well-maintained grounds, a few places to grab a bite, and a fabulous fountain, which is a must see in my opinion. Lots of benches to relax
Written 25 July 2021
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Jeana P
Raleigh638 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
The Buckingham fountain is worth a visit to the park. The park is across the street from Lake Michigan where there are bike and walking paths. The area around the fountain is huge but lacking in benches and shaded areas. There are some benches and some trees but not enough for a city this size. Just FYI. At the time we were there, they were setting up for the Lallapalooza festival, so several areas of the park were closed off.
Written 25 July 2021
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Lori G
Lumberton, TX381 contributions
Jun 2021
I love this park! There's multiple things to see and I felt safe going on a morning walk alone. There's plenty of people out with their dogs, folks walking/jogging, etc. It's quiet and a fair amount of shade but prepare for sections where you are on walkways that aren't shaded and it can get quite hot in the summer.
Written 20 June 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,144 contributions
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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