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Things to do in Grant Park, Chicago

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
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“The Art Institute of Chicago is an encyclopedic art museum located in Chicago's Grant Park. It features a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection”
  • 413 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Beautiful lakefront park with famous Buckingham Fountain and its nightly light show in season (after Memorial Day through Labor Day). Lovely gardens, concerts at bandshell and place where many events begin and end such as annual Chicago Marathon. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Fountain
“Beautiful site near Lake Michigan on lake shore drive water taxi available during summer months ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Park
“Enormous three day outdoor rock festival. August 2-4 featuring Mumford & Sons and dozens of celebrity bands.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“You have to visit are beautiful Down town Magnificent Mile and the shops on Michigan Ave & beautiful beaches and Lake front. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Art Institute is home to the greatest collection of paintings outside of Paris, including works by Monet, Renoir, Seurat, and Van Gogh.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Event Space
“Outdoor free. Beautiful fountain surrounded by the lake, flowers. Makes a perfect setting for photos and relaxing and walking”
  • 4 locals recommend
Garden
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Facing the Petrillo Music Shell, this open area offers additional seating for concerts & festivals. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
Event Space
“Watch the fireworks every Wednesday & Saturday night, or on the 4th of July”
  • 3 locals recommend
Street Address
“The Art Institute of Chicago is an encyclopedic art museum located in Chicago's Grant Park. It features a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“It's my own company! After only 5 months in business, my company is ranked as Chicago's TOP WALKING TOUR COMPANY (on TripAdvisor). I'm happy to offer my guests complimentary passes for my tours!”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“It's great for kids and adults. It is right on the water so you can go for a nice walk on your way and back!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great place to hang while walking Millenium Park and checking out the Bean. Day or night is fun to be at the Museum cafe. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
“Grab lunch here while visiting the Modern Wing of the Art Institute. Good food and beautiful skyline views of downtown.”
  • 1 local recommends

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