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  Grant Park, Chicago
The main attraction in Grant Park is the Clarence Buckingham Fountain.
In 2001, Grant park was expanded to the north with the addition of the 93,000 sq m Millennium Park.
The park, bordered by East Monroe Drive, North Michigan Avenue, East Randolph street and North Columbus Drive replaces a desolate rail yard and greatly enhances the neighborhood.
www.aviewoncities.com /chicago/grantpark.htm   (373 words)

  
  Grant Park (Chicago) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grant Park is a large park (319 acres or 1.29 kmĀ²) in Chicago.
Grant Park is perhaps most famous as the scene of clashes between Chicago Police and demonstrators during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
On the western edge of Grant Park is the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the premier art museums and art schools in the United States, known especially for the extensive collection of Impressionist and American art in its many galleries, namely Grant Wood's American Gothic.
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 Chicago Park District: Grant Park
Proudly referred to as Chicago's "front yard," Grant Park is among the city's loveliest and most prominent parks.
Grant Park's centerpiece is the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, built in 1927 to provide a monumental focal point while protecting the park's breathtaking lakefront views.
Grant Park's beginnings date to 1835, when foresighted citizens, fearing commercial lakefront development, lobbied to protect the open space.
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 Grant Park, Chicago
After the Chicago Fire of 1871, ashes and rubble were pushed into the park and expanded its boundaries into Lake Michigan.
In the years after its dedication as a public space Grant Park was quickly losing ground due to erosion.
The area north of Grant Park and the Art Institute used to be an unsightly rail yard.
www.thelocaltourist.com /grantpark.htm   (442 words)

  
 Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park, Chicago - Reviews of Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park - IgoUgo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Grant Park is sometimes called Chicago's "front lawn", as it is a gathering area for the city's many summertime festivals.
Soon the prominence of Grant Park may be eclipsed by the emergence of the Millennium Park, which was designed by the architect who made Bilbao famous, Frank Gehry.
Grant Park was to be reserved as an open space for the general public instead of being greedily developed into a mishmash of industrial and commercial buildings.
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 Discount Hotels in Chicago, USA
Numerous sights of Chicago located in short range from the property are arrived at by the guests normally either through by foot or benefiting from many public transport facilities reaching all parts of the Chicago...
The Sheraton Chicago And Towers property may be easily accessed from Chicago through a number of public transport options...
The visitors as usual arrive at various places to visit of Chicago located a few steps away from the property either through by walking or benefiting from numerous public transport routes...
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 Grant Park, Chicago parks-gardens-sightseeing from Chicago Traveler
Grant Park is located between Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan and between Monroe Drive and Randolph Street.
Grant Park includes Museum Campus, consisting of the Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute and the Field Museum of Natural History.
The park was originally named Lake Park in 1847, but in 1901 it was renamed Grant Park in honor of Ulysses S. Grant.
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 PRESS RELEASE Parkways Foundation Announces 2005 Lollapalooza Dates in Chicago's Grant Park   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Referred to as the city's "front yard," Grant Park is right in the heart of downtown Chicago and is bordered on the east by Lake Michigan.
Grant Park is a beautiful green space, is convenient and accessible for attendees, and is a signature contributor to quality of life in this city.
Parkways Foundation was organized in 1994 as the philanthropic partner of the Chicago Park District to bring private investment to enrich the physical and cultural landscape of Chicago neighborhood parks.
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 City spaces, city places | Grant Park: Chicago's "open" front yard
The Grant Park area is actually a landfill made from the debris of the Great Fire of 1871.
But the history of Grant Park goes further back to 1835 that is even before the "City of Chicago" was incorporated [in 1837].
I think, one of the best things to happen to the city of Chicago was the decision to let the Grant Park area an open, clear and free space.
yochicago.com /experts/cityspaces/uncategorized/38_38   (455 words)

  
 Grant Park on Centerstage Chicago - Grant Park : , Chicago, , Recreation - Bars, Dance, Food, Restaurants, Nightclubs, ...
Grant park is often the focal point of city events like the Chicago marathon, Chicago Blues Festival, and the Taste of Chicago.
Along with the lakefront path, the park is one of the best places in the city to people-watch (you may want to hang out near Buckingham Fountain or the rose garden...the melange of tourists and businesspeople makes for an interesting afternoon).
The Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium, and Soldier Field are all located at Grant Park's south end, while the Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain and the Chicago Yacht Club are closer to the northern end.
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 Grant Park, Chicago
The Grant Park and South Michigan Avenue area attracts millions of visitors annually with its world-famed cultural institutions and its architecture by Louis Sullivan and Daniel Burnham.
Grant Park extends eastward to Lake Michigan and south to the Field Museum of Natural History, 2 miles/3km away.
Main Hall of Field Museum in Chicago with Sue, the T-Rex.
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 Chicago: Grant park festivals
The Lincoln Park Conservatory (2391 N. Stockton Dr., 312-742-7736) and Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park Ave., 312-746-5100) cultivate acres of exotic plants, flowers, cacti and trees.
Chicago Neighborhood Tours (77 E. Randolph St., 312-742-1190) offer the “City in a Garden Tour,” where you'll travel the tree-lined boulevards and numerous beautiful community gardens with a gardening expert and discover flora and landscapes from around the world.
The city's front yard, Grant Park, becomes a playground for celebrations of fine food and delectable live music nearly every summer weekend.
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 Grant Park in Chicago, IL - AOL City Guide
The 300-plus acres of Grant Park are considered by many Chicago natives to be a gem on the Lake Michigan shoreline.
And it may well be just that, but at this time last century, the park was inhabited by squatters, the city dump and rusty storage sheds.
The modern park grounds host soccer fields, volleyball courts, softball fields, tennis courts and ice skating at Daley Bicentennial Plaza (when it's frozen, of course).
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 Best Western Grant Park Hotel Chicago Illinois
So whether you are visiting Chicago for business, pleasure, or for both, stay in the heart of the city.
The summer festivals in Grant Park and the attractions at Navy Pier are close by.
We offer valet parking with in/out privileges and when in-season you'll be able to enjoy our outdoor pool and patio.
www.chicagofun.com /hotels-motels/hotelinfo/3526.html   (581 words)

  
 Grant Park - Chicago | Illinois Walks
Preview: A gleaming 319-acre jewel on the downtown lakefront, Grant Park is rich in Chicago history and offers some of the most magnificent views of the downtown skyline around.
The park features places of quiet solitude within a stone’s throw of the Loop, mind-expanding experiences at world-class museums, and the incredible excitement of Soldier Field.
Grant Park is also the center of 24 miles of uninterrupted parkland on Lake Michigan’s shoreline.
www.trails.com /tcatalog_trail.asp?TrailID=XFA013-002   (170 words)

  
 Map of Chicago Center, Grant Park - Aaccessmaps.com
Most upscale Chicago hotels are located on the north side, The Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Hilton and most others.
CHICAGO, located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, is the county seat of Cook County.
For many years, it was the second largest American city in population, but in 1982 it dropped to third, overtaken by Los Angeles.
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 Chicago Hotel Near Grant Park | Essex Inn
Chicago's Essex Inn is located on Michigan Avenue, right across the street from Grant Park.
Chicago's Essex Inn is located on the corner of 8th Street and Michigan Avenue.
On the Stevenson (Route 55), continue on the Stevenson as it merges with Lake Shore Drive.
www.essexinn.com /hotel_near_grant_park.html   (353 words)

  
 Chicago Children's Museum moving to Grant Park | Crain's Chicago Business
The museum, currently at Navy Pier, is moving to a new building at the northeast corner of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive in Grant Park, officials announced Wednesday.
Wednesday’s announcement is the culmination of expansion plan effort started nearly a year ago as Peter England, CEO and president of the Chicago Children’s Museum, examined ways to get more space.
England announced he was eyeing Grant Park as a potential new home.
www.chicagobusiness.com /cgi-bin/news.pl?id=22245   (292 words)

  
 Chicago City Hotels - Best Western Grant Park Chicago - USA Hotel Reservations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Also, if your passport will be within six months of expiration while you're traveling, you may want to get a new passport since some countries now require that your passport must be valid six months after your return to your native place.
Hotel Details"Perfect for vacations or weekends" Click photo to view The Best Western Grant Park is a tourist class hotel located in downtown Chicago across from Grant Park, 18 miles from O'Hare International Airport.
Best Western Grant Park is located on the left hand side.
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 eBay - grant park chicago, Postcards Paper, Historical Memorabilia items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Grant Park Concert Chicago Illinois IL 1945 Postcard
Skyline of Chicago Illinois from Grant Park Postcard
Independence Eve At Grant Park with the Chicago Park..
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 Essex Inn Grant Park - Chicago, IL - Essex Inn Grant Park Rates and Reviews - SideStep
The recently renovated Essex Inn is an intimate hotel located in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue; across from Grant Park and Lake Michigan.
The pool terrace extends onto the rooftop garden and is softened with the addition of an exotic Brazilian hardwood deck that overlooks Grant Park; Lake Michigan and Chicago`s famous skyline.
After dinner; light fare is served in the Bar until closing.An intimate setting for your group function; the Essex Inn has the ideal facilities for your meetings and group activities.
www.sidestep.com /hotels-rates-h15472-essex_inn_grant_park_chicago_il   (422 words)

  
 priceline.com: Hotels/Chicago/The Loop - Grant Park
With priceline, staying comfortably at your favourite The Loop - Grant Park hotel is a simple mouse-click away.
From the architectural masterpieces of the 19th Century to the modern sculptures of the 20th, the Loop is the cultural and business center of Chicago.
Grant Park is a great place for jogging and the perfect vantage point for taking in the city skyline.
hotels.priceline.com /hotels/chicago/the-loop---grant-park.html   (200 words)

  
 Chicago Blues Festival on Centerstage Chicago - Chicago Blues Festival : Grant Park, Chicago, , Recreation, Festivals & ...
Chicago Blues Festival on Centerstage Chicago - Chicago Blues Festival : Grant Park, Chicago,, Recreation, Festivals & Fairs - Chicago City Life in Chicago, Illinois
For complete coverage of the Chicago Blues Festival, please visit the new www.ChicagoBluesFestival.org or the Official City of Chicago website here.
Chicago Blues Festival was mentioned in these articles...
centerstage.net /recreation/chicagoblues.html   (222 words)

  
 Grant Park - Chicago Screensaver for Windows - Download it Today!
The Grant Park - Chicago Screensaver for Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, Me, 2000, and XP.
A recreational area in the middle of downtown Chicago - such is Grant Park.
This screensaver lets you virtually wander around this oasis in the normally bustling city of Chicago.
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 Best Western Grant Park|Chicago - Read the OpenView on Best Western Grant Park - know what the web knows about Best ...
Also nearby: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago School Of Professional Psychology, and Mundelein College Loyola Univ.
"This hotel is located in Chicago across from Grant Park Bandshell, a quarter of a mile from Soldier Field and 18 miles from O’Hare International Airport.
Guest rooms include park or lake views, a modem line, remote controlled tv and a complimentary newspaper.
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 Best Western Grant Park - Chicago Hotel Reservations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Best Western Grant Park stands across from Grant Park in downtown Chicago, Ill. This hotel is three blocks away from Lake Michigan's Lakefront Running Path and the Spertus Museum of Judaica.
Within one-half mile of the property are the Chicago Loop business district, Soldier Field and Museum Campus Chicago.
Recreational amenities include a fitness center with cardiovascular equipment and a seasonal outdoor pool and sundeck overlooking Grant Park.
www.hotels.com /property.jsp?property=13826   (274 words)

  
 Chicago - Grant Park - The Spearman on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic's mounted warriors, erected in 1928 at the Congress Plaza entrance to Grant park, are known as "The Spearman" and "The Bowman".
The statues were cast at the artist's studio in Zagreb, he eventually moved to the US.
Mestrovic's remains were brought from the United States to Croatia and are presently in the family Mausoleum in Otavice, Drnis, Croatia.
www.flickr.com /photos/wallyg/170873220   (398 words)

  
 Best Western Grant Park Hotel in Chicago, USA
The hotel is at short range from outstanding Chicago attractions for instance Shedd Aquarium and Art Institute of Chicago.
In addition, Art Institute and Grant Park are in immediate vicinity from Best Western Grant Park’s doorsteps.
The Best Western Grant Park is positioned in the district encompassed by the Chicago-O'Hare International airport.
www.usa-chicago-hotels.com /best_western_grant_park.html   (317 words)

  
 A grand time awaits you at a Grant Park Chicago hotel.
A grand time awaits you at a Grant Park Chicago hotel.
Directly across the street from Grant Park, the Best Western Grant Park is a Chicago hotel focused on making your visit a fun and successful one.
Limited Valet Parking change this to Valet Parking (At a nominal nightly fee/Space is limited)
www.bwgrantparkhotel.com /html/grant-park-chicago-hotels.asp   (162 words)

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