Welcome to Grant Park, Chicago’s front yard. This is perhaps the most famous gateway from Lake Michigan’s shores to the beautiful city of Chicago. It’s known for its gardens, walkways, and fountains – the modern addition called Millennium Park, and a world-renowned museum complex.
The museums here include the Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Field Museum. All three are fantastic attractions perfect for Chicago student tours. They’re educational, comprehensive, and completely fascinating.
The fountains in Grant Park and its addition, Millennium Park, are famous Chicago hot spots. Kids love their refreshing water in the hot summer months. Adults and tourists love the various artistic designs. The Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain is a centerpiece to Grant Park and more traditional in design with a beautiful light and water display while Millennium Park offers Crown Fountain with digital displays of Chicago faces appearing to actually pour the water from their puckered mouths.
Grant Park developed from the efforts of concerned citizens anxious to protect the lake-front space from overdevelopment. Their efforts paid off in this beautiful front yard where Chicago’s artistic skyline towers over quiet paths and walkways.
(photo by jetzenpolis on Flickr)