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Chicago Segway Night Tour
"You'll see all the famous Chicago sights light up for the night Buckingham Fountain Navy Pier Lake Michigan and more. The tour begins with a 30-minute orientation session then you'll be cruising on your Segway along Lake Michigan through Grant Park and the Museum Campus.There are fantastic photo opportunities plus you will receive a great orientation of Chicago from the informative commentary highlighting the city's past and present history and stories.The two-hour evening tours are limited to just eight passengers so you can count on having a great
From $65.00
 
Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 14 stops to start your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago and listen to live commentary through provided earphones to find out fun facts about the city and its iconic architecture. 

The full circuit takes about about 2 hours but you can hop off and back on as many times as you like within a 24- 48- or 72-hour period depending on option selected when booking. Buses run regularly giving you flexibility to discover the city at your leisure. The bus route takes you through Grant Park
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Chicago Segway Tour
"The tour begins with a 30 minute training session. You'll glide from the peninsula through Museum Campus to the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. Then you'll cruise along Lakeshore Drive at the edge of Lake Michigan all the way to Millennium Park a the Lincoln statue Buckingham Fountain and of course ride the coolest machine in the world the entire time! As you cruise along Lake Michigan through Grant Park and the Museum Campus you will receive a great orientation informative historical and current-day information
From $65.00

Grant Park - Buckingham Fountain Tips (62)

Buckingham Fountain day and night is gorgeous

its sort of a shame that this gorgeous fountain is most well know for the show married with children .. it is huge and just beautiful ..with the city in the background. It is a great place to sit and...
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chattygirl7491
Sep 23, 2016

Buckingham Fountain

Clarence F. Buckingham Memorial Fountain, one of the largest in the world, It operates 8 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, typically from April to mid-October, depending on weather. Times are subject to...
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apbeaches
Nov 08, 2014

The spectacular Buckingham Fountain of Chicago

One of its famous attractions at the Grand Park is the Buckingham Fountain which was built in 1927 in honor of Clarence Buckingham. The design was inspired by a fountain found in Versailles Palace in...
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kharmencita
Dec 24, 2012

Agora

In the southwest corner of Grant Park, there's an art installation by Magdalena Abakanowicz, a sculptor from Poland. It's fun to wander about the headless...
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afowles
Feb 18, 2011

Museum Campus

the museum campus is one of the major things to do in the huge grant park and south loop area and is located in the southern section of the grant park area near the soldier's field and is near the...
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machomikemd
Nov 12, 2010

The Famous Buckingham Fountain

is one of the major highlights in walking or strolling the huge grant park area and is right in the middle of it at provides a panoramic bonanza plus is one of the largest outdoor fountains with...
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machomikemd
Nov 12, 2010

The Huge Grant Park

this huge park is a landmark is chicago and is a sprawling area fronting the lake michigan area (known as the lake front as locals would say) and is named after Civil War Hero and former President and...
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machomikemd
Nov 12, 2010

Buckingham Fountain

The Fountain which is located in Grant Park is consider one of the biggest fountain in the world and most popular attractions in Chicago. The four sea horses on its sides represent the four states...
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winnietankl
Nov 01, 2009

Buckingham Fountain

A lot of people want to view this iconic Chicago landmark because of the association with the film "Married with Children". I personally never watched it but this fountain is quite spectacular. From...
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jo104
Sep 03, 2009

Top 10-Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain had a major multi million dollar facelift in 2008/2009 and was reopened in April 2009.Buckingham Fountain is one of the most recognizable symbols of Chicago, both because of it's...
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Dabs
Apr 26, 2009

Public art-Ivan Mestrovic's Spearman and Bowman

Most Chicagoans know the names of the more famous artists who have public sculptures in Chicago, Picasso, Calder and Chagall and perhaps even Miro but even given the prominent location of The Spearman...
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Dabs
Aug 24, 2008

Movie Magic in the Park

In Grant Park there is a fountain which has a fair amount of notoriety. The Buckingham Fountain is a very large, multi-leveled fountain right near Lake Michigan. It has been featured in several...
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HasTowelWillTravel
May 26, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Grant Park - Buckingham Fountain

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Chicago Architecture Foundation - CAF

Open House October 17-18, 2015 Chicago has joined a number of other international cities in offering an Open House weekend, the 5th Open House weekend was October 17-18, 2015. The Open House is free...
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Center is the home for more than 200 live concerts a year -- orchestras, recitals, jazz, superstar guest artists, visiting orchestras, and more. I went there for Argentinian tango the other...
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Art Institute

A very large impressive art museaum .. one of the countries finest .. nice selection of some famous art ... go when you can spend the day .. I believe Thursdays have extended hours. I really...
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Harold Washington Library

I find Libraries are often interesting ... the architecture .. the art ect. . The floor is lovely and some interesting art. a lot is very dark .. my favorite is the pieces on loan from Vetrans...
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Millennium Park

Millennium Park ... love the fountain .. the bean .. the people watching .. never saw so many people doing selfies. some come for formal pics .. great place to hang out just watch people. Never got...
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Buddy Guy's Legends

If you are fortunate enough to be planning a trip to Chicago for January, check Ticketmaster for Buddy Guy's annual headlining weekend events at his own club: Legend's. It is the best $30 that you'll...
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Getting to Grant Park - Buckingham Fountain

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500 S Lake Shore Dr

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  • Sunday 06:00 to 23:00
  • Monday 06:00 to 23:00
  • Tuesday 06:00 to 23:00
  • Wednesday 06:00 to 23:00
  • Thursday 06:00 to 23:00
  • Friday 06:00 to 23:00
  • Saturday 06:00 to 23:00

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