Best Parks of Chicago
After you’ve taken a Shoreline Sightseeing tour, stretch your legs in one of Chicago’s glorious parks! Chicago has many parks and recreational areas full of zoos, museums, gardens, golf courses, and more. You’ll find something for everyone to enjoy!
Lincoln Park used to be a cemetery on the north side of Chicago, and now it’s Chicago’s answer to Central Park. Practice your swing at the Marovitz Golf Course on Lake Michigan, or the 18-hole mini-golf course at Diversey Parkway. Catch Shakespeare in the Park at Theater on the Lake near Fullerton Parkway. If you love nature, the Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory will thrill you, while the bird sanctuary, prairie pond, and paddleboat lagoon are great places to relax.
It’s been open for only six years, but this park at the corner of Grant Park is now one of Chicago’s favorite places to be. The Crown Fountain lets you cool off on hot days, while the Cloud Gate sculpture is the perfect place for a photo op. Take in a show at the Pritzker Pavilion, where you can hear classical, Celtic, country, Latin, and Gospel music, and everything in between. In the winter, you’ll love the ice-skating rink!
Grant Park is known as Chicago’s front yard, and it takes that reputation seriously. For cultural enrichment, you’ll love the concerts at the famous Petrillo Music Shell, as well as the “Agora” sculpture. Enjoy relaxing by Buckingham Fountain, one of Chicago’s most famous landmarks (featured on the opening credits of “Married with Children”). You can see where Barack Obama had his election night rally, or where Lollapalooza takes place every year. When you’re done with the outdoors sights, don’t forget to check out the Field Museum of Natural History, or the world-famous Shedd Aquarium.
Jackson Park is famous for being the main site for the 1893 World’s Fair. You can still see remnants of the fair; the Museum of Science and Industry at the north end was built for the fair, and replicas like the Statue of the Republic at Hayes and Richards drive dot the landscape. Nature lovers will adore the Osaka Japanese Garden, as well as the quiet Douglas Nature Sanctuary with its many songbirds and seabirds.
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