Grant Park

Nicknamed “Chicago’s Front Yard” for its prominent placement on Lake Michigan in the city’s central business district, Grant Park contains some of Chicago’s most iconic attractions within its 319 acres, including Millenium Park, Buckingham Fountain, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

First designated as “Lake Park” in 1844, Grant Park has undergone many transformations since then, from using debris from the 1871 Chicago Fire to expand its footprint, to being the home field of the Chicago Cubs, to what it has become today: the most popular public gathering space in the great city of Chicago.