Grant Park

As you are planning your class trip to Chicago, you may want to visit Grant Park. The team can explore a variety of attractions and also participate in outdoor activities. Pupils of all ages will enjoy this entertaining destination.

The class will find attractions such as the Museum Campus, Millennium Park, Maggie Daily Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Congress Plaza, and the Buckingham Fountain. The Buckingham fountain is the centerpiece of Grant Park and is known to be one of the world’s largest fountains. It was dedicated in 1927 as a gift to the city from Kate Sturges in memory of her brother Clarence. There are water displays that run every 20 minutes and a light and water display after dark. Museum Campus is 57 acres and is located on the Southeastern end of the park. There are three museums that are dedicated to the natural sciences which are the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum of Natural History and Shedd Aquarium. Adler Planetarium has fascinating interactive exhibits and live sky shows for participants to enjoy.

The Art Institute of Chicago was built in 1893 and is one of the premier art museums and art schools in the United States. The location is known for its extensive collection of Impressionist and American Art. Your class will find works such as A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, and Grand Wood’s American Gothic. There are other facilities at the park for participants to visit such as the Grant Park – Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Company, Grant Park – Juicy Jays, Grant Park – Kilwin’s Chocolate, and the Grant Park – Prairie Café.