Grant Park Tours

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Proudly referred to as Chicago's "front yard," Grant Park is home to three world-class museums - the Art Institute, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Shedd Aquarium - as well as the Museum Campus, a 1995 transformation of paved areas into beautiful greenspace. It’s also among the city's loveliest and most prominent parks.

Centered between the sparkling blue waters of Lake Michigan to the east and Chicago’s stunning skyline to the west, Grant Park is a lovely open space with walking paths, elm trees, and formal rose gardens.Grant Park's centerpiece is the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, built in 1927 to provide a monumental focal point while protecting the park's breathtaking lakefront views.

Throughout the summer, Grant Park is also the site of many of the city’s largest outdoor events, including the annual Taste of Chicago, the Lollapalooza music festival, and Chicago Jazz Festival.

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Grant Park is located on the east side of Michigan, in the Loop. The park is easily accessible via bus and El trains. The park is north of the Field Museum of Natural History, John G. Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium. Across Michigan are plenty of restaurants, shops, and other Loop attractions.

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Address: 337 E. Randolph Street, Chicago 60601, USA
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Hours: Open daily
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Chicago Segway Night Tour

Take a Chicago night tour the innovative way — by Segway! Glide past illuminated landmarks in the Windy City on an eco-friendly personal transportation device. Start your 2-hour evening tour with a 30-minute orientation session, then take off along the shores of Lake Michigan. You’ll cruise to Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, Museum Campus and more. Numbers are limited to eight passengers per guide for a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Amazing Lakefront Segway in Chicago

Experience Chicago like never before on this guided, 2.5-hour, small-group Segway tour. Visit popular Grant Park and see famous Buckingham Fountain, with the Windy City skyline as the backdrop. Glide along the lakefront, taking in views of the Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, Adler Planetarium and Michigan Avenue. Guided Segway training plus the use of a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toe shoes.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Chicago's Electric Bikes at Night Tour

See Chicago light up at night with a 3-hour bicycle tour of the Windy City’s most iconic sights and neighborhoods. Follow your guide along a leisurely route, watch the Buckingham Fountain light show and take in evening views of Millennium Park and the Museum Campus. Pedal through downtown streets, capture unforgettable images of Chicago’s magnificent skyline then finish your tour in the heart of the city.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Chicago's Greatest Hits Bicycle Tour

Explore Chicago’s most iconic sites with a 2.5-hour bike tour that explores Museum Campus, parks and monuments. Follow your guide along the waterfront as you soak up the city skyline and enjoy the breeze along the easy going route. Circle the Buckingham Fountain while you learn the history of the city’s public art, parks and museums, and capture unforgettable images of the Windy City.
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there — this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With 14 strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while live commentary on board gives you insight into the city's colorful history. Don't forget to snap a selfie in front of the shiny steel bean in Millennium Park!
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Chicago Grand Half-Day Tour

Get the perfect introduction to the wealth of sights in the Windy City during this 4-hour Chicago day tour. Discover the many landmarks spanning both the city's North Side and South Side, enjoying a scenic ride along Lake Michigan on Chicago's Outer Drive along the way. You'll also have the chance to admire the city's Washington and Grant Parks, explore inside the Lincoln Park Conservatory, see Adler Planetarium and visit the iconic Wrigley Building. This Chicago in a half day tour also includes transport between all sites and tour narration.
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Art Institute of Chicago Fast Pass Admission

Explore the Art Institute, Chicago’s world-class art museum and the second-largest in the United States, with this Fast Pass Admission ticket. Situated in Grant Park, the museum’s incredible range of impressionist, post-impressionist, modern and contemporary works is near the top of the list of Chicago’s must-see sights. Among the artists on display are works by Pollack, van Gogh, Renoir, Monet and Picasso plus, plus a striking new Modern Wing and cutting edge graphic and industrial design.With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Art Institute.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Viator VIP: Willis Tower Skydeck Early Access, Trolley City Tour and Chicago River Cruise

See Chicago from several angles, including the 103rd floor of Willis (Sears) Tower, where you have early access to the Skydeck. This Viator VIP package — available nowhere else — provides a crowd-free morning overlooking city landmarks from glass-enclosed balconies. Follow up your vista with a 2-hour narrated trolley tour past Grant Park, the John Hancock Center, the Wrigley Building and more. Finish with an afternoon cruise on the Chicago River and enjoy a complimentary drink as you discover the city's distinctive skyscrapers from an architecture-savvy guide.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Chicago Grand Tour and Admission to 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory)

This Chicago grand tour covers four hours of sightseeing with admission to 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory). Get oriented to the Windy City on a coach tour that takes you along a scenic route on Lake Shore Drive, and past North Side and South Side highlights including Museum Campus, Lincoln Park, Washington Park, Grant Park and Wrigley Field. Finish on the 94th floor of the Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest landmarks, for panoramic views of the Magnificent Mile from the open-air observation deck.
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Chicago Segway Tour

Glide around Chicago and along Lake Shore Drive past Lake Michigan on your very own Segway. After a 30-minute orientation session, you’re off to see highlights of the Windy City with an expert guide. View city sights such as Navy Pier, Buckingham Fountain, Museum Campus, Millennium Park, Grant Park and more. Select a 2- or 3-hour tour in the morning or afternoon. Numbers are limited to eight passengers per guide for a personalized experience.
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City Sightseeing Chicago Hop On Hop Off Tour

See more of the Windy City with this money-saving, 2.5-hour, hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket. Enjoy informative on-board narration as you cruise by 13 Chicago landmarks including the Art Institute, Field Museum, John Hancock Building, and much more. A range of ticket validation periods, ranging from 24 to 72 hours, also help ensure maximum flexibility.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 days
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Chicago Holiday Lights Tour by Segway

Soak up the Windy City’s festive holiday feel and explore local landmarks with ease on this 2-hour Segway tour in Chicago. Hop onto your Segway and spin through Chicago’s Millennium Park to the Loop. With your guide, you'll watch skaters enjoying the ice rink, explore Michigan Avenue and admire festive displays at Macy's department store. See the German Christmas market stalls at Daley Plaza, where locals sip hot chocolate and munch 'bratwurst,' and enjoy the atmosphere beneath the city’s Christmas tree. Numbers are limited to eight for a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 120 to 135 minutes
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Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise

See Chicago from a new perspective during this 4-hour combined bus and boat excursion covering some of the city's most iconic sights. First discover Windy City landmarks such as the skyscrapers of the Loop, Grant Park, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field and the former stomping grounds of President Obama during a narrated coach tour. Then take a Chicago cruise aboard your state-of-the-art yacht, enjoying a cruise of the Chicago River that provides a unique look at the city's architecture from the water. This half-day Chicago exploration also includes hotel pickup.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Spirit of Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Make your evening in Chicago one to remember with this 3-hour luxury sunset cruise featuring dinner, sightseeing and dancing along the shores of Lake Michigan. Feast your eyes on incredible views of iconic Windy City sights like Navy Pier, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Soldier Field, then fill your belly with a bountiful all-you-can-eat buffet. Continue the celebration with a live DJ who will mix up a selection of dance favorites.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Chicago Lakefront and Museum Campus Segway Tour

Experience Chicago like never before on this guided, 2-hour, small-group Segway tour. Visit Chicago’s ‘front yard,’ the beautiful lakefront and 57-acre Museum Campus. Glide along the fragrant floral paths and rose gardens of Grant Park to famous Buckingham Fountain. Then travel along the banks of Lake Michigan, past Monroe Harbor to the Museum Campus for a breathtaking view of the city’s iconic skyline. Guided Segway training plus the use of a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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Chicago Fireworks Viewing by Segway

Experience Chicago like never before on this guided, 2-hour, small-group Segway tour. Visit popular Grant Park and see Buckingham Fountain’s breathtaking, evening light show, with an illuminated Windy City skyline as the perfect backdrop. Glide along the lakefront, then witness Chicago's weekly summer fireworks display at Navy Pier from a secret location. Guided Segway training plus the use of a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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Private Guided SUV Tour for up to 4 Guests

Experience Chicago with a private guide and seperate driver in a luxury SUV. The tour is fully customizable with different itineraries to suit your tastes and interests. Visit Wrigley Field, peruse Fulton Market, and bring your camera for famous skyline views. Then get of the beaten path and venture into local neighborhoods. This tour is ideal for visitors who value privacy and who are looking for a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Chicago Segway Art and Architectural Tour

Explore the art and architectural highlights of Chicago on a Segway during this 2-hour guided tour. This family-friendly tour takes visitors by the outdoor sculptures, landmark buildings and iconic skyline of the city. Accompanied by educational and informative commentary, this city tour saves you from hours of walking and lets you see all of Chicago's top art and architectural attractions in one tour.
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Best of Chicago Tour Including a Deep-Dish Pizza

Tour Chicago's sights aboard a luxury coach and enjoy some Chicago-style deep-dish pizza on this 5.5-hour guided tour. Visit sites like the Hancock Tower, the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Loop. Pass through neighborhoods such as Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park and Gold Coast. Top off your tour with a visit to one of Chicago's most popular pizza restaurants to sample the famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Bikes at Night Ride in Chicago

Ride a bicycle through Chicago's Museum Campus and take in the city sights during a 2.5-hour nighttime ride. View illuminated attractions and pedal along pathways to Buckingham Fountain to see its feast of lights. Finish your guided bike tour at Navy Pier and watch its legendary fireworks display reflected on Lake Michigan and the city skyline. Number of participants is limited to ensure a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Chicago Sunset Segway Tour

Spend an evening in Chicago on a Segway tour along the lakefront and through the city's popular parks. You'll enjoy views of the Chicago skyline as you glide from Millennium Park past landmarks such as Shedd Aquarium, the Buckingham Fountain, and Museum Campus.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Chicago City Lights Segway Tour

Experience Chicago like never before on this guided, 2-hour, small-group Segway tour. Visit popular Grant Park and see famous Buckingham Fountain’s breathtaking, evening light show, with an illuminated Windy City skyline as the perfect backdrop. Glide along the lakefront, taking in views of the Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field and Michigan Avenue. Guided Segway training plus the use of a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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