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Milton Lee Olive Park

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Address: 500 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-3779
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+1 312-744-6635

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Great quiet park near Navy Pier

This is a little suprise park near one of the biggest areas of Chicago - Navy Pier. It is on a point and gives one of the most spectacular views of the Chicago skyline. It is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2017
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a little suprise park near one of the biggest areas of Chicago - Navy Pier. It is on a point and gives one of the most spectacular views of the Chicago skyline. It is a Memorial Park to Milton Lee Olive who was a Medial of Honor recipient. When we were there it was a cold day. Lots... More 

Thank EvBeE
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This little slip of natural Lake Michigan beach at the base of Lake Point Tower, offers a spectacular view of the skyline of East Streetervile without floating in the Lake.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I'm baffled as to how this place has a rating below 5 stars. If I could, I would give it 10! When I think of a park, I think of a pretty large wooded area; however, Milton Lee Olive Park is pretty much a strip along the water to the left of the Navy Pier craziness. Even though small, it... More 

Thank Iulia G
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is a lovely park set near Navy Pier. On a pretty day, this is a beautiful walk and well worth the time as the views are beautiful.

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Exile in Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We just happened upon this little park as we were heading to Navy Pier. Compared to the bustle of many other well-known parks and attractions, this was a quiet peaceful spot. There is a nice walkway and we saw several people walking their dogs. Down below is a small sandy beach. It wasn't swimming weather, but there were people enjoying... More 

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Bolivar, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

We chose this beach because of its' proximity to Navy pier. We went early- maybe 8 am and there was hardly anyone there- just a few people with dogs (this was a Saturday). It was a nice beach with kids because it was smaller and easy to keep an eye on our kids. This was the only beach we went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful views of Chicago skyline. Very nice walk, quiet, peaceful. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to take in breathtaking views.

Thank April W
Burglengenfeld, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

This park is in every aspect a counterpoint to the citylife just a stone throw away. Wide, open, green, deserted, silent, contemplative. Great view of the skyline. If you need a timeout of the city, come here.

Thank Katerle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

Asked my gf to marry me in olive park last week one of my favorite spots in Chicago as far as beautiful parks that over look the city go place is amazing love it

Thank Titansar
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Olive Park is a bit out of the way and not really accessible by car but if you are down by Navy Pier or Oak Street Beach it is worth a walk. The park is just north of Navy Pier and extends out along Lake Michigan with great views of the city. Pluses are that the park is usually not... More 

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Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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