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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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One thing that amazes me about Chicago is all of the green space, and this park is an example. This park walks you along the lake with great views of the city on both sides. One... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth P
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133 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One thing that amazes me about Chicago is all of the green space, and this park is an example. This park walks you along the lake with great views of the city on both sides. One side has a great view of the navy pier as well. This is just down the street from the pier, so it's easy to... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to Navy Pier (entering from the underground tunnel off Ohio St.) and noticed this park along the water. We decided to check it out and were so glad we did. The views of the city were awesome! Made for very pretty pictures with beautiful blue Lake Michigan in the forefront. It's definitely worth checking out,... More 

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Thank Andrea B
Denver, Colorado
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 

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Thank EvBeE
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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170 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

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Thank Iulia G
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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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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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11 reviews
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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.

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Thank April W
Burglengenfeld, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
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.

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Streeterville
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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