Luxury Car Rentals Chicago and Grant Park
Did you know that the city of Chicago has a "front yard" for visitors and local residents to enjoy? Spanning more than 319 acres of cityscape, Grant Park is proudly referred to as Chicago's front yard facility, hosting a number of exciting events and festivals every year. Protected since 1835 by what was original the Town of Chicago, Grant Park is named in honor of the American Civil War General and United States President Ulysses S. Grant. Home to a handful of exciting cultural features, this large green space provides luxury car rental travelers with an enticing vacation diversion. From museums and artwork to annual celebrations and demonstrations, you'll find it all on the Grant Park grounds. No vacation to the Windy City would be complete without an afternoon lounging around the park, so what are you waiting for? Pack up your luxury car rental and prepare to explore one of Chicago's crowning public features.
Open Your Mind with a Walk in the Park
Grant Park has always been a popular tourist attraction in Chicago, but now so more than ever. A number of popular tourist attractions are located within the park, including the Adler Planetarium, the field Museum of Natural History and the Shedd Aquarium. The park is also home to the newly constructed Millennium Park. What makes Grant Park so unique is the city's adamant refusal to develop cultural institutions on the park. The above buildings were only recently added to the park, and even so, they are designed to infringe very little on the parks natural beauty. A number of stunning statues are also located throughout the park, drawing attention to the city's long and illustrious past. Based on the general layout of French parks, Grant Park boasts a cunning geometrical design, consisting of a series of bridges and walkways. These help divide the park into separate sections, each decorated with its own mix of statuary and vegetation. Luxury car rental customers are encouraged to pose for pictures in front of popular park monuments including the large statue of Abraham Lincoln. Other prominent features include the Buckingham Fountain and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Some Accidents are Blessings in Disguise
When the Chicago Tunnel Company began excavations on the city's underground network they faced a problem; what was to become of all the access earth? For lack of a better solution, the company decided to dump the excavated excess into Lake Michigan, filling a large section of the bay. This strange twist of fate eventually resulted in the creation of Lake Park in 1844. Further landfill practices after the Great Chicago Fire further extended the park, building up the basis for Grant Park. Luxury car rental customers are often surprised to learn that this beautiful park place is actually built atop mounds of unwanted waste, but in some ways it suits the city of Chicago. The Windy City has always tried to make the most of everything it has, and Grant Park is a true symbol of that conviction. Luxury car rental customers are encouraged to take part in a number of city festivals which are celebrated inside the park annually. These include The Taste of Chicago, the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival and Lollapalooza. Grant Park is also known for hosting the Chicago Bulls championship party after a winning season.
The city of Chicago proudly supports a number of exciting park spaces. If you would like to learn more about these outstanding green spaces please feel free to log onto the Chicago Park District website at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com. Luxury car rental customers can find Grant Park between Randolph Street and Roosevelt Road just east of Michigan Avenue. The park is open daily and admission is always free (unless a festival states otherwise).
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