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Daley Bicentennial Plaza, Chicago

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4.2/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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  • This square is located in the loop, between Michigan and the Lake. part of Maggie Daley Park, named after the woman who was for a long time the first lady and the renovation and redevelopment of this area began in 2009 and they went on for a few years. Today everything is subsumed in a nice Park where you can do different activities. Specifically in the square there is a large fountain and two large sculptures. Always many children for the many tasks you can do
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  • Sorry, but the Plaza was covered with food stands. All of it. You know, the beauty of the location is the free space with the fountain, etc. They have shot themselves in the foot. 
  • The plaza has many performances throughout the year. Today there was a small group performing. Kids were also enjoying cooling off in the fountain. Highlight of the plaza is the Picasso. 
  • I loved exploring Maggie Daley Park and I definitely want to go back again! It's a beautiful park right on Lake Michigan, connected to Millennium Park by a cool ribbon-looking bridge that goes across the freeway. (Millennium Park is the location of the iconic "Bean" statue, among other things.) Maggie Daley is where you go to play, though. There is a huge, AMAZING playground that is big enough for adults as well as kids, a big bouncy bridge, a smaller playground for the little tots, rock climbing facilities and more. It's a must-visit for tourists and residents alike!
  • My sons and I have been to a lot of parks across the country. This park is hands down the best park we have visited. Chicago has a way of doing Parks like no other city. The scaled play structures, the water features, the epic slides. We spent hours moving through this complex. They had a ball. There is no commercial junk. Pure fun! Bravo.
  • Probably the best park I've been to in America. Great play ground. It can get crowded, and that might make it stressful, but a great park. It has really fun slides and great themes for kids to use their imaginations and explore.
  • I love that this urban park packs so much. Winding paved paths, ice skating/rollerblading ribbon/ climbing wall, picnic tables, green lawns for lounging and native "wild" plantings for the birds & butterflies. Not to mention fantastic age specific play areas that make adults envious. All atop Styrofoam upon the roof of a parking garage. A triumph of urban planning. And a lovely space to unwind after work and weekends. All with a view of the lake and Chicago skyline.
  • Seasonal ice skating on the ribbon was a fun change from more traditional skating rinks, especially outdoors in the shadow of Chicago's majestic skyscrapers. I recommend bringing your own skates if possible to avoid the long lines for skate rentals. It would be worthwhile to plan your trip around the times that the Zamboni will be resurfacing the ice, which can take a little while. Obviously the best time to get on the ice is right afterwards, as it can get rough rather quickly if there are a lot of people on the ribbon. I've been several times and enjoyed each visit thoroughly! In the summer, the park has lots of great play areas for kids.
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