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Daley Plaza

Plaza · The Loop
50 W Washington St (btwn Clark St & Dearborn St), Chicago, IL 60602, United States
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    Jamie I.
    "Love the Picasso sculpture!"(13 Tips)
    LaTosha J.
    "Christkindlmarket and get the Lentil soup"(2 Tips)
    Merrie B.
    "For the love of god, please don't feed or chase the pigeons."(2 Tips)
    Explore Chicago
    "Jake Blues famously says of Daley Plaza"(2 Tips)
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  • Scott Kleinberg

    It's a nice place to stop for a photo, and, if it's not too cold, the marble benches are a comfortable spot to rest.

    Scott Kleinberg · 3 weeks ago
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  • Jamie I.

    Love the Picasso sculpture!

    Jamie Iacobucci · 3 weeks ago
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  • Diego F.

    Really nice Christmas market this time of the year

    Diego Fernández · December 1, 2015
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  • Faithe M.

    Great place to people watch and enjoy the scenery.

    Faithe Mason · June 4, 2015
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  • Wrigley F.

    Ernie Banks bronze statue will be at Daley Plaza until Saturday, January 31, 2015. Sculpted by Lou Cella, it was first unveiled at Wrigley Field in April 2008.

    Wrigley Fielder · January 28, 2015
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  • Raed M.

    Farmer's markets, sidewalk sales, concerts, and protestors...just a real interesting time!

    Raed Mansour · August 10, 2014
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  • Joanne G.

    Lots of summer events!

    Joanne G · May 2, 2014
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  • Ng F.

    Tree lighting #holidayseason

    Ng Fab · November 27, 2013
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  • Steven V.

    Sit down, use the wifi, and watch everyone walk by. Note how the Picasso doubles as a slide.

    Steven Vance · October 19, 2013
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  • Mark S.

    What a view

    Mark Sudzus · September 21, 2013
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  • Pekky M.

    Mental note to self: I shall get half of my veggies at the farmers market.

    Pekky Marquez · August 15, 2013
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  • jonas

    No mace allowed. Guy in front of me tried to bring some in.

    jonas · August 1, 2013
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  • Rick F.

    You spend a lot of money at this place. Best thing I can say is avoid at all cost.

    Rick Fox · July 31, 2013
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  • Nedra C.

    Watching a fashion show with Veronica

    Nedra Coleman · July 23, 2013
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  • Brittney G.

    Stop having protests at Daley Plaza for the sake of protesting...

    Brittney Gault · March 27, 2013
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  • Amanda A.

    The plaza Richard Kimbel walks through before entering the parade in The Fugitive.

    Amanda Aggen · March 7, 2013
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  • Amanda A.

    The location of the famous chases scene climax in the Blues Brothers.

    Amanda Aggen · March 4, 2013
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  • Lina G.

    Lots and lots of history happened in this Plaza.

    Lina Gonzo · September 24, 2012
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  • Merrie B.

    For the love of god, please don't feed or chase the pigeons.

    Merrie Bunt · August 14, 2012
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  • Shay A.

    If you dont get here early, expect long lines & employee attitudes!

    Shay Atkins · August 14, 2012
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  • Mitch L.

    Watch out for grifters.

    Mitch Lopez · August 6, 2012
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  • Vincent T.

    Simply Thalia at Daley farmers market

    Vincent Tan · July 26, 2012
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  • Adam R.

    Tom Morello did not disappoint! Great public gathering place!

    Adam Rowe · May 18, 2012
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  • Keenan B.

    Wintertime: pigeons all up in the fire on the east side.

    Keenan Browe · January 19, 2012
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  • Charles E.

    Nice for a stroll to think about the perils of Jake Blues.

    Charles Edge · January 15, 2012
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  • LaTosha J.

    Go to Christkindlmarket and get the Lentil soup you will not be sorry! It is ridiculously good! :)

    LaTosha Johnson · November 23, 2011
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  • venessa t.

    Farmer's market, Chicagoween, Christkindlmarket... there are often free, fun activities in the plaza!

    venessa tarbell · November 17, 2011
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  • John M.

    Great resting point around the holidays at the Market...rest those feet.

    John Moore · October 15, 2011
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  • Explore Chicago

    We hope that Superman doesn't run into Lex Luthor at Daley Plaza, in the shadow of Picasso's untitled sculpture.

    Explore Chicago · September 14, 2011
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  • Carl L.

    Bears Rally

    Carl Logan · September 9, 2011
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  • Kirstjen L.

    I think the Picasso sculpture looks like a baboon, but maybe it is supposed to be his Afghan hound.

    Kirstjen Lorenz · July 31, 2011
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  • Quique M.

    Patience is key.

    Quique Magana · July 22, 2011
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  • Chris H.

    Grab a sandwich at Hannah's Bretzel and walk down here to enjoy the people watching when the weather's good. (via Scoville) Read more

    Chris Holinger · May 16, 2011
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  • Deden P.

    Very fantastic

    Deden Perdana · November 14, 2010
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  • Time Out Chicago

    Daley Plaza does its yearly transformation into holiday central, with staples like mask decorating, a costume contest and a farmers’ market. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · September 24, 2010
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  • Mary G.

    You don't need to go to a museum to see a Picasso. There is a sculpture right in this town square.

    Mary Gazze · May 30, 2010
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  • Rachel R.

    Get a kabab at the Chicago Turkish Festival Read more

    Rachel Rubin · May 25, 2010
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  • Tim R.

    Chicago Critical Mass, fun urban bike ride, last Friday of every month at 6pm. One less car! Read more

    Tim Rice · March 14, 2010
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  • Explore Chicago

    In "The Lake House" (2006), A climatic scene between Kate (Sandra Bullock) and Alex (Keanu Reeves) was shot in Daley Plaza, under Picasso's untitled sculpture. Read more

    Explore Chicago · February 1, 2010
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  • Explore Chicago

    In "The Blues Brothers", Jake & Elwood Blues (John Belushi & Dan Ackroyd) crash their Bluesmobile through the plate glass windows of the Richard J. Daley Center. Read more

    Explore Chicago · February 1, 2010
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  • Explore Chicago

    Actors John Belushi & Dan Ackroyd offered to donate $50,000 to charity in exchange for getting permission from then Mayor Jane Byrne, to crash their Bluesmobile through the Daley Center's lobby. Read more

    Explore Chicago · February 1, 2010
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  • Explore Chicago

    As Jake Blues famously says of Daley Plaza, "That's where they got that Picasso." Picasso's untitled sculpture was given, by the artist, as a gift to the people of Chicago in 1966. Read more

    Explore Chicago · February 1, 2010
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  • Explore Chicago

    Made entirely of Cor-Ten steel (which gives the sculpture and the Daley Center their unique rust color), Picasso's sculpture weighs a whopping 160 tons. That’s 320,000 pounds! Read more

    Explore Chicago · February 1, 2010
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  • Explore Chicago

    Although Picasso designed the sculpture in his home country, the Chicago Picasso was fabricated not too far from Chicago – at the U.S. Steel Company in Gary, Indiana. Read more

    Explore Chicago · February 1, 2010
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  • Explore Chicago

    The Chicago Picasso was the first monumental modern sculpture to be placed in the Loop. Read more

    Explore Chicago · February 1, 2010
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  • Explore Chicago

    Sculptor Pablo Picasso never named his sculpture – nor did he ever explain what it represents. Read more

    Explore Chicago · February 1, 2010
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