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Daley Plaza

The Loop, Chicago
  • The folks at Explore Chicago and Time Out Chicago like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Explore Chicago
    "Richard J. Daley Center."(2 Tips)
    Jamie I.
    "Love the Picasso sculpture!"(2 Tips)
    Merrie B.
    "For the love of god, please don't feed or chase the pigeons."(2 Tips)
    Charles E.
    "Nice for a stroll to think about the perils of Jake Blues."(2 Tips)
49 Tips and reviews
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  • picasso sculpture
  • pigeons
  • people watching
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  • Karl J.
    Karl Jacobsen1 week ago
    Kristkindle market
  • Vietvet52
    Hanging out
  • Chris H.
    Chris HankenNovember 26, 2016
    You can access Chicago's Pedway here & it connects with Block 37.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniSeptember 22, 2016
    Nothing was really going on here.
  • Vera C D.
    Vera C DeGiorgioAugust 18, 2016
    Farmers Market ever Thursday!!
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJanuary 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Jamie I.
    Jamie IacobucciJanuary 19, 2016
    Love the Picasso sculpture!
  • Diego F.
    Diego FDecember 1, 2015
    Really nice Christmas market this time of the year
  • Faithe M.
    Faithe MasonJune 4, 2015
    Great place to people watch and enjoy the scenery.
  • Raed M.
    Raed MansourAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Farmer's markets, sidewalk sales, concerts, and protestors...just a real interesting time!
  • Joanne G.
    Joanne GMay 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of summer events!
  • Ng F.
    Ng FabNovember 27, 2013
    Tree lighting #holidayseason
  • Steven V.
    Steven VanceOctober 19, 2013
    Sit down, use the wifi, and watch everyone walk by. Note how the Picasso doubles as a slide.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SudzusSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    What a view
  • Pekky M.
    Pekky MarquezAugust 15, 2013
    Mental note to self: I shall get half of my veggies at the farmers market.
  • jonas
    jonasAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No mace allowed. Guy in front of me tried to bring some in.
  • Rick F.
    Rick FoxJuly 31, 2013
    You spend a lot of money at this place. Best thing I can say is avoid at all cost.
  • Nedra C.
    Nedra ColemanJuly 23, 2013
    Watching a fashion show with Veronica
  • Brittney G.
    Brittney GaultMarch 27, 2013
    Stop having protests at Daley Plaza for the sake of protesting...
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AggenMarch 7, 2013
    The plaza Richard Kimbel walks through before entering the parade in The Fugitive.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AggenMarch 4, 2013
    The location of the famous chases scene climax in the Blues Brothers.
  • Lina G.
    Lina GonzoSeptember 24, 2012
    Lots and lots of history happened in this Plaza.
  • Merrie B.
    Merrie BuntAugust 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    For the love of god, please don't feed or chase the pigeons.
  • Shay A.
    Shay AtkinsAugust 14, 2012
    If you dont get here early, expect long lines & employee attitudes!
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanJuly 26, 2012
    Simply Thalia at Daley farmers market
  • Adam R.
    Adam RoweMay 18, 2012
    Tom Morello did not disappoint! Great public gathering place!
  • Keenan B.
    Keenan BroweJanuary 19, 2012
    Wintertime: pigeons all up in the fire on the east side.
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 15, 2012
    Nice for a stroll to think about the perils of Jake Blues.
  • LaTosha J.
    LaTosha JohnsonNovember 23, 2011
    Go to Christkindlmarket and get the Lentil soup you will not be sorry! It is ridiculously good! :)
  • venessa t.
    venessa tarbellNovember 17, 2011
    Farmer's market, Chicagoween, Christkindlmarket... there are often free, fun activities in the plaza!
  • John M.
    John MooreOctober 15, 2011
    Great resting point around the holidays at the those feet.
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoSeptember 14, 2011
    We hope that Superman doesn't run into Lex Luthor at Daley Plaza, in the shadow of Picasso's untitled sculpture.
  • Carl L.
    Carl LoganSeptember 9, 2011
    Bears Rally
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    I think the Picasso sculpture looks like a baboon, but maybe it is supposed to be his Afghan hound.
  • Quique M.
    Quique MaganaJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Patience is key.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HolingerMay 16, 2011
    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
  • Deden P.
    Deden PerdanaNovember 14, 2010
    Very fantastic
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoSeptember 24, 2010
    Daley Plaza does its yearly transformation into holiday central, with staples like mask decorating, a costume contest and a farmers’ market. Read more
  • Mary G.
    Mary GazzeMay 30, 2010
    You don't need to go to a museum to see a Picasso. There is a sculpture right in this town square.
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RubinMay 25, 2010
    Get a kabab at the Chicago Turkish Festival Read more
  • Tim R.
    Tim RiceMarch 14, 2010
    Chicago Critical Mass, fun urban bike ride, last Friday of every month at 6pm. One less car! Read more
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 1, 2010
    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
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  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 1, 2010
    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
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 1, 2010
    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
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 1, 2010
    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
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 1, 2010
    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
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 1, 2010
    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
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 1, 2010
    The Chicago Picasso was the first monumental modern sculpture to be placed in the Loop. Read more
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 1, 2010
    Sculptor Pablo Picasso never named his sculpture – nor did he ever explain what it represents. Read more
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