Jackson Park

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The brains behind New York's Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, designed this 1055-acre park which is named in honor of President Andrew Jackson. The park was the site of the World's Columbia Exposition in 1893 -- after the fair closed, the area returned to parkland. Today, there are still reminders of the fair like the "Golden Lady" sculpture, which is a smaller version of Daniel Chester French's Statue of "The Republic," which originally stood at the foot of the Court of Honor, and the original Fine Arts Palace now houses Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Park amenities include an 18-hole golf course, inner and outer harbors, baseball, tennis courts and walking trails.