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Hours:
6am-11pm daily

When to Go:
Always Free and Open Year Round

Seasonal Information:
Open All Year

Millennium Park

Quick Facts

  • Chicago Millennium Park is always free.
  • This Chicago Park is centrally located and is near much public transit.
  • Millennium Park Chicago offers a variety of activities for the whole family from ice skating to dining, to sculptural landmarks.

Address:
103 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602
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Overall:
4.4
Location:
5
Information:
4
Fun Factor:
4

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Tour Review : Millennium Park


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
4.35
Location:
5
Information:
4
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Millennium Park - Futuristic, artsy and awesome

I'm not sure what I expected from Millennium Park, but I have to say it was one of the most pleasant surprises from my trip to Chicago. Futuristic, creative and scenic all at once, Millennium Park is a great example of how culturally-forward the city of Chicago is.  

Millennium Park is the perfect addition to the Art District of Chicago. Between the futuristic Pritzker Pavilion Amphitheatre, “the Bean” statue that is sure to mess with your mind, and the Thousand Faces of Chicago statues, there are a number of ways to keep yourself entertained at Millennium Park.

In particular, the Thousand Faces of Chicago Statues were an unexpected attraction that I hadn't heard of until I passed through the park. Basically, there are two tall brick statues standing about 20 or 30 ft. apart, with close-up images of faces of people from Chicago projected on to them that are constantly changing. However, you MUST watch out for the statues – one moment you’re transfixed by the image of a human face, the next you’re getting water “spit” at you. (No, seriously.) If the faces start to pucker up, jump out of the way.

The Bean is probably the most popular attraction in Millennium Park, and with good reason. I thought this would be a lame attraction that didn't make sense sitting in the middle of Chicago; when you see it, you'll agree that it fits right in with the futuristic, modern vibe of this Chicago park.

Another cool thing about Millennium Park is that it’s right next to the Art Institute of Chicago, so you can make an afternoon out of it and see a different side of the Windy City.

The Park is open year-round, and there are plenty of tables to people-watch under trees, read a book or just enjoy a pleasant fall Chicago afternoon – which is exactly what I did. If you're in Chicago, you CANNOT miss Millennium Park and all the fun attractions and photo opportunities found here.

Tour Review : Millennium Park


Joey McCoy

Joined: August 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
4.35
Location:
5
Information:
4
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 9/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Millennium Park Chicago - Da Bean is Where It's At!

Millennium Park has a very new age and modern structure to it. There are some great photo opts here! It rests in between all the big buildings of Downtown Chicago and the harbor. It’s a gorgeous park to take a stroll through on a beautiful day, but the highlight of Millennium Park is by far the “Bean”!

I was truly in awe of the Bean. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s piece of metallic artwork shaped like a bean. It’s been in movies like Source Code. But it’s way cooler in person, and a must-see sight for anyone in Chicago. The way the buildings look on the side of its mirror reflection is just memorizing. It kind of distorts them to look like there tilting. You definitely have to walk under it too. It looks like a kaleidoscope from the bottom. I could have hung out around that thing for hours.

The rest of Millennium Park is great too. There’s an excellent outdoor pavilion that holds free symphony concerts. It’s a really modern amphitheater that you can’t miss. There’s also some cool statues and windy paths to take a stroll on. But come for the Bean. Too bad it gets so cold in Chicago for most of the year, because when the weather is nice, Millennium Park is the perfect outdoor venue!

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Millennium Park Chicago, 24.5 Acres of Nature in the Windy City

Located in

Central

Grant Park

This activity is FREE!


Summary

Features: First planned in 1997 as a way to create new parkland in Grant Park and transform unsightly railroad tracks and parking lots, Chicago Millennium Park has evolved into the most significant millennium project in the world. And the reviews are already in. "Millennium Park," says one prominent civic leader, "will be a worthy creation for a ll time. it will define Chicago to the entire world as America's greatest city."

Millennium Park is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. It is bordered by Michigan Avenue to the West, Columbus Drive to the East, Randolph Street to the North, and Monroe Street to the South.

The Park is open daily from 6am- 11pm. Admission is always free.

Why We Go: The Millennium Park Chicago is a major Windy City landmark and provides visitors and natives to Chicago alike with the opportunity to enjoy nature in the middle of intricate string of downtown Chicago cement buildings. Go for a run, meet up with friends, take a stroll and breathe in the fresh air as you wander around this beautiful city project.

  • Free Admission: Enjoy the Chicago Millennium Park free of charge.
  • Nature within the City: Millennium Park Chicago is a 24.5 acre spread of nature within a steel and concrete jungle. Enjoy the greenery between all of the skyscrapers.
  • Family Friendly: The Chicago Millennium Park offers families a chance to spend quality time together whether it means sitting down for a picnic or just wandering around this Chicago Park.

Inside Knowledge: Chicago Millennium Park even features an ice rink that is open, weather permitting, from November to March.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Check Out Landmarks: Millennium Park Chicago offers many statues and architectural feats for guests of the park to admire and explore. Take a walk around the park and see what you can find.
  • Do Stay Nearby: With so much to offer, you should stay in a Millennium Park Hotel. This will allow you to explore the city and this Chicago Park with incredible ease.
  • Don't Worry About the Car: This Chicago Park, also known as Chicago Millennium Park is located near public transit, specifically the Randolph Street Metra Station.
  • Don't Worry About Cost: Admission to the Chicago Millennium Park is always free. But do bring some money with you, because there are tons of great places to eat near Millennium Park!



 

 

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Tour Review : Millennium Park


Joey McCoy

Joined: August 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
4.35
Location:
5
Information:
4
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 9/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Millennium Park Chicago - Da Bean is Where It's At!

Millennium Park has a very new age and modern structure to it. There are some great photo opts here! It rests in between all the big buildings of Downtown Chicago and the harbor. It’s a gorgeous park to take a stroll through on a beautiful day, but the highlight of Millennium Park is by far the “Bean”!

I was truly in awe of the Bean. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s piece of metallic artwork shaped like a bean. It’s been in movies like Source Code. But it’s way cooler in person, and a must-see sight for anyone in Chicago. The way the buildings look on the side of its mirror reflection is just memorizing. It kind of distorts them to look like there tilting. You definitely have to walk under it too. It looks like a kaleidoscope from the bottom. I could have hung out around that thing for hours.

The rest of Millennium Park is great too. There’s an excellent outdoor pavilion that holds free symphony concerts. It’s a really modern amphitheater that you can’t miss. There’s also some cool statues and windy paths to take a stroll on. But come for the Bean. Too bad it gets so cold in Chicago for most of the year, because when the weather is nice, Millennium Park is the perfect outdoor venue!

Tour Review : Millennium Park


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
4.35
Location:
5
Information:
4
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Millennium Park - Futuristic, artsy and awesome

I'm not sure what I expected from Millennium Park, but I have to say it was one of the most pleasant surprises from my trip to Chicago. Futuristic, creative and scenic all at once, Millennium Park is a great example of how culturally-forward the city of Chicago is.  

Millennium Park is the perfect addition to the Art District of Chicago. Between the futuristic Pritzker Pavilion Amphitheatre, “the Bean” statue that is sure to mess with your mind, and the Thousand Faces of Chicago statues, there are a number of ways to keep yourself entertained at Millennium Park.

In particular, the Thousand Faces of Chicago Statues were an unexpected attraction that I hadn't heard of until I passed through the park. Basically, there are two tall brick statues standing about 20 or 30 ft. apart, with close-up images of faces of people from Chicago projected on to them that are constantly changing. However, you MUST watch out for the statues – one moment you’re transfixed by the image of a human face, the next you’re getting water “spit” at you. (No, seriously.) If the faces start to pucker up, jump out of the way.

The Bean is probably the most popular attraction in Millennium Park, and with good reason. I thought this would be a lame attraction that didn't make sense sitting in the middle of Chicago; when you see it, you'll agree that it fits right in with the futuristic, modern vibe of this Chicago park.

Another cool thing about Millennium Park is that it’s right next to the Art Institute of Chicago, so you can make an afternoon out of it and see a different side of the Windy City.

The Park is open year-round, and there are plenty of tables to people-watch under trees, read a book or just enjoy a pleasant fall Chicago afternoon – which is exactly what I did. If you're in Chicago, you CANNOT miss Millennium Park and all the fun attractions and photo opportunities found here.