Chicago Millennium Park Photo Album

Chicago Millennium Park Photo Album

Millennium Park is both trendy and tourist friendly, making it a top Chicago attraction. It covers over 24 acres and is very much the Chicago epicenter for music, art, culture and entertainment. Popular with locals and visitors alike, there is much to do and see in Millennium Park. Top attractions include The Kapoor Sculpture or “The Bean,” the Crown Fountain and the Lurie Garden. A plethora of restaurants and cafes are also located at Millennium Park, as is the family friendly ice skating rink. Millennium Park is also near many other Chicago attractions, such as Navy Pier and the Museum Campus Chicago.

Moreover, our Millennium Park photo album includes just a sampling of the wonderful sights that this significant Chicago landmark has to offer. See our Millennium Park Attractions page for more information and links to the official web site and other sites. Click on any of these Millennium Park pictures for a larger version.

Crown Fountain

Crown Fountain, Chicago IL

Crown Fountain, Chicago IL

At the southwest corner of the park (Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street) are twin 50-foot fountain towers. In addition to the cascading water, the towers display video images of various Chicagoans and lights. On warm summer days, children (as well as youthful- spirited adults) frolic in the shallow water between the two towers and delight in the spray from the fountains. The surrounding green area is a relaxing place to spread out on a blanket and read a book.

Kapoor Sculpture at SBC Plaza Cloud Gate

Kapoor Sculpture at SBC Plaza-Cloud Gate (Chicago Bean)

Kapoor Sculpture at SBC Plaza

The Kapoor Sculpture, located near the center of Millennium Park, is a 66-foot long 33-foot high elliptical sculpture inspired by liquid mercury. Its seamless stainless reflect the sky above, people below and city around it. Visitors will want to walk all around and under this 110-ton work of art. The skyline reflection is breathtaking. Often nicknamed "The Bean," it really has to be seen to be believed. This Chicago attraction is particularly popular for taking photos, as both yourself and the stunning Chicago skyline is relfected in the Kapoor Sculpture.

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Great Lawn

Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Great Lawn

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Great Lawn is located at the east side of Millennium Park and comprises almost half the park. It is a 95,000 square-foot outdoor concert area with 4,000 fixed seats, plus the lawn area that can hold another 7,000 guests. Above the lawn is a steel trellis that distributes speakers throughout the entire lawn area, creating a truly modern acoustical environment.

Lurie Garden

Lurie Garden

Lurie Garden

The southeast corner of Millennium Park contains Lurie Garden. Here you’ll find a variety of plantings with pathways intertwining throughout.

BP Pedestrian Bridge

BP Pedestrian Bridge

BP Pedestrian Bridge

The 925-foot BP Pedestrian Bridge is located at the east section of Millennium Park, starting near the back of the Great Lawn and crossing Columbus Drive to the northern end of Grant Park. This pedestrian boardwalk provides beautiful views of the city.

Millennium Monument at Wrigley Square

Millennium Monument at Wrigley Square

Millennium Monument

At the northwest corner of Millennium Park IL sits the Millennium Monument, a semi-circle of 40-foot columns. The names of Millennium Park’s founders are etched in the base. This corner of the park is known as Wrigley Square. It is currently the home to the Family Album Exhibit of family photographs from around the world.

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle Parking

Within this clear glass structure, cyclists can park their bikes in a heated building. Eventually, lockers, showers, bike rental and bike repair will be available. This facility is located at the northeast corner of Millennium Park.

McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink

McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink

McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink

Located in Millennium Park at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Washington Street, the 16,000 square-foot Ice Skating Rink offers visitors one of the best views of Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue. Operating from the months of November to March (weather permitting), the rink offers skate rental, a warming lobby and public lockers.

Millennium Park Landscaping

The walkways throughout the 24.5 acre Millennium Park are lined with well-maintained gardens and a variety of lush trees.

Park Grill

At the west side of Millennium Park you’ll find Park Grill, a 300-seat restaurant in a comfortable open-air setting right next to the Ice Rink. The Park Grill consists of three restaurants - The Park Grill, Park Cafe and The Plaza at Park Grill. All restaurants serve contemporary American cuisine and the Park Grill is the most formal. The Park Grill is a more causal eatery and the The Plaza at Park Grill is a huge outdoor al fresco dining venue. These restaurants therefore have something for everyone, making it a top Chicago dining destination.