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Millennium Park

Grant Park, Chicago
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    The concerts at Millennium Park is a can't miss
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    Cynthia G.
    "Cloud Gate and Crown Fountain are the best for me."(37 Tips)
    Social N.
    "Great free concerts and shows during the summer."(14 Tips)
    Clem C.
    "LOVE IT! the bean, pritzker outdoor auditorium, etc."(13 Tips)
    Michael G.
    "I love the crown fountain, bean and pavillon!"(11 Tips)
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  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MannAugust 21, 2015
    The free events here in the summer are awesome, although trying to enjoy the park otherwise can be hard during tourist season. The beat time is fall or spring early in the morning- no one's there!
    Upvoted Dec 13, 2023
  • Shawn C.heart icon on user image
    Shawn CalhounJune 26, 2017
    An absolutely world class park in one of the best cities I've ever visited. Try to catch a summer concert at the amphitheater.
    Upvoted Nov 23, 2023
  • Jason
    JasonJune 22, 2015
    Free concerts in the park. Lots of green space and art. I was really impressed with all this park had to offer and it was all free. I love Chicago.
    Upvoted Dec 9, 2023
  • Thamer A.heart icon on user image
    Thamer AMay 4, 2018
    One of the coolest places I have ever visited in Chicago. It’s perfect for families to enjoy the good weather. Strongly recommend.
  • Noel R.
    Noel RodriguezJuly 27, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    An amazing place to catch a free concert during the summer, awesome views of Chicago's skyline, and just be one with Chicago's residents.
  • Shania G.
    Shania GJuly 8, 2018
    If you do not visit Chicago frequently, definitely a place to check out. There's always something to check out in Chicago though, even just walking down the streets can be a nice day in the city.
  • Nelson V. G.heart icon on user image
    Nelson V. GuevaraSeptember 24, 2018
    Great, beautiful, open space. The Bean looks like an awesome space ship, great place to admire the city skyline and plenty of restaurants and bars around it to enjoy. It is a must see!
  • John B.
    John BroccardoFebruary 7, 2015
    Great walking paths, and scenic views. Also you can enter the art museum from here through the modern wing entrance, which always has a considerably shorter wait. Must see tourist spot.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin M. McNally, CMPFebruary 5, 2019
    Located in the Loop, "the Bean" is a must. Especially when you see your reflection and the reflection of others. Great park including gardens, fountain, ice skating rink & outdoor concert area.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BurnhamJune 24, 2015
    It's Millennium Park. Everything is good here. Also, the amount of security on sight is wonderful to see!
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael MorganMay 19, 2021
    One of the most beautiful parks I have ever been to. Beautiful views of the city and the water. The Bean is actually pretty cool to see.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cloudgate is really cool (The Bean). The concerts and movies are great. It's a beautiful venue. But the best part of the whole park might be the garden.
  • Cannnnnheart icon on user image
    CannnnnAugust 29, 2015
    Excellent park in the heart of the city. Very kid friendly. Saw many children playing in the unique fountains. The "Bean" sculpture is located here and is a great selfie opportunity.
  • Hamid A.
    Hamid Alan9aryDecember 5, 2023
    Always fun to come hereThis time there were renovations around the bean!Use Spot hero for parking! Will SAVE you a lot.. we got $15 instead of ten for a long period parking
  • Melody L.heart icon on user image
    Melody LeggeJanuary 2, 2016
    Always fun to take out of towners here so they can see the attractions. Can get great shots with the Bean.
  • Luke C.
    Luke CardyJuly 1, 2017
    The Cloudgate is a must if you're in Chicago. It gets super busy around that area so if you're hoping to get a photo with no tourists in it, try going early in the morning.
  • Kay B.
    Kay BurnettSeptember 1, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Great venue surrounded by trees, a little grass, a little concrete, picnic tables & chairs...and of course great music.
  • Cass G.heart icon on user image
    Cass GrimmDecember 30, 2016
    Cool park with plenty of outdoor space to walk around. Really crowded skating rink!!! Bring your own skates to skip the line.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KDecember 28, 2014
    Head towards the lakefront to discover a huge (and seemingly new) set of playgrounds. Kids will love the slides and climbing equipment.
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaNovember 10, 2014
    Filled with tourists. It's a great opportunity to take pictures and people watch. The park provides a spectacular view of the city.
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CarrApril 13, 2013
    Millennium Park is probably one of my favorite places to go in Chicago. Gorgeous walking trails, fantastic sculptors, and generally a great way to meet creative people. It's awesome!
  • Samantha H.heart icon on user image
    Samantha HillDecember 26, 2016
    Great ice skating in the winter and cool off to in Crown Fountain in the summer. It's fun to visit Cloud Gate (affectionately known as 'the Bean') all year round!
    DHR.comSeptember 12, 2011
    A public park for the whole family, and definitely a Chicago must-visit! Highlights are the Crown Fountain, a public art and video sculpture; and the stainless steel Cloud Gate. Admission is free!
  • Joanne G.
    Joanne GApril 25, 2019
    Been here 50+ times
    Of course you’re going to Cloud Gate aka The Bean but don’t miss walking through Lurie Garden. It’s a beautiful oasis, not far from The Bean, the shows why Chicago’s motto is City In a Garden.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Popular park with art everywhere, an outdoor skating rink in the winter, an amphitheater and the peace of art that everyone gravitates towards, the "Bean". It will draw you in to check out.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel StarksMay 25, 2015
    This is an essential part of Chicago as a city, just as the Arch is to St. Louis. Make sure to take a million pictures because at every angle the city looks different.
  • Brett W.
    Brett W.October 10, 2013
    Consisting of 24.5 acres, the park was built above rail yards. It is home to the Cloud Gate sculpture (known as “the bean”) by Anish Kapoor and the Jay Pritzker Music Pavilion designed by Frank Gehry.
  • Abdulrahman A.heart icon on user image
    Amazing & big public garden, welcoming design, great for morning walks. One of the well known attractions in Chicago, must see.
  • Samaheart icon on user image
    SamaOctober 26, 2018
    It's better to visit during the day. But even in night light you can have funny pictuer with the bean
  • Jessy K.
    Jessy KingApril 14, 2015
    worth the stop if you are in the area. so much to see and do. research parking or come on foot--the garage is a hefty sum. we paid $25 for less than 20 minutes.
  • Worldbizheart icon on user image
    WorldbizSeptember 17, 2017
    Nice park area with the Cloud Gate (Bean) & Fountain. Free concert in summer
  • Karla C.heart icon on user image
    Karla CastilloAugust 8, 2021
    Beautiful park at Chicago. during my visit I listen a Chicago symphony concert for free glad to be there 🎶💕
  • The Vision Council
    The Vision CouncilJuly 1, 2014
    As a hub for family activities & cultural programs, this is a cool place to visit! Just remember your shades - UV strength peaks at solar noon, but b/w 10am-2pm, sunglasses are especially essential.
  • Edward M.heart icon on user image
    Edward MansonApril 17, 2019
    A great place to chillout and take it all in. No matter what anybody says this is the heart of the city.
  • Kira S.
    Kira SimpsonJuly 21, 2015
    Playa restaurant is cool. Got the smoked turkey. It was so good! They had a cool little band performing.Our waiter Steven was awesome!
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueMay 28, 2023
    Iconic art in city center. A must visit for any tourist. Impressive to see in person. The Bean is a can’t miss.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GulleyNovember 2, 2013
    If you need some power after lots of pictures of the bean, you can find plugs on the posts around the lawn.
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 25, 2020
    One of the best known attractions in Chicago. Come here to visit The Bean/Cloud Gate obvi!
  • Emmaheart icon on user image
    EmmaJune 4, 2017
    The Bean is a tourist must see! If you go, go early in the morning. When I went NO ONE was there! Also, there is Yoga on some Saturday mornings at the amphitheater!
  • Damiso A.heart icon on user image
    Damiso ArringtonOctober 1, 2017
    The people were professional photo bombers... and I was totally okay with that!!! Fun times!!!
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanSeptember 8, 2012
    Part of 319-acre Grant Park, Chicago's Millennium Park features brilliant yet also accessible (and even family-friendly) public art. Highlights include Cloud Gate, Crown Fountain, Pritzker Pavillion.
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JenkinsDecember 24, 2014
    Keep going back past the bean and you'll find an awesome park with a bridge and slides
  • Vishal D.
    Vishal DoshiDecember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy your own skates, if you want to skate a lot! As rentals are for $10. If you have your own pair, you can skate for free!
  • Brian I.heart icon on user image
    Brian IbarraMarch 12, 2016
    A massive park with the bean and ice rink and auditorium that stretches over a mile to explore
  • Cass G.heart icon on user image
    Cass GrimmFebruary 27, 2017
    In the summer there are outdoor concerts and hot dogs! In the winter, ice skating and Christmas trees. Fun!
  • nikkiheart icon on user image
    nikkiAugust 12, 2017
    fantastic interactive public art mixed with Gehry structures for a great outdoor event atmosphere at the city center
  • Ruben C.
    Ruben Cisneros PerezSeptember 19, 2011
    Take the time to walk it all, there's more than just the fountains and sculptures. I walked all the way down to the Aquarium, by the Michigan Lake Shore and up to the Pier place! enjoy 24.5 acres!
  • Maike P.heart icon on user image
    Maike PlotnikApril 17, 2016
    The fountains do sometimes spill water but don't ask anyone when .. I don't think there's a system behind it ;) just grab yourself a coffee or so and chill there ! :)
  • Aprile E.
    Aprile ElcichJune 18, 2015
    This park, whoa. I wish all cities had something as amazing as this. The bean is busy, the gardens at the back are really lovely.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksJanuary 7, 2016
    Winter is finally here and what better way to celebrate the cold by going for a spin on Chicago's most popular ice skating rink in Millenium Park! The views on the city's skyline are gorgeous!
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