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Millennium Park

201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
312-742-2963
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As featured in 3 days in Chicago and 1 other guide
Ranked #7 of 362 attractions in Chicago
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Type: Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Ice skating, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: Millennium Park, completed in 2004 (4 years late and enormously over budget) covers the area north of the Art Institute in Chicago built on air... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews 103 reviews
58 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This free, walking attraction has many fascinating artifacts of the current millennium--think shiny metal sculpture, architecture, fountains with moving faces, etc., as well as the last millennium--think underground train stations, art museums, gardens, concert halls, etc. Be sure to look for online images of "The Bean" sculpture, formal name "Cloud Gate", for all the lighting and seasonal variations that you... More

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Westport, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

It's a great place to visit in the city, no trip to Chicago is complete without a photo beside the big bean!

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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

When Millennium Park was first proposed years ago, I thought it was going to be a cement park. On opening night, my impressions changed. Millennium Park is one that offers many options: Cloud Gate of course-you must see the Bean-and take plenty of pictures. Crown fountain is awesome especially on a hot-Chicago day. If you have children, put their swim... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you come to Chicago it is a must place to visit. Get your picture taken with the bean, crown fountain and the amphitheatre. Sit in the park and people watch. Recommend doing this in summer it's is to cold in winter.

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Taking a tip from the reviewer recommending a private guide, I (and 14 others in my group) had a most impressive and unforgettable walking tour with the guide mentioned. We started from an overlook of the new park at the Cultural Center across the street, got the history of why the Park is situated where it is, and then explored... More

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Munster, In
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This park has three fun attractions. Cloud gate is unique, offering odd views of downtown Chicago, a beautiful city. It offers opportunities for some unique pictures. There are also two opposing towers which have water flowing down the sides, and shoot water out about fifteen minutes apart. Kids will love this, but make sure it is a warm day! The... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Millennium Park is presented very nicely, it's clean and tidy, with a good police presence so it feels really safe. Lots to see and great photo opportunities. I'd imagine it would be lovely in the summer months too. Worth a visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you ever get the chance to stop in one of the most beautiful cities in America, Chicago you must make it a point to make it to the "Bean." Located in the heart of the city it's something surely you will want to take the essential "Selfie" of!

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chicago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great place to go to when in Chicago. Visit the Bean and let your children play in the water. Walk through the gardens and visit with friends.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Over the last 10 years, Millennium Park has become much more interesting and fun. Even without the many festivals and concerts scheduled in the park, the area has become much more vibrant. The walkways through seasonal gardens and fish ponds and sculptures make for fascinating meandering that is both peaceful and exciting Bring warm layers of clothes on a chilly... More

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