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Millennium Park

201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
312-742-2963
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Ranked #8 of 366 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Zurich, Switzerland
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253 reviews 253 reviews
92 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The famous silver bean is here! My bf told me I wouldn't be able to see it during my first visit to Chicago because I was still in pain from surgery on both feet and couldn't walk that far. Such a disappointment... but then miraculously on the last day of my 5-day visit, I was finally strong enough to walk... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
36 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Chicago knows how to do big public spaces and Millenium Park is one of the latest examples. It opened in 2004, missing the intended celebration of the millennium by a few years! It’s best known for Cloudgate, the polished reflecting metal sculpture popularly known as the Bean because of its shape. Interestingly, it’s composed of 168 stainless steel plates welded... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The park has several interesting light sculptures, including the famous changing face, that involve flowing water. It was nice to see folks out at night playing in the water, from babies to adults. A very chill vibe.

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A nice space for a rest after visiting the art institute. Good photo opportunity. Nothing spectacular.

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Chicago-for now
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

What a great venue, Eat at Park Grill. Music in the Pavillion and of course, the "Bean", the water splash park, sculptures and more. Ice skating on Michigan Ave from November to March-weather permitting

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A great outlet for families and people watching in Chicago. From the Bean to the Change Ing Faces Wall. Should be every Chicago visitors list!

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Kingston, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing park with gardens, entertainment, sculpture and places to eat. We were fortunate in that our accomodation was half a block from the park so we spent time in the park everyday we were in Chicago (4 days) and saw something different each visit.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The gardens, the open-air theater, Cloud Gate, the fountains, the sculptures and the photo history of the park all make this place a great stopping spot in the Loop. Don't miss it.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We thought we would just step out from the hotel and see a little bit of this park, but we ended up exploring more as every time we rounded a corner there was something new to enjoy. There was a lot of music being performed, people of all ages, from all over the world. The public art is really good!

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Hastings, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A large area was blocked off for an event or two, but lots to see and do while there. A great place to spend some time and not spend much money!!

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