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Millennium Park

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Address: 201 E Randolph St, Between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave., Chicago, IL 60601-6530
Phone Number: 312-742-2963
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Three square blocks of open lakefront complete with a Ferris Wheel, outdoor...

Three square blocks of open lakefront complete with a Ferris Wheel, outdoor music pavillion and ice skating rink; expected to become one of the city's most popular sites.

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Love the bean

The Millennium Park is nice to visit, although small it has some nice features and of course the Bean. In the vicinity some nice places to grab a bite too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Holland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Millennium Park is nice to visit, although small it has some nice features and of course the Bean. In the vicinity some nice places to grab a bite too.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Plan on having at least a few hundred strangers in your bean pics, but other than that, it was a nice day and nice space to walk around. I especially liked the buildings all around - good architecture sight-seeing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This park has an amphitheater, beer garden, lots of amazing artwork. Must see the Bean! We walked through and around for over an hour.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked through the park when there happened to be live music going on. Checked out the Bean and the Crown Fountains at night. Beautiful place to chill for a bit after walking around downtown.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed very much. Was very warm but we were able to find some nice shaded areas to sit and watch the crowds. Not too busy, but definitely a tourist area. Some nice parks within walking distance as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Caught Wilco concert on the fly!! Great park!! Always so much to do, free concerts, plays, and movies. Hands down one of the best parks the city has!!!

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Massive park right in the middle of Chicago, live music and concerts with really nice concert area, big bean is neat to see, beautiful views of the waterfront. And only a couple minutes away from the river walk and all the shopping and restaurants you could want.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Other than it was a pretty day and the park was a nice green space to spend time outdoors, there really wasn't too much to see there on Sunday. We went specifically to see the Cloud Gate (aka the Bean) sculpture. Nothing really special, just something I wanted to do on my first trip to Chicago. I think the park... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So many ways to enjoy this park! Go to the bean, have the kids splash in the 'Face Fountain', and walk across the catwalk to the Art Institute. Sit on the grass if there's a concert going on. One of Chicago's jewels

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Millennium Park with my 15 yr old on our father/son weekend in Chicago. The park has quite a few art sculptures for some cool photo ops & provides a great location for pictures of downtown Chicago. There is plenty of trees that provides nice shade for sunny days!

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.