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Millennium Park, Chicago

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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Start your tour of Chicago at Millennium Park, considered one of the largest roof gardens in the world. Sitting atop a railroad yard and a network of underground parking garages, the park features several artistic highlights, most notably the popular "Bean," a legume-shaped, stainless-steel sculpture designed by artist Anish Kapoor. The sculpture's surfaces reflect and distort the city's skyline, making it a favorite backdrop for photographs. Don't miss the 15 m (50 ft) video sculpture/fountain, composed of black granite and light-emitting diodes that display digital images of Chicagoans puckering their lips and appearing to spit water. Arrange to visit Millennium Park and other attractions in Chicago using our Chicago trip itinerary planner.
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  • Chicago is simply awesome and if you like walking around, just get lost in this park and visit all the opera air art structures and breath the fresh air! 
  • Just walking around this genius architecture promotes a sense of serenity. There was nothing onstage, so the grassy seating area was closed. Still fantastic to look at. 
  • this is a beautiful place to visit... I went on a hot day so good idea to take bottled water.... walking distance to many other things close by. 
  • It's a very lively, active area with amazing artwork hiding here and there. There are flower gardens, luscious peaceful walkways, the bean, the tall talking fountains and other works of art in the park worth checking out. It's very much worth it!
  • Millennium Park is a great area on the east side of the loop right off one of the major business districts downtown and north of some of the more laid back condo buildings in the city. Great for tourists, those enjoying a lunch outside from work, or those that live in the area. There are both places to eat, walk, and sit to enjoy your meal A ton of events can occur in this park from yoga to meetings to more. A great area of the city that is just close enough to get to by foot for many but just far enough away from major parking that it doesn't tend to be overly packed most weekdays. A great example of why Chicago is such a great city.
  • I great spot to have a picnic and enjoy the views. Look up their free concert schedule during the summer. They are fun concerts to go with a group and bring some wine and just relax. And don't worry the cops are pretty lax about enforcing drinking in the park. I polished off a wine bottle next to one not knowing one was there. He just laughed at me as I freaked out.
  • Good and touristy place to hang out. When I visited a Jazz fest was going on. Go there , you will find something worth while
  • As a Chicagoan, Millenium Park is one of my favorite places in the city! During warmer weather months, the park is always aglow with life. There are so many fun festivals and things to do here in the summer. One of my favorite is the nightly activities at Pritzker Pavilion. Free concerts, movie screenings, etc. All while on a lawn overlooking the greatest city in the world! The pavilion, cloud gate, and fountains are all highlights of the park, but there are many unexpected little nooks and crannies of the park worth exploring as well. As many know, during the winter, the outdoor grill turns into an ice rink with free access and skates available for rent. This is a great place for people watching, and I've seen a few proposals in my time here. The gem of Chicago!
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