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. Take a look at our Chicago day trip app to schedule your visit to Millennium Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours to Millennium Park
$40 BOOK WITH VIATOR Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Millennium Park reviews
Millennium Park is home to the famous Chicago Cloud Gate, aka the Chicago Bean. It is also a great green space to enjoy being outdoors and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. more »
Great park - you can go early while other attractions are closed. Very clean, parking close by and fun to see the Bean. Good to take a photo with the city background to see the buildings. Artistic... more »
My wife and I love Chicago because of its many sights to see, the great restaurants and friendly people. It is also a beautiful city with all the Art Deco buildings, the river and the parks. We also..... more »
We traveled far just to see this famous landmark of Chicago and were in Millennium Park the day after Christmas. The weather was nice that day. As seen in the picture, it was crowded with so many people coming. We can see people enjoying their time there, either alone or with company. You can also find ice skating rink and playground nearby, It's a nice serenity in the midst of busy city life.
This place is ecstatic by itself. You can say that you were above the clouds. The cloud gate is amazingly beautiful. I loved it's mirrors from different angles. It shows your different form from different angles. There is so much to do, one can spend whole day here.
This is the famous bean that you should absolutely visit while you're in Chicago, taking pictures with friends and see your self reflection on it. It is a little bit crowded there and it's better to go when it is a good weather. Do no miss the climbing wall close to it behind the theater. Climbing for the first time in my life was a great experience and the view from the top is amazing.
After having seen this structure here and other websites and literature I knew we just had to see it. It is one of the most incredible pieces of art ever. Awe inspiring. You can just gaze at it for ever and it is so interactive which is funny because it does move or do anything but sit there. This is a true gem for Chicago. Millenium Park which it sits in is also very wonderful. Lots to see and stroll through. Gardens, pathways, scenery. This area is not to be missed if you are visiting downtown Chicago. I took lots of pics and video and did a pretty neat video of it. It was fun. It is busy in the daytime and a little less crowded in the evening. Go just when the sun is setting. The lighting is great as the city lights up.
Home of the famous metallic bean this park is larger for a city park, it's by the water, and has an ice skating rink in the winter. It also has some cool fountains, a playground area, and nice gardens in certain places. It loses a star because it's so popular that it can be very busy with foot traffic. Overall a pretty cool park to do park things in.
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