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Millennium Park, Chicago

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#1 of 42 in Parks in Chicago
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.
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  • Great place to visit and take pictures, weather is nice this time of year. The Art Museum is close by and a whole days worth of entertainment.  more »
  • Great design of gardens, fountains, music, sculpture, restaurants with friendly people from across the world  more »
  • Millennium park is sort of like the futuristic cousin of Central Park. It’s a great gathering spot for tourists and locals in the eastern part of the loop. You’ll see tourists snapping pictures of the...  more »
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  • So much going on to see and do. Would love to be able to go back and spend more time. Heard someone (trumpet player) practicing for the free concert that evening and the acoustics were amazing. Love the "bean!" Still have not gotten to the shore of Lake Michigan. Hoping to soon!
  • Cool, large park in downtown Chicago. Home of the famous bean (officially named Cloud Gate) which, apparently, you are practically required to take a photo of if you visit the city. And those faces on the tall fountains? Yes, they really do move every so often. Actually, they really freaked me out at first because I kept thinking I was seeing them move out of the corner of my eye while walking down Michigan Avenue, but then when I would stare at them they didn't seem to do anything. But watch long enough and the faces will move just a little. It's actually a pretty cool effect. But yeah, back to the park... it makes a great place for a stroll whether by yourself or with your family.
  • Super action packed area with the famous “bean”. Not sure the reason still, but it seems to attract tourists and photographers. This whole park is full of activities and people. Felt a bit like being at the fair but better. Popcorn and peanuts and games and restaurants. The two giant screens with people squirting water out their mouths at the crowds awaiting below was interesting. Not my thing, but hey, people lined up by the dozens to get soaked, even at 9 in the evening. Fun area to take family to walk around and enjoy a little slice of what Chicago has to offer.
  • Love this place. I have visited this many times and never seems to get bored of it. Few things to note when visitors get here. 1) Parking is crazy. Research online and find a place where you want to park and get here. If you want to figure out out after getting here you will be going nuts and pay more. 2) Come with lot of water and pops and drinks. It's costs $4 for a 12 oz Coke here. 3) Be prepared to walk for a long time coming nothing is in the near vicinity. 4) This park is very busy so have patience and you will get your turn to click photos at famous spots.
  • Love Chicago and there are so many great places here. But this one is not my cup of tea. The creators have done a great job of the bean obviously but not much else is great here. Just a basic tourist attraction set which would be interesting for children. The only thing that could be interesting for adults is to meet new people.
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