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Millennium Park, Chicago

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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. 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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  • Well worth the time to see it. Come ready to get your feet wet. The fountains are so fun and Cloud Gate is very cool. Go early as to miss the crowds. 
    Well worth the time to see it. Come ready to get your feet wet. The fountains are so fun and Cloud Gate is very cool. Go early as to miss the crowds.  more »
  • It was crowded, parking garages near but it is a walk, clean area but the bean had so many hand smudges but that is to be expected, easy directions, felt safe 
    It was crowded, parking garages near but it is a walk, clean area but the bean had so many hand smudges but that is to be expected, easy directions, felt safe  more »
  • Visiting Chicago for the first time, I had to see everything listed here on Trip Advisor that I could. This was on the list, so I left my hotel on Magnificent Mile and walked to Navy Pier (also on... 
    Visiting Chicago for the first time, I had to see everything listed here on Trip Advisor that I could. This was on the list, so I left my hotel on Magnificent Mile and walked to Navy Pier (also on...  more »
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  • We went there around evening and the place was not that much crowded and hence I was able to get some decent shots. Visited Cloud gate. The bean mirrors the beauty of Chicago! The skyline on one side and the green view on the other. It looks way more cool than you must have seen in pictures. The park is very well maintained and well worth a walk. Lots of eating joints in the surrounding area. Wheelchair accessible. Lots of shows/concerts are being organized here. Cultural gem in the heart of Chicago downtown. 🔸Please hit like if you found this helpful. Thanks! 🔸Follow me for more.
  • Millennium Park is a must-visit for any Chicago tourist. This large downtown park off Michigan Avenue has much to offer, including an outdoor concert venue and several interesting public art installations. There are also several beautiful, well maintained gardens. The most famous art piece is certainly the polished chrome "bean," or "Cloud Gate." Taking a photo at the "bean" is a rite of passage for any Chicago tourist. There is also ice skating in the winter, and a cafe and restaurant. Lots to do and see at this downtown gem!
  • I loved Millennium Park. It is a nice place to hang out in the midst of a concrete jungle. It is huge and there is so much to see and do that you could easily spend a whole day here. I really enjoyed his much greenery there was. There was one area in the park enveloped with trees where the cicadas gathered and it was amazing. You could hear the buzz as you walked closer but the magnitude it reached when you walked thru was unreal. Each 'attraction' (the bean, crown fountain, the walking bridge, etc..) had is own space in a very well laid out park which helped with crowd control and flow. I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars for one reason, the fact that I did not get to see all of it. There were two factors in not seeing it all first was the irritating fact that they had the big grass section blocked off due to summer music in the park. The entrance to the walking bridge was in the area that was blocked off the second factor for not seeing more of the park was mother nature! After only being there for maybe an hour the heavens opened up and we were caught in a downpour! We were on foot and had not anticipated a heavy downpour. We had to book it back to our hotel (which wasn't too far fortunately) because we had cameras, phones and an electric scooter that we didn't want ruined. I enjoyed immensely my short visit to the park and can't wait to go back on my next trip to Chicago.
  • One of the best parks I've been to! It's so beautiful, with green grass all around, very nice and we'll maintained walkways, lots of attractions wherever you go. The Bean is so amazing that no photo can describe it. The entire area is so big and full of attractions and things to do, like the beautiful fountains, the amazing kids park, the art museum and so much more. This is a must see place for anyone who's visiting Chicago.
  • I love this park. It's so clean, well kept, and the fact that all events held in the park are free for everyone... very cool. That nothing can be built to block the view through this park....also very cool. Chicago is a gorgeous city. This park just adds to its beauty.

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