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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. Arrange to visit Millennium Park and other attractions in Chicago using our Chicago trip itinerary planner.
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  • Super cool. This park has the famous mirror shaped like a bean and the crown fountain which one should also see. I've been twice now - once in Summer on a weekend and again in Winter during the week. ...  more »
  • I'd love to take my family here on the weekend. 2 outdoor skating facilities, climbing walls, sculpture parks, open air venues, kids climbing frames. Great. Bit chilly in January of course but I bet i...  more »
  • A great place to spend an hour or two to take pictures, people watching or just walking around. Would return if ever back in the area. 
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  • Let's be honest, most people come here for the Cloud Gate aka "The Bean" . It's nice. People love to take selfies in it. It's fun for everyone. The pavilion is nice looking, but they rope off the grass which is unfortunate. I would love if we were able to just go sit in the grass. Why wouldn't you use it? When it's warm, the fountains are a great way to cool off even though I personally find the faces a bit disconcerting. If you are visiting the city, I would definitely take some time to come here.
  • This iconic park lives up to its reputation. I visited in fall and the foliage was beautiful. This is of course where you find the famous "bean" sculpture, but the whole park is really lovely. You could spend a whole afternoon just walking around the different corners of this park.
  • 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.
  • Gorgeous place, lush Garden's. Wonderful play areas for children, various musical artists. Of course The famous Bean sculpture, water area for kids or grownups to splash and cool off. Great for walking or running. Simply fabulous place in the City!