Millennium Park
Millennium Park
4.5
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Three square blocks of open lakefront complete with a Ferris Wheel, outdoor music pavillion and ice skating rink; expected to become one of the city's most popular sites.
Duration: < 1 hour
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  • PFitzy73
    Beckenham, United Kingdom632 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blues Festival at the Millennium Park in June 2023
    I visited the Millennium Park whilst on a solo trip to Chicago. On the day I went it was excellent sunny weather and there was a Blues Festival taking place. Entry into the park was free and the queue to get in was quick and just for security and bag checks. The blues festival was really good and the park is well maintained. Obviously, I had to take a selfie by the bean sculpture too. Worth a visit for sure.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 June 2023
  • patlv23
    Winnipeg, Canada962 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Millennium by night
    This is our third visit but the first time at night. One notable difference is the security checks before entering the park. Still lots of people at the Bean but much less than during the day. The Crown Fountain area was virtually empty. These along with Pritzker pavillion look great lit up at night, especially the Bean as it reflects the surrounding buildings. This is probably general Chicago advice but make sure you fully understand SpotHero directions to parking as getting in the wrong one can be a headache.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 June 2023
  • Famsol67
    233 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A magnificent venue on the Magnificent Mile.
    I attended two great concerts (free) amongst our multiple visits to Millennium Park and the larger Grant Park in which Millennium Park of located. Millennium Park has "The Bean" which is a "must see" for visitors to the truly lovely city that is Chicago. Café is good. Apparently in the winter the area in front of the café becomes an ice rink.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 26 June 2023
  • William M
    Vancouver, Canada71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow....It's fun
    Just go it's a fab park and wait til you see the fountain projecting the faces of people from Chicago on it's two massive tower blocks separated by a reflecting pool. Also the huge reflective "bean" aka cloud gate. The park is beautiful and home to the massive outdoor amphitheatre designed by Frank Gehry.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 26 June 2023
  • DeanneB969
    Littleton, Colorado78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Early morning break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
    The center piece of this park is “the bean”, however it is a nice spot to sit and rest. The park is well laid out with seating and shade. We went early in the day (around 8 am) and were able to take photos of the bean while not fighting crowds to get a photo. If I had known how quiet it is at that time we would have grabbed breakfast to go and eaten in the park. Take your time to walk the area there are several areas of the park near by that have art installations and fountains.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Carl T
    Toronto, Canada5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great treasure in the midst of a big city.
    Always a good spot to visit. The bean needed a cleaning, big time. They were setting up for Nascar street race, so a little busy in that area, but a nice respite. Enjoyed walking through the park each morning when it was not busy.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
  • AdventureMN95
    Minneapolis, Minnesota338 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Home of “The Bean”
    Millennium park was so much fun to walk around, the water feature was really cool and refreshing. It’s also the home of “ The Bean”. The “rock garden” that hang from the tree tops was also very beautiful. Very much a must see stop and spend a hour or so waking around and enjoying.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 July 2023
  • tscheblo
    Indianapolis, Indiana496 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Bean
    We specifically visited this park for The Bean. It was crowded on a Saturday afternoon so just be prepared for other people to be in your photos. The surface of the bean isn’t clean as you will see in my photos. There are restrooms here and a souvenir/snack shop. It’s a must visit iconic tourist stop for sure though.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 July 2023
  • life traveler
    Michigan26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art district
    Park in the art district and very full. Lots of things to see. The sculpture is very cute and visited by so many. I enjoyed the stroll and taking pictures of all the architectural sculptures and buildings. The have an area for concerts which seems nice even saw a yoga class on the lawn.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 August 2023
  • miscalane
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1,029 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So artsy!
    We visited this park several times during our stay and found new things each time. The Bean is spectacular both to see and learn about, the water feature is great fun, and several other art installments were on display and beautiful. There were security tents to pass through with bag checks when we were there with long lines during peak hours.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 August 2023
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Rachel & Andy
344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Visited: 06/07/2023

Wonderful park in Chicago with plenty to see and do. Really busy on a hot sunny day but to be expected. We saw the Jay Pritzker Pavillion, The Bean, and Millennium Monument. Lots of green spaces to enjoy and relax in. A nice park to visit when in Chicago.
Written 14 June 2024
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hockeyaw19
Marlborough, MA648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Quite a nice park in the heart of Chicago near Lake Michigan. The bean is here though under construction in late May when we went. They also have a concert/pavilion that had a kid friendly music festival going on while we were there for the surrounding school districts. Plenty of people watching, fountains, greenery, and art adjourn the park walking paths. There are also several bathroom facilities free to the public and clean. We felt quite safe the entire time we were there including later in the evening upwards of 9pm.
Written 8 June 2024
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TimCampbellSMS
Puslinch, Canada47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The park is gorgeous, and there's always something going on - from concerts to food trucks to buskers, it was so fun to walk through. I went three different days during a trip and there was always something cool to see!
That said, the one caution I have that people can, frankly, suck. One person who worked at the park told me I couldn't have my DSLR camera. They couldn't tell me why, or what the rule was, and expected compliance; which, I didn't give and there were no problems. Some tourists also have no concept of how much physical space they inhabit and can disrupt the experience.
Written 28 May 2024
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Alfredo F
Chicago, IL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Every first-timed visiter should check out this place, beautiful art and architechure. But noted for tourist that after you take a picture, please move aside for other to do the same to
Written 27 May 2024
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SJM Jordan
Amman, Jordan313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The park is very nice, clean and organized and have that famous bean in it. It also has a big place for concerts. I went during a hot day in May but I think it even looks nicer in evenings
Written 13 May 2024
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sanju_222323
New Jersey15,958 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Well, you know "The Bean" and it's here in Millennium Park. A first-time visit to Chicago isn't complete without a stop at Millennium Park. Chicago is all about the loop. Park is getting used to tons of things.

showcase cutting-edge art, architecture, and landscaping; it also acts as a backdrop for concerts and festivals. Most visitors come to Millennium Park to see the Crown Fountain and Cloud Gate, better known as "The Bean.

I would suggest the below attractions
Cloud Gate (bean)
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Crown Fountain
Millennium Monument
BP Pedestrian Bridge

There are plenty of other reasons to visit Millennium Park: see a concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, stroll through the Lurie Garden, or the Boeing Galleries. You can also walk across the 925-foot-long, stainless steel, Gehry-designed BP Pedestrian Bridge, which connects Millennium Park to Maggie Daley Park.

On a gorgeous spring, summer, or fall day, grab a blanket and picnic basket to enjoy on the park's grounds.
yup, we have (I mean in New York), Central Park, Bryant Park, and 100s of parks - but I can’t recall any park where I can see all these attractions within 5 five-minute walk in the same park. you feel me, right?
Written 8 May 2024
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Carrick M
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Millennium Park is a must-visit! From the iconic "Bean" to serene gardens, it's a peaceful escape in the heart of the city. Perfect for a stroll or enjoying skyline views.
Written 1 May 2024
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,921 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I accept renovations need to be done occasionally but the Chicago authorities have really messed up with this one
Why on earth have they covered the site fencing with opaque black netting!!??
Surely leaving it see-through would be more appropriate for the thousands of visitors bringing money into your city
BAD ARRANGEMENTS CHICAGO!!!
Written 22 April 2024
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Reeni01
Washington DC, DC171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
It is crowded and a tourist thing, but that just makes it even more fun! Pick a spot get those cool reflecting photos, then move aside for someone else to get a spot. It is easily a 10min photo op but nothing much else.
Written 22 April 2024
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada1,749 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Took a walk down the Magnificent Mile and ended up at Millennium Park. I wanted to see the "Bean" but it and the immediate area around it was under construction. Not one to let something get in my way I did manage to get a good look at it and snap a decent photo. The rest of the park is a nice relaxed part of the city with many things to appreciate. We took a nice break at the Millennium Monument at one of the plentiful benches.

The highlight though was the ice rink. Really nice spot for a free skate and it wasn't busy during the week. One just has to book a time online first. They have skate rentals there too. Decent skates for beginners with a molded boot but I encourage skaters to bring their own.

The rink also provided a different perspective of the Bean as well.
Written 18 April 2024
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