Millennium Park
Millennium Park
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksParks
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
About
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.
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  • Randolph/Wabash • 5 min walk
  • Adams/Wabash • 6 min walk
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  • Mark S
    40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited during the day. I felt safe, the park was clean, the tulips were in bloom.
    walked through the park on a Saturday. Many people but I always felt safe. The park was clean and there were many flowers in bloom. A bit cold in April along the water so be prepared. A great way to get out, get your steps in, people watch and see an oasis within the big city.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 26 April 2023
  • dirkhardtmann
    Munich, Germany45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seeing the works a different way
    Despite wind and spitting rain, seeing “The Bean” was an experience. The complex curvatures of the highly reflective Freeform sculpture invite hours of study and play. Stand 10m back and try to find yourself in the reflection, or get under it and see how many “you’s” you can find. The inclusion of the Chicago skyline in any pictures makes these a real keeper for memories!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 May 2023
  • edkist
    Washington DC, District of Columbia15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Perfect Park in Chicago.
    Visited the park in early May of 2023 on a Thursday morning. The weather was perfect which made it all the easier to appreciate the sights. The fountains were not operational when we visited, but this was maybe the only thing that could possibly have made the experience more memorable. Take your time and bring a friend or two.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 May 2023
  • David H
    Fountain Valley, California53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting stop
    Amazing piece of interactive art. Worth seeing if you have the time. We were there on a cold rainy day and didn’t want to linger. Millinium Park would be better on a sonny day later in the spring and summer. Still worth a visit in any case.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 9 May 2023
  • lisaH8105ZZ
    Timperley, United Kingdom204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of Chicago
    We had a very special few days in Chicago, the park is so clean and well kept, great gift shop, lots of open space and the bean is a highlight, ages ranging from 4-60 all absolutely loved it, great picture opportunity. It was very busy but well worth a visit, the live music in the park made for a great atmosphere. We were on the tour bus and this is a stop.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 May 2023
  • Grover R
    Pensacola, Florida18,123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chicago Treasure MUST SEE
    The Lakefront park has always been a Chicago treasure. However, the additions made to the park from 1998-2004 modernized in such an incredible way that it truly is one of the best attractions in the city. There are so many incredible individual parts but together they are MUST SEE for any Chicago visit. My wife and I enjoyed the park so much we visited it all 3 days we were in Chicago, and every time we found something different. This is such a great amenity for any city and it is not like size or extravagance that make it an attraction. Really it is the way it melts so seamlessly with the city skyline and lakefront. Again, I cannot tell you enough about it, you simply HAVE TO VISIT it.
    Visited June 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 May 2023
  • Kevin Parsakia
    Vienna, Virginia3,004 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to relax and explore
    Millenium Park was a nice walk from downtown chicago and it was lots of fun. Initially, I was there to see the Bean but didn't realize how much you do can do out there and all the many landmarks that nobody really appreciates. Fun spot to visit and a great way to stretch you legs. I didn't see alot of parking so keep that in mind if you choose to visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 June 2023
  • PFitzy73
    Beckenham, United Kingdom506 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, Canada698 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
    237 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
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada1,245 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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Patrick L
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Fenced off for construction. No real spot to take a picture with the bean. Disappointed but things have to be done sometime.
Written 25 March 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,596 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Millennium Park is a beautiful green space in downtown Chicago most known as the location of "The Bean" or more correctly named Cloud Gate. However, there is much more to the park including the Crown Fountain, Millennium Monument, the Lurie Botanical Garden and the Jay Pritzker Pavillion which is an amphitheater offering open air concerts throughout the summer months, many of them free to the public. It is also just a great place to wander, sit on a bench, people watch or view the stunning Chicago skyline. However, the park is also very busy with visitors as it seems that everyone who visits Chicago has to see The Bean. Visit early in the day to avoid the crowds. The park opens at 6am if you really want to get a special photo.
Written 13 March 2024
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Brandon
Chicago, IL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
It is a perfect place just to stay and relax. I really love the view, specially on the bean. I really want to stay there the hole day.
Written 1 March 2024
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Sanna
Finland507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
It was my first time visiting Chicago so naturally I wanted to see the Bean (or Cloud Gate), but unfortunately it was closed from the public during our visit. Millennium Park was still nice though – it's an inviting location with immediate access to the Lakefront and the Riverwalk and Lakefront trails. It's probably even prettier in the summer, although this time around we got to enjoy the quiet and peaceful park with not many visitors. Views of the skyline are great.
Written 19 February 2024
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Dan - krycek1885
Southampton, UK469 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This is a nice park to walk around. Using the bridges and reviewing the waterfalls that are available.
The bean statue was shut off for renovation works when I walked around.

Also the park hosted the Chicago marathon which was great, but some areas were sections off for a short amount of time.

Definitely worth a walk to have a look around
Written 13 February 2024
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Burke Muldoon
Milton Keynes, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Some big doofus hurled an egg mayo sandwich at my son, it went all over his paw patrol tracksuit, whoever did that owes me £10.50 for a new tracksuit. I only take checks. Also, the food taste like doo doo
Written 10 February 2024
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Angie C
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Currently the Bean has a barricade around it. No one knew how long or what is being done in the park. There is an ice skating rink near by if you are looking for something to do.
Written 3 February 2024
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Rachel G
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Millennium Park is like a breath of fresh air in the heart of Chicago. With its cool sculptures, pretty gardens, and chill vibe, it's a spot you just have to check out. Whether you're into art, nature, or just want a laid-back hangout, this park's got you covered. It's the city's green gem – simple, cool, and totally worth a visit.
Written 2 February 2024
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Roxy C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
"The Bean" is kinda cool - it's this shiny sculpture that reflects the skyline in a fun way. The park has green spots, cool fountains, and art stuff outside. It's just a chill place to hang out in the middle of the city. Check it out if you're around!
Written 24 January 2024
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