Millennium Park is one of the newest additions to Chicago's many wide-open urban spaces, and is host to a range of ... More
Millennium Park is one of the newest additions to Chicago's many wide-open urban spaces, and is host to a range of indoor/outdoor activities for the entire family. You can listen to top musical events at the outdoor pavilion, or glide across the bustling ice skating rink come winter. The park is also home to some of the city's best public art, such as the interactive Crown Fountain, and the scene-stealing Cloud Gate a mirrored sculpture situated in the middle of the plaza. For a scenic walk, take a stroll through the Lurie Garden, or wind your way along Frank Gehry's BP Bridge. For a bit of the park's history, be sure to take a peek at the Peristyle, a replica of the curving row of paired Greek columns that were on the corner of Grant Park near Michigan and Randolph from 1917 to 1953. While in the park one cannot afford to miss the Cloud Gate Sculpture, a three storied structure built with 110 tons of steel. It is called the Bean Sculpture by the residents.
It is infrequent when a city makes such a great outdoor recreation area. The park brings renewed vibrance to this area of the city, and does it with some interesting landcape architecture, architecture, and art.
I have gone to the park for the free concerts in the summer, the skating rink in the winter, and with varied groups of people of all ages - every time it is worth the trip.
It is a touristy destination that locals can really enjoy, as well. Thanks for making this great outdoor space!
Located on Michigan Ave. this is a gem for the City of Chicago. Work from the famous Anish Kapoor and an unbeatable ampitheater are two of the highlights. I would suggest visiting in the summer months. Surrounded by plenty of shopping, restaraunts, and down the block from the Art Institute.
I loved the Grant Park Festival Orchestra that's the best free summer concert in town! There's nothing like this in the entire nation and we are lucky to have them. It's a gorgeous setting that now rivals the Ravinia for a thrifty night out under the stars.
different kinds of attractions, lots to do-- in one place! everyone who visits chicago should visit millenium park. there are things to do for all seasons. it's at a great location. we always bring our friends and family for get-togethers!
This is Chicago's most interesting architectural development since the Sears Tower. The centerpiece of the Park is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, an outdoor music venue with many free music performances during the summer evenings. At the southwest end of the park, one can hear delighted kids shrieking as they frolic in the pools of the Crown Fountain. After experiencing the frenetic energy around the Cloud Gate sculpture, often referred to as the "silver bean," one can relax along the boardwalk of the Lurie Gardens. Take a moment to soak one's soar feet in the cool stream. The outdoor dining area of the Park Grill becomes a skating rink in the winter months. In short, this expansive park has quickly become Chicago's epicenter of activity for visitors and residents alike.
I liked everything about Millenium Park, because there is nothing that you wouldn't like. The architechural work is awesome, and infact they guy who did that is Indian, which is kind of like coincidence to me.
I would encourage everyone to have a look at it, believe me it's worth it.
The missing piece of the puzzle to make Chicago a truely great city has just been installed, its called Millenium Park. They need to finish the seams on the bean and clean it till it shines.
Go there and enjoy!
We liked the snake bridge - kids were running back and forth. Beuatiful gardens and little "river" where we were able to soak our feet. Bean was nice but our kids were more interested in amphitheater.
Washrooms were clean and spacious. Plenty of place to sit and have picnic. We didn't try any of the restaurant but it was convenient albeit bit expensive.
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