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Millennium Park is Chicago's crown jewel. Summertime means a stellar line-up of concerts at Jay Pritzker Pavilion (during the day, on most Tuesdays through Fridays, the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus... Read More
Millennium Park is Chicago's crown jewel. Summertime means a stellar line-up of concerts at Jay Pritzker Pavilion (during the day, on most Tuesdays through Fridays, the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus can be heard for free in the Pavilion as musicians rehearse for upcoming concerts). Winter brings out the ice-skating rink and Christmas lights. Get a picture with the Cloud Gate sculpture, or 'The Bean' as we call it in Chicago. You can also watch water spew from two 50-foot glass block towers at each end of a shallow reflecting pool. The towers project video of faces of Chicago citizens on LED screens and having water flow through an outlet in the screen to give the illusion of water spouting from their mouths. At the southern tip is Lurie Garden, a 5-acre urban oasis featuring perennials, bulbs, grasses, shrubs and trees.
- Daily: 6am-11pm
- Harris: Theater; Box; Office; Mon-Fri; noon-6pm
- Admission Free
Parking Garage $14 - $24
Bicycle parking Free
- Best Attractions & Activities: "The ice skating rink is open to the public and is free if you have your own skates. Rentals are available at the rink for a $10 charge."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: In the middle of downtown, it's a nice place to meander, catch a free concert or take a selfie with 'The Bean.'