The 24.5-acre Millennium Park is one of the most extraordinary public spaces in the world, a stunning showcase for the visual and performing arts and a permanent homage to the vitality of our... Read More
The 24.5-acre Millennium Park is one of the most extraordinary public spaces in the world, a stunning showcase for the visual and performing arts and a permanent homage to the vitality of our world-class city. The centerpiece of the park is the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion and there's not a chance you'll miss one of the world's largest outdoor sculptures by British artist Anish Kapoor - Cloud Gate - or the Crown Fountain designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. The towers project video of faces of Chicago citizens on LED screens and water flows through an outlet in the screen to give the illusion of water spouting from their mouths. Be sure to admire Lurie Garden, a distinctive blend of spatial structure, plantings and lighting that's a five-acre urban oasis.
- Event Dates and Times Vary
- Admission Free
Parking Garage $16 - $30
Bicycle parking Free
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The park is the place to listen to free concerts, take a selfie at 'The Bean' or see perennials and prairie plantings at Lurie Garden.
- 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 at the reflective 'Bean.'