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.
Duration: < 1 hour
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  • Randolph/Wabash • 5 min walk
  • Adams/Wabash • 6 min walk
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  • Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
    Los Angeles, California8,310 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunday in the Park
    With a wink and a nod to the Chicago tune, a sunny Sunday in the park is a perfect way to enjoy the day. Come for Da BEAN, stay for the ambience. I've visited in all kinds of seasons and weather, and it's still a great spot to walk through.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 March 2023
  • jjac0bus
    Toms River, New Jersey2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tip to be the first one in at photo time
    Definitely a must see when you come to Chicago. If you are waiting for the park to open to view the Cloud Gate (bean) - I recommend going to the Millenium Grill for a Carbonara Pizza and a couple of beers. Keep a watch on the time and be the first one in to get a once in a lifetime picture without all of the other visitors getting in your photo!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 14 March 2023
  • 2BEis2SKI
    Charlotte, North Carolina1,389 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really crowded but when in Rome...
    The Bean is a tourist magnet but worth at least looking at for 2 minutes. The park itself is really magnificent with lots to enjoy. We were there in Feb so ice skating was available. There are good views of the city and lots of great people watching. In better weather, it'd be a great place to just go and sit. Definitely recommend.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 19 March 2023
  • JulianneExplores
    Charles Town, West Virginia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Bean
    Several visits to Chicago and I keep promising to go see The Bean at Millennium park. Yet, every time I think it's too cold to walk there. This time I decided to detour a few blocks over to see how far it was... and I was near it every visit! It is amazing art to experience, yes experience, even on a cold day. I wish I had gone sooner and I'll return in different seasons. Definitely a must-go!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Beachcomb_33
    Eaton, Ohio723 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Home to The Bean
    Nice park, very spacious. Take a walk, enjoy a picnic, or just sit down and take in the view of the city. Home to The Cloud Gate aka The Bean. It's definitely worth taking a walk through. Enjoy!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 March 2023
  • silvercode
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam232 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Millennium Park and the bean, must see if visit Chicago
    Don't miss this icon in Chicago. The park is very good for everything you want from the outdoor strolling in Chicago, it is right by the Art Institute and Magnificent Mile (Michigan Ave.) A must see if you are in Chicago. Chicago is one of the best city in the world for its architect buildings. River/lake, are a good combine boat tour while you are in Chicago.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Naveed A
    Islamabad, Pakistan6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking happiness
    The buzz around Bean … got so many pics only because people were enjoying it. I don’t know what is it called the atmosphere where everyone is happy, enjoying with families. It was a fantastic walk around the park Highly recommended
    Visited June 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 April 2023
  • 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
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1 contribution
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
Finland497 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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Big Mike
Manlius, NY434 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The park was interesting and well covered in our tour, just not very interesting in the winter, without the water on in the fountains
Written 27 December 2023
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Louie F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family

Millennium Park is like a downtown haven in Chicago. The cool Cloud Gate sculpture and fun Crown Fountain make it stand out. You've got green gardens to chill in and open spaces for a casual escape. Whether it's a laid-back stroll or catching a live show at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the park is a must-see mix of city vibes and chill spots.
Written 25 December 2023
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tony l
Vancouver, Canada3,668 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
what a remarkable 90 mins wonder , we throughly enjoyed the park , weather is not too cold , unfortunately the Cloud Gate aka "The Bean " is under construction till next spring , but still so much to seen and enjoy the phenomenal Chicago Skyline very clean safe environment to roaming about , it is flavor place for locals and tourist for year round , first time in the city , must visit , you need less 90 mins to relax and enjoy this park , no wonder they call this city " The Jewel of the Midwest "
Written 7 December 2023
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