One of the most popular places to visit when in Chicago. The Millennium Park offers entertainment for both the young and the older.
It's also called "the largest rooftop garden in the world" because it was constructed above a giant parking garage. Opening in 2004, the park immediately became successful in bringing people over and providing them with attractions.
It provides its visitors with countless free events, such as art exhibitions, concerts, workouts, film screenings and more. There are numerous venues in the area, like the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which serves as a place for various concerts, the Crown Fountain, which projects videos of locals "spitting" as the fountain spouts water, an ice rink, and a famous Chicago landmark - The Bean. The Bean is a sculpture with a reflective surface, popular with photographers and kids.
You can easily spend anywhere between half an hour and a whole day here, depending on how much you make use of the attractions provided. There are eateries everywhere around, so if you want to refresh yourself, you don't need to go far. Since the area is so big, there are plenty of bus stops around. There are also two subway stations - Van Buren St. and Museum Campus/11th St., lines ME and SSL.
Welcome Center open from 9 am until 5 pm.
Admission to the park is free.
Address 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Coordinates 41°52'57.407" N -87°37'21.063" E