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- 98%Family Travelers
- 85%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Budget Travelers
- 74%Local Culture
- 67%Art & Design Lovers
- 59%Adventure Travelers
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- Millennium ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Jul 12, 2014
It's a tourist thing to do, but you won't regret it if you're an art lover like me. It's a fun place to take pictures with the warped reflections of yourself. What I loved about the bean the most was at night. The reflection of the famous buildings with lights is gorgeous.
If you're barely in chicago like me then I would recommend checking out the bean during the day and night.
If you show up early in the morning then you'll have less people crowding around the bean. Less people in your bean picture :)
I got to see it during winter on my birthday. One of the most memorable experience I had at chitown was ice skate in from of the bean with my boyfriend. I never skated outdoors in the snow before!!!Recommended for:
- Millennium ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jul 01, 2014
The best parts are the summers and the 10 weeks (wed-sat) of free concerts, mainly classical music, outside under the lights and stars of the big city. Dont forget to bring your chairs, a blanket, and a picnic....BYOB.Recommended for:
- Millennium ParkMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 3Jun 19, 2014
Photo Op, Yes!
Great Park, Yes!
Must See, Heck Yes!!
I've been here before, but during the night. Experiencing it during daylight hours was a real treat.
I like this park. Plenty of greenery to just relax and enjoy the nice (but chilly) day. Great place to people watch.
You can also find the "Bean" here. A giant silver bean (it looks like a giant jelly bean to me) in the middle of the park. A great photo opportunity. I was a tourist so I did what a tourist does. Take pictures of this thing. lol.
This is a good park to visit and I enjoyed it.
I'll definitely be back.Recommended for:
- Millennium ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Apr 22, 2014
Spend an afternoon checking out all of the art and design in one of Chicago's premier parks. Some must-see highlights include: Frank Gehry's Jay Pritzer Pavilion, an outdoor concert venue; the Cloud Gate, lovingly referred to as the Bean by locals, which is a mirrored bean-like structure designed by British artist Anish Kapoor; and, by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, the Crown Fountain, which consists of two 50-foot-tall structures that project images of a broad spectrum of Chicago residents.Recommended for:
- Millennium ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 04, 2013
This beautiful space combines outdoor art installations with greenery and fantastic views of the Chicago skyline. An easy add-on to a visit to the Art Institute, Loop, or Grant Park. A great example of how this city has undergone a renaissance in the last 15 years.Recommended for:
- Millennium ParkMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
Gotta see the BEAN!
The park is Chicago's equivalent to New York's Central Park.
It is a great place to hang and people watch.
It is also a great place for families and picnic's.
The largest outdoor "green" space in Chicago.Recommended for:
- Millennium ParkOct 20, 2013
Admiring yourself from all angles of the shiny, reflective bean is a must-do while in Chicago. Once you're done taking some cool photos there, head over to see the LED face fountains (you'll know them when you see them...they're actually a little creepy). If you're there in the winter, you can go ice skating at the Millennium Park ice rink.Recommended for:
- Millennium ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jun 10, 2014
A great place to stroll the paved walkways and see the Cloudveil (Bean) sculpture, and the startling and entertaining Crown Fountain with super-sized faces that spurt water. In winter there's ice skating, in summer watch kids, and adults play in the fountain. Or heck, pull off your shoes and jump in too!Recommended for:
- Millennium ParkSep 05, 2013
Stretching from Randolph St. to Roosevelt Rd. and Michigan Ave. to Lakeshore Drive, you could spend an entire weekend in this area only and not be at loss of what to do!
I went on an adventure with the goal of staying within the parameters of Randolph to Monroe St. and Michigan Ave. to Columbus Dr.. This park area is known as Millennium Park, home to the famous Bean sculpture, Crown Fountain and Pritkzer Pavilion. Summertime is when this park comes full to like with children playing in the Fountain, picture posers snapping shots of their reflection in the Bean and free concerts and movies filling the Pavilion every evening.
First, I would like to start with, if you are the anti-corporate world of sponsorships from companies such as Boeing, Chase, McDonalds, Wrigley & Exelon, this is not the park for you. However it is companies like these and family donors who allow this park to be one the grand gems of this wonderful city.
Crown Fountain, a piece of interactive art video sculpture by Jaume Plensa is filled with water, lights and children of all ages splashing and cooling themselves on a hot summer day. A piece in the beginning, that was resisted and disliked by many locals has become dear to our hearts, as one cannot resist the joy and laughter this Fountain brings to many children.
The Bean – who knew it’s real name is Cloud Gate?! By artist Anish Kapoor, this stainless steel reflective sculpture gives off a stunning reflection of the city’s old skyline off Michigan Ave. You can experience a kaleidoscope of people as you walk through the center of this piece. Controversy struck, not because of the design, but the original cost for this art piece was to be 6 million dollars. 7 years after the proposal and completion of the shiny bean shaped sculpture came with a price tag of 23 million dollars.
Lurie Garden is a stunning 5-acre perennial garden is surrounded by skyline views of buildings that span over 150 years of Chicago history. It is constantly changing throughout the seasons, with daily free tours and workshops, there is much to see and do within this area of the park.
The sound of music can be heard throughout the day as the Chicago Symphony practices for their evening performance at the Pritzker Pavilion for the Grant Park Music Festival. This amazing structure was designed by Frank Gehry looks like wrapped ribbons of stainless steel. The Great Lawn is filled with blankets and picnics baskets in the evening as couples sip on wine and kids play tag, music fills the air and people of all ages relax and enjoy the sounds of classical music.
This park is filled with so much to do within such a small amount of space, how can you not love what this city has to offer? This is just a small scratch on the surface – totaling 4 city blocks.Recommended for:
- Millennium ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodiesSep 04, 2013
Millenium Park makes the downtown shore really interesting. There's a lot going on in the area. The "Bean" is a huge, steel sculpture polished such that its seams disappear. When clean, it's fantastic.
- Millennium ParkOct 08, 2013
What a fun park. Everywhere you look the are huge buildings scraping the sky. It's Chicago, it's big, it's amazing. The walk to the park is what makes the experience even more wild. To come out of the concrete jungle to see this open space is just awe inspiring. The park itself is quite kid safe and full of things to see, do and explore.
If you have the time to spend 2 or 3 hours, you'll be rewarded with the full experience of wandering across the bridges, down the paths and past all the monuments. It's a very kid friendly experience.Recommended for:
- Millennium ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersMay 26, 2014
Great place to spend an afternoon. Bring a picnic and spread out on the lawn. Unless of course there's a free concert going on there, in which case you're in for an even better treat. "The Bean" and the "Water Towers" in the park will delight anyone of any age.
- Millennium ParkMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesJun 26, 2013
One , if not the biggest tourist attraction in Chicago is the infamous " Bean", but with good reason! The Bean who's real name is " Cloud Gate" in a now legendary part of Chicago and a great way to see free art, as well as a distorted and mirrored view of the Chicago skyline.Recommended for:
- Millennium ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10Jun 14, 2013
Millennium Park is absolutely what make Chicago great. The vision that they had in creating so much public land near Lake Michigan was brilliant. Even if you'd outlive in the city all the CTA converges at millennium Park so you can get in and out with no fuss. It is an absolute must-do regardless of the time of year.
- Millennium ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jun 10, 2013
You can't come to Chicago and not go to Millenium Park. There are awesome photo ops here! The famous Bean sculpture reflects the beautiful downtown skyline, always changing faces on the waterfall are mesmerizing to watch and the summer classical concert series at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, designed by Frank Gehry, is free and a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday evening.Recommended for: