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- 98%Family Travelers
- 89%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 84%Local Culture
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 72%Art & Design Lovers
- 54%Business Travelers
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- Millennium ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Nov 05, 2013
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.
- 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.
- Millennium ParkMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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.
- Millennium ParkMember ofArt & Design LoversOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Jul 05, 2012
The Millennium Park is a great public area that has many cool exhibits / monuments / and art pieces. The famous face fountain and bean are here. Summer time is great but do wear warm clothes when visit the park in the winter time, i think there is a wind tunnel around here. brrr...