Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois

55 Mentions on Trippy

201 E Randolph St

Chicago, IL 60642

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(312) 829-1100

http://millenniumpark.org/

  • 4 mentions in Best free things to do in Chicago?

    • Lauren F.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Lauren F. said, "...On a nice day spend some time in Millennium Park and check out Cloud Gate, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, and Maggie Daley Park - totally free and a beautiful spot near the lake to walk around for hours. Stop by..." See More

    • Katherine R.

      Katherine R. said, "...Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art admission is $5. Definitely check out Millennium Park, which is also free. Lincoln Park Zoo admission is also free. Lincoln Park..." See More

    • Sandy B.

      Sandy B. said, "...Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier and Millennium Park are all free. It's fun to go to the Pedway which is the city under the city. Chicago Riverwalk is free and fun...." See More

    • elizabeth h.

      elizabeth h. said, "...National Museum of Mexican Art! Walking around Lincoln Park, walking around Millennium Park, the Buckingham Fountain, and Cloud Gate (the bean)...." See More

  • 3 mentions in Chicago must sees in 2-3 days? Hotels, restaurants, etc...

    • Kristi D.

      Kristi D. said, "...and more people about. If the weather is nice, go for a boat ride on the river or lake. Check out Millennium Park. Go to the The Signature Lounge at the Hancock and have a drink and a great view. If..." See More

    • Lauren F.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Lauren F. said, "...their famous chocolate cake shake. Below is a deep dish from The Art of Pizza :) It's great to walk around Millennium Park, especially on a nice day. If you're into museums and/or art, The Art Institute of Chicago is one..." See More

    • Justin H.

      Justin H. said, "... Millennium Park Field Museum of Natural History Aviary Next (restaurant) Girl & the Goat Three Dots and a Dash Piece Brewery & Pizzeria Mercadito Chicago Half Acre Beer Company Mercat a la Planxa..." See More

  • 3 mentions in In Chicago in early May for one night only; suggestions?

    • Emily B.

      Emily B. said, "...a few places downtown and then heading into a couple different neighborhoods for dinner and drinks. I might start downtown at Millennium Park to see the fountains, Cloud Gate (the bean) and do plenty of people watching! Then either jump on the..." See More

    • Melissa C.

      Melissa C. said, "...to the Lakefront Trail. Walk the lakefront or rent a Divvy Bike to head south. Park the bikes to wander around Millennium Park (take some selfies in the bean!) and visit one of the best museums in the world, The Art Institute..." See More

    • Jose S A.

      Jose S A. said, "...My typical Chicago tour for visitors: 1. Navy Pier (Can take Architecture Boat Tour from there) 2. Millennium Park ("The Bean") 3. N Michigan Ave 4. Wrigleyville (Bonus if there is a game)..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Things to do during a long weekend in Chicago for anniversary

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...It's located in the loop, so this would also give you a chance to walk around the area. Close by is Millennium Park which is fairly touristy, although do check out the giant bean if you haven't seen it. They also have..." See More

    • Christy E.

      Christy E. said, "...We didn't do everything on your tentative itinerary, but we did see The Field Museum , Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Millennium Park, Loop, Magnificent Mile, Chicago Cultural Center , the former Marshall Field's (now a Macy's) and walked down by..." See More

    • Tommy H.

      Tommy H. said, "...walk south down Michigan Avenue to the Cultural Center. After checking that place out you could walk across the street to Millennium Park Depending on the day of the week you might be able to catch a live concert or orchestra at..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Kid friendly places for a day trip in downtown Chicago?

    • Lauren F.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Lauren F. said, "...Hi Steve- On a nice day you can head over to Maggie Daley Park, the newly opened park next to Millennium Park that has a great playground. Lincoln Park Zoo is another great free option for a nice day and for museums..." See More

    • Katherine R.

      Katherine R. said, "...Chicago Children's Museum is extremely kid-friendly for obvious reasons, but a bit pricey. Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park are close to one another and have fun climbing things/interactive sculpture for kids. The Art Institute of Chicago has a free kids' room..." See More

    • Will C.

      Will C. said, "...if you want to visit a zoo. Now that the summer has started, there is usually live music or performances in Millennium Park. Water taxis are a good way to see the architecture and buildings from the river which is right..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Chicago: Is Navy Pier, the Bean, and Willis Tower really worth seeing?

    • Eric P.

      Eric P. said, "...are amazing and you can enjoy them in comfort as you sip a memosa and eat crab legs. Cloud Gate and Millennium Park are well worth a visit - and free. Enjoy! Eric..." See More

    • Laura G.

      Laura G. said, "...If you're going to be in that area of Michigan Ave. anyway, you should definitely go to the Bean. It's in Millennium Park which also has art installations, gardens, and a big fountain all with the lake in the background. Just a..." See More

    • Cheryl R.

      Cheryl R. said, "...of your mentioned spots are free to view, so they aren't really traps because you don't pay anything. Cloud Gate and Millennium Park are a must. The Navy Pier doesn't have much going on, but you can walk through it without spending..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Best Chicago pizza?

    • Melissa H.

      Melissa H. said, "...When I was in Chicago in 2011 I went to Giordano's just to the north of Millennium Park. I had the personal sized sausage and it was delicious and ready quickly. Now that I've experienced the deep dish pizza I can..." See More

    • Tim C.

      Tim C. said, "...Exchequer Restaurant & Pub's pizza.....Hands down, the best! Walking distance from Millennium Park, excellent deep dish pizza, and many different beers and wines to sample...." See More

    • Sharon D.

      Sharon D. said, "...If you're staying near Millennium Park try the pizza Pizano's PizzaThey are part of the Malnetti family and the pizza is great. Another famous Chicago pizza isGino's East. It's got to be pan though if you're in Chicago...." See More

  • 2 mentions in What to do with a 7 year old in Chicago?

    • Melissa C.

      Melissa C. said, "...dollhouses. I believe they also have an audio tour that is just for kids. And it is right next door to Millennium Park where you can visit the Bean. Have a great time!..." See More

    • Cheryl R.

      Cheryl R. said, "...Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, The Art Institute of Chicago, Lincoln Park Zoo & Millennium Park and Cloud Gate..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Cheap but awesome places to go and see in the Chicago area

    • James C.

      James C. said, "...Chicago food and drinks can be expensive in the touristy areas (core of downtown, Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Magnificent Mile). But you can definitely still see a TON of stuff by just walking through these areas..." See More

    • Jinny O.

      Jinny O. said, "...thin crust, it tastes like the ones you'd find in Italy. 2. Get up to the Willis Tower 3. Walk around Millennium Park You'll have yourself an album full of great photos from this place. 4. Buckingham Fountain 5. Rent a city..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Chicago with Kids- where to stay and what to do?

    • Lori E.

      Lori E. said, "...have done more. You'll see kids of all ages there, and its free! They'll love the fountains and the bean at Millennium Park as well...." See More

    • Kristi D.

      Kristi D. said, "...from downtown, the Brookfield Zoo is the nicer of the two zoos but will require a train ride into the suburbs. Millennium Park is nice to visit, there's the bean where you can take some interesting reflective photos, there's the Crown Fountain..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Kid Friendly in Chicago

    • Melissa C.

      Melissa C. said, "...the back room (they have crayons on the tables). Plus, the food is delicious. I also highly recommend the Shedd Aquarium. Millennium Park is a fun place to walk around. Kids love seeing themselves in Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean...." See More

    • ross f.

      ross f. said, "...have great kids areas especially for little ones. Navy Pier has great children's museum and some fun but cheesy touristy stuff. Millennium Park fun for kids...." See More

  • 2 mentions in What is a must see/do in 4 Nights in Chicago for two 30 something women

    • Sarah L.

      Sarah L. said, "...is great and the Shedd Aquarium are must-sees if you love to walk around museums as well as the art institute. Millennium Park is also nice to walk through and I'd say to come back to visit just so you can see..." See More

    • Jinny O.

      Jinny O. said, "...thin crust, it tastes like the ones you'd find in Italy. 2. Get up to the Willis Tower 3. Walk around Millennium Park. You'll have yourself an album full of great photos from this place. 4. Buckingham Fountain 5. Rent a..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Can't decide! What's a better place to visit, Cleveland or Chicago?

    • Vince A.

      Vince A. said, "...Chicago has a beautiful skyline and so much to do and see. Stay near N Michigan Ave and can walk to Millennium Park where thy have free shows and concerts. Take a river cruise on the Chicago River. Go on top of..." See More

    • Will C.

      Will C. said, "...MUSEUMS: Museum Campus for several different museums in a walkable distance SHOPPING: Magnificent Mile WALKING: Chicago Riverwalk and Navy pier KIDS: Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park..." See More

  • 2 mentions in What to do in one weekend in Chicago?

    • Jillian G.

      Jillian G. said, "...of Chicago. The variety of current exhibitions will not disappoint. It's diverse and beautiful. From there, I would walk over to Millennium Park and take a selfie in front of the bean. Why not? You could also hit up the Skydeck Chicago..." See More

    • Manishi S.

      Manishi S. said, "...and Industry is my favorite. Shedd Aquarium is a great place as well. In the evening, make sure to visit the Millennium Park. Go their before sunset and stay till all lights come on. Michigan Avenue (on which Millennium Park is)..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Must-do things in Chicago?

    • Tandy L.

      Tandy L. said, "...Oh, since you're going to be going to Millennium Park early on, there are a few brunch spots that I really love around that area! Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe : Your standard breakfast fare with a little more pizzazz. Their pancakes and..." See More

    • Matthew H.

      Matthew H. said, "...I wanted to add a few tips for the venues you mentioned (and suggest a couple more venues you might like). Millennium Park is a must see attraction on foot, so bring your camera with you; when it originally opened there was..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best place to get a drink and see the city from up high?

    • Patrick Z.

      Patrick Z. said, "...Views - Willis Tower and/or Hancock Building Must do - Millennium Park, shopping area down Michigan Avenue, deep dish pizza (lou malnatis or giordanos), cubs or sox game..." See More

  • 1 mention in 3 days in Chicago over July 4th weekend

    • Kristi D.

      Kristi D. said, "...Divvy bikes (but make sure you know how they work, they are time restricted). See if there's a free concert at Millennium Park. Take an instragreeter tour starting at the Chicago Cultural Center. The big fireworks along the lakefront was cancelled..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best neighborhood for a group of 20-something year old guys

    • Robin W.

      Robin W. said, "...During the daytime: Michigan Avenue , Millennium Park (the Bean), Lake Michigan , Navy Pier . Cubs game if they're in town. For evening activities: Wrigleyville , Lincoln Park..." See More

  • 1 mention in What to do if you only have one day in Chicago?

    • Laura W.

      Laura W. said, "...admire the beautiful architecture, visit the Willis Tower and take some fun pictures in the sky deck, then go to the Millennium Park, cross the river towards Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile, and if you have time, take a cruise in..." See More

  • 1 mention in How to experience Chicago like a local?

    • Lauren F.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Lauren F. said, "...in Wicker Park can take you downtown to the more touristy things - even as a local I love strolling around Millennium Park on a nice day, or walking through the The Art Institute of Chicago on a weekday when it's not..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best area to stay in Chicago?

    • Tim H.

      Tim H. said, "...I'm a big fan of staying really central, like by the river. you can get easily to Michigan Ave, to Millennium Park, the River North area and all the activity nearby. It's more expensive obviously than farther north but so much..." See More

  • 1 mention in How many days should I spend in Chicago?

    • Tim H.

      Tim H. said, "...etc. Of them, only the Art Institute is really "in the heart" of the city. I'd say it's a don't miss. Millennium Park is across the street. If you like to shop there are lots of the usual places, and if you..." See More

  • 1 mention in Chicago Tourism and Gay Friendly Nightlife

    • Kristi D.

      Kristi D. said, "...Jazz Fest is in Grant Park August 29-31, that's free. Millennium Park sometimes has free concerts as well. The Chicago Water Taxi should still be running, take that to Chinatown or just for a ride on the river if your budget doesn't..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the coolest hotels in downtown Chicago?

    • Rob C.

      Rob C. said, "...lounge on top of the Chicago Athletic Association in the Loop. It has one of the best views of the city, Millennium Park and the lake. The Godfrey Hotel is also nice. Don't know much about the rooms but it's only 3..." See More

  • 1 mention in Fun stuff

    • Vince A.

      Vince A. said, "...The all family will love to walk to Lincoln Park Zoo which is the only free zoo in the US. Visit Millennium Park and take a walk to Grant Park and see the Buckingham Fountain when it lights up in the eve..." See More

  • 1 mention in Looking for things to do in Chicago, IL?

    • Jordan M.

      Jordan M. said, "...East South Loop and Lou Malnati's Pizzeria (On Dearborn and State Streets, respectively) have great 'classic' Chicago style deep dish pizza! Millennium Park and Grant Park are both extremely beautiful, and you're sure to find lots of photo ops throughout the park,..." See More

  • 1 mention in How safe is public transportation and what passes should I get?

    • Peter S.

      Peter S. said, "...I have taken the South Shore line from Indiana to Millennium Park Multiple times and never felt unsafe...." See More

  • 1 mention in LA, San Fran, Chicago and NYC with a toddler

    • Katherine R.

      Katherine R. said, "...Chicago has a great system of public parks with awesome, toddler-friendly playgrounds. You could take your 2-year-old to Millennium Park or to the playground at Maggie Daley Park if you're staying downtown. But check out neighborhoods like Lincoln Square Neighborhood for kid-friendly..." See More

  • 1 mention in Where to stay in Chicago?

    • Debbie L.

      Debbie L. said, "...One thing that you should keep in mind is that it's very difficult to find parking in downtown Chicago, around the Millennium Park area, and that it can be expensive. I remember I had to pay $26 for half day parking around..." See More

  • 1 mention in What are the most popular neighborhoods in Chicago?

    • Lauren F.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Lauren F. said, "...the JW Marriott Chicago are my hotel recs here. Just outside the loop are my favorite spots on a nice day, Millennium Park with Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) and Maggie Daley Park, and The Art Institute of Chicago on a not..." See More

  • 1 mention in Daughters 16th bday

    • Leslie D.

      Leslie D. said, "...The Art Institute of Chicago is a great museum. Have lunch in there upscale dining room. Then wander around Millennium Park which is next door...." See More

  • 1 mention in What's the best neighborhood in Chicago for a first time visitor?

    • Jose S A.

      Jose S A. said, "...If choosing hotel by priceline / hotwire, i would choose Millennium Park or Magnificent Mile areas. That will put you in the heart of the downtown and within walking distance to many of the cities tourist attractions and restaurants. Generally i take..." See More