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Millennium Park

97
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 11 publications
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Badge 97

Outstanding

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Top 1% in Chicago About the TripExpert Score

11 expert recommendations

55

Afar Magazine

Every June hundreds of internationally renowned blues musicians rock Chicago for 3 days and 4 nights in the world's largest free blues festival. Did I mention it’s free? 3 solid days of... Full review →

14

Concierge

This 24.5-acre park, built on top of a former rail yard beside the Art Institute, is a welcome oasis downtown.

8

Condé Nast Traveler

One of Chicago’s most popular destinations—thanks, in part, to the throngs of tourists taking selfies in the reflective surface of Ani Kapoor’s Cloud Gate. Full review →

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

"The Bean," the fountains, the Disney-esque music pavilion—all the pieces of this new park quickly stole the hearts of Chicagoans and visitors alike. Full review →

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Frommer's 34

It’s a winning combination of beautiful landscaping, elegant architecture... and public entertainment spaces, including an ice rink and theater. Full review →

Popular series of free outdoor classical music concerts here most Wednesday through Sunday evenings in the summer,
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Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Rising boldly by the lakefront, Millennium Park is a treasure trove of free and arty sights. Full review →

11

Michelin Guide 55

Millennium Park is among the city's nicest assets. Its 24.5 acres are filled with something to see at every turn. Full review →

57

Not For Tourists

One of the best public spaces on the planet. Full review →

9

Time Out

This 24.5-acre park features Frank Gehry's Pritzker Pavilion and serpentine bridge; sculptor Anish Kapoor's 110-ton Cloud Gate (a.k.a. “The Bean”); and Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain. Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

Since opening in 2004, the 24.5-acre Millennium Park has become a Chicago staple that lures renowned artists, architects, and musicians. Full review →

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Where

This 24.5-acre green space is one of the city’s major cultural centers; its centerpiece is the shiny elliptical sculpture by Anish Kapoor called Cloud Gate, which locals have... Full review →

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