Millennium Park – Chicago, IL
Millennium Park, with its one-of-a-kind architecture and stunning landscape design, is as diverse and innovative as Chicago’s cultural personality. The park occupies three full city blocks east of Michigan Ave. between E. Randolph St. (to the north) and E. Monroe St. (to the south).
The Park’s unique structural design is eccentric and appealing, urban yet approachable. A pedestrian bridge over Monroe St. links the Modern Wing of The Art Institute of Chicago to the picturesque Lurie Gardens within Millennium Park.
The iconic Cloud Gate, better known as “the Bean”, is one of Chicago’s most prominent structures. Designed by British artist Anish Kapoor, the impressive sculpture is constructed entirely from stainless steel and reflects the city’s stunning skyline.
Another one of the Park’s attractions is the Crown Fountain, a unique concept which combines tradition with urban pop-art. The fountain is composed of two huge LED screens which project the faces of ordinary Chicagoans. The water spouts from their digital mouths, representing modern-day gargoyles.
Year-round events are a highlight at Millennium Park and there is sure to be something to pique your interest. You can view the calendar of events here.
Visitors at Millennium Park can also look forward to the following attractions:
• Jay Pritzker Pavilion: Frank Gehry architectural design puts a modern twist on the traditional outdoor concert venue; framed by stainless steel ribbons and home to numerous free outdoor concerts and performances throughout the year.
• Chase Promenade: Home to art exhibitions and festivals, this three-block walkway is lined by almost 200 trees and includes two white event tents at Chase Promenade North (between E. Randolph St. and “The Bean”) and Chase Promenade North (between E. Monroe St. and “The Bean”).
•Harris Theater for Music & Dance: A state of the art indoors performance space for a range of fine arts and cultural programs, including some of the City’s finest dance and music. Please call 312.742.1168 for inquiries.
• Lurie Garden: An urban model of responsible horticulture, Lurie Garden provides a healthy habitat for a wide variety of plants and wildlife where visitors find respite and inspiration in four seasons.
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60602