Millennium Park is a public park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. The park is managed by the Chicago Park District and opened on July 16, 2004. It covers more than 24 acres (97,000 m2). 

Millennium Park has become a prominent civic center near Chicago‘s Lake Michigan shoreline that attracts more than six million visitors each year. The park includes a variety of gardens, playgrounds, art installations, and performance venues. 

Some of the most popular attractions in Millennium Park include the Cloud Gate sculpture, also known as “The Bean”, the Crown Fountain, and the Lurie Garden. The park also features an outdoor concert venue, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which is home to the city’s Symphony Orchestra. 

Millennium Park was originally intended to be a part of the city’s lakefront redevelopment project. However, the project was delayed due to funding issues. When it finally opened in 2004, the park cost $475 million to build – making it one of the most expensive public parks in the world. 

Despite its high cost, Millennium Park has been widely praised for its architecture and public amenities. It has become one of Chicago’s most popular tourist destinations and a symbol of the city’s renaissance.

Plan Your Visit

Millennium Park is open from 8am to 9pm daily. The most popular attractions in the park are the Cloud Gate sculpture (also known as “The Bean”), the Crown Fountain, and the Lurie Garden. All of these attractions are free to visit.

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is Millennium Park’s outdoor concert venue. It is home to the city’s Symphony Orchestra. Concerts are held from May to September. Tickets are required for most events.

For more information on visiting Millennium Park, please see the Chicago Park District’s website.

 

Millennium Park has become a popular tourist attraction in Chicago, visited by more than four million people each year. The park’s most famous features are the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the Cloud Gate sculpture, and the Lurie Garden. Millennium Park also hosts free concerts, outdoor movie screenings, and ice skating in the winter. The park is also home to the Art Institute of Chicago’s Ryan Education Center, which offers free art classes to children and adults.

 

Interested in our aquatic and marine life? Check out Shedd Aquarium and discover the wonder of the aquatic animal world.

 

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