Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
201 E Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60601| Map |
Millennium Park is a public park and a prominent civic center near the city's Lake Michigan shoreline. The park features a variety of public art.
Jennifer Ortman and 6 other parents have been here
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
There is no playground in the park, but there's a fountain kids love to play in, so be sure to bring a swimsuit and/or change of clothes if it's warm.
Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60601| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 6 am - 11 pm
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Free ice skatingFlag review
This was a great family outing. You can ice skate for free at Millennium Park at the McCormick Tribune ice rink through March 9, 2014, weather permitting. The rink is located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Streets. Skate rentals are available for $10 and you can skate every day, but Sunday. Check the website for hours: explorechicago.org. We had a ball skating to the music, and then having a steaming cup of hot chocolate at the nearby cafe.
Tips for Families
Try to go early to avoid the crowds. If you have your own skates, bring them.
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As a life-long city dweller I get itchy when I have to look like a tourist in a new city =P But it's okay in a place like Millennium Park, because if you're not taking photos or staring at gorgeous sculpture, you're the one who looks out of place. We had a lot of fun playing with the different angles of the...
I'll be honest, the BEAN is the reason why i came to Chicago. The bean looks so much fun and it was. It's like when you were a child you you were more happy playing with the bubble wrap than the gift. It was hard taking the perfect picture. I suggest coming here on a weekday, it's less crowded. It makes you want to run up to it, and give it a big hug and a kiss. I wonder do they clean this bean,i feel it's covered in germs, i was tempted to use my hand sanitizer to clean it. (just joking.. well kinda). You should explore this park, by stopping by Buckingham Fountain, or in other words, the married with children fountain. It's not easy getting around the park, i wished there was a shuttle, we ended up w...
Yes, I'm a tourist! Though this park is relatively new, to me, this place has come to represent Chicago. Just as the Sears and Hancock towers represent the City, so does the Cloud Gate, affectionately nicknamed "The Bean." I didn't even know the name of the piece was "Cloud Gate." It's always been called "The Bean" by all family members that come from and/or visit here. But the park is more impressive in person than the pictures I saw from family: * It is large. It provides padding between the skyscrapers and Lake Michigan. * It has GREAT public art at both Boeing Galleries including the Tree of Life... and those 3 balls. * Frank Ghery's outdoor concert hall at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion. Which provides free...
Chicago has *really* cleaned up its act lately. The past ten years has been a revolution of city parks and public spaces. Millenium Park is one of the most outstanding places to stroll through on a Spring, Summer or Fall day. Skip Winter. Trust me. Highlights: - Four story water features with cascading fountains for children (and certain adults) in which to frolic. - The Bean...a spaceshipy looking highly polished art installation with a convex underside that you can walk under - Random sculptures that provoke thought and discussion - A state-of-the art concert venue - in the summer, Chicago holds a series of FREE noontime concerts in the park. Bring your lunch and chill out to good music It's near the ...