Summertime Guide to Millennium Park


Lurie Garden

An urban garden set in the heart of Millennium Park, Lurie Garden is a picturesque display of horticulture that must be seen. This living art in the middle of the booming downtown includes a display of dozens of plant life like tulips, black-eyes susans, elderberry, and more. Stroll through the garden along the footbridge and enjoy the floral scenery backdropped by the iconic Chicago skyline.

Cloud Gate

Popularly known as “The Bean,” Cloud Gate is a public sculpture designed by Anish Kapoor that serves as the centerpiece of Millennium Park. See the Chicago skyline from a variety of panoramic angles reflected in Cloud Gate’s design and check out the underside of the piece to immerse yourself into a real-life kaleidoscope.

Crown Fountain

Spit, spit, hooray! Channel your inner kid (or take the kids in your group!) at Crown Fountain, the hyper-recognizable interactive public art by Jaume Plensa. These 50-foot towers are set in a wading pool and display digital videos of people’s faces. Hear the excitement of spectators as the faces intermittently spit water through the mouths of the digital faces.

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Summertime screams outdoors and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a great place to be. Not onlly is the Pavilion itself a gorgeous structure, the experience of catching a film or live performance is one that can’t be beat. Playing host to a variety of free cultural performances, the Pavilion offers an annual Summer Music and Film Series, live music performances, and more.

BP Pedestrian Bridge

Get from Point A to Point B on the multi-lane BP Pedestrian Bridge and check out some beautiful views of the city at a new angle. The bridge connects Millennium Park with Maggie Daley Park over Columbus Drive and is 925 feet of architectural brilliance.

Testimony from Ramon Gomez – The Gwen

Make sure to check out the Grant Park Music Festival at Jay Pritzker Pavilion! 

What Else Is Nearby?

Art Institute

The iconic lions standing guard at the Art Institute of Chicago are the telltale sign you’ve come to the right place. The museum is open daily and offers visitors of all ages an exciting look into

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