Millennium Park has free admission and is open daily from 6 am to 11 pm.
Make your travel to Millennium Park a snap with simple directions and convenient parking.
Millennium Park is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. It is bordered by Michigan Avenue to the west, Columbus Drive to the east, Randolph Street to the north and Monroe Drive to the south.
If traveling from the North on the Kennedy Expressway or Edens Expressway (Interstate 90/94), exit at Monroe Street and drive East to Michigan Avenue.
If driving on the Outer Drive (North Lake Shore Drive/Highway 41), exit at Randolph Street or Monroe Street and drive West to Michigan Avenue.
If traveling from the South on the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstates 90/94), exit at Congress Parkway and drive East to Michigan Avenue and then North to Monroe Street. If driving on Lake Shore Drive (Highway 41), exit at Randolph Street and drive West to Michigan Avenue.
If traveling from the East on the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 90), take the Chicago Skyway to the Stony Island exit, follow Highway 41 (Lake Shore Drive) to downtown Chicago, exit at Monroe Street and drive West to Michigan Avenue.
If coming in from the East on Interstate 90/94, continue on the Dan Ryan Expressway, exit at Congress Parkway, drive East to Michigan Avenue and then North to Monroe Street.
If traveling from the West on the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290), which becomes Congress Parkway, drive East to Michigan Avenue, and then turn North (left) to Monroe Street.
Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage, Grant Park North, Grant Park South and East Monroe Garages. For more information or directions for any of these parking garages, visit www.millenniumgarages.com or call 312.616.0600.
Parking is available for bicycles in the McDonald’s Cycle Center, a state of the art facility located in the northeast corner of Millennium Park. For information, visit chicagobikestation.com or call 888-BIKE-WAY (888.245.3929). Bike racks are also located on the concrete pad on the east side of the Pritzker Pavilion, as well as along Michigan Avenue and upper Randolph Street.
Public transportation is one of the easiest and most economical ways to get around downtown.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates a network of buses and elevated / subway trains throughout Chicago. The CTA's website has a number of how-to guides for first time riders.
From the Green, Orange, Brown, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines, exit at the Madison/Wabash or Randolph/Wabash stations and walk two blocks east. From the Red and Blue Line subways, exit at Monroe or Washington stations and walk two or three blocks east. The park is also served by buses 3, 4, 6, 14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 151,157 and 173. During weekday rush periods only the Park is also served by buses 26 and 148.
For more travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com or call the Travel Information Center at 1-888-YOUR-CTA or 1-888-CTA-TTY1 (TTY).
Metra's suburban commuter rail system has 11 lines with 239 stations radiating from downtown Chicago to the six-county area of northeast Illinois. For regional transit schdeules and fares, and a map of downtown stations, visit METRA's website at http://metrarail.com.
Millennium Park is located directly above the Millennium Park Station at Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street, with access to the Metra Electric District and South Shore Line trains and the downtown pedway system.
Travel from Chicago's other downtown METRA stations is a snap with Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses and trains! For help planning your trip to Millennium Park from Chicago Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center, LaSalle Street Station, or Van Buren Station, visit www.transitchicago.com or call the Travel Information Center at 1-888-YOUR-CTA or 1-888-CTA-TTY1 (TTY).
Gather friends and family and head to Millennium Park for a fun-filled day!
Drop by and enjoy the many free offerings of Millennium Park! The Park does not require advance notification for group visits.
Motor coach and school bus drop off is on Upper Randolph Street, east of the turn-around by the Harris Theater. Buses may then proceed to Lower Randolph to wait for their group. The garages that serve Millennium Park can generally accommodate vehicles up to 6'8". Certain areas can accommodate vehicles up to 8'2". For more information, please call the Millennium Garages at 312.616.0600.
Every aspect of Millennium Park has been designed to be fully accessible to all patrons.
Learn more about the history, art and architecture of Millennium Park on a guided or self-guided tour.
Available May 24 to October 14, 2013
Daily, 11:30 am and 1 pm
Meet at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Visitor Center, 78 E. Washington St.
Take a free 45 minute tour with a Millennium Park Greeter and learn more about the art and architecture of the Park. No advanced reservations are required. Space is limited to 10 people on a first-come-first-served basis.
Available May 5 to September 22, 2013
Fridays 11 am to 1:30 pm and Sundays 10 am to 1:30 pm
Meet in the Lurie Garden at the south end of the boardwalk.
Led by Lurie Garden volunteers, take a free 20 minute guided walk and learn about the Garden’s design, its native plants and how it all applies to the home garden.
Walking tours are offered for large groups through the Chicago Architecture Foundation. To purchase tickets, visit www.architecture.org or call 312.922.3432.
Pack a picnic, visit our concessions tent or dine at the Park Grill while you enjoy the Park under the sun or stars.
Dine at the Park Grill, a 300-seat restaurant located in the McCormick Tribune Plaza at Michigan Avenue and Washington Street, all year long. In the warm-weather months, an outdoor patio is added for an exceptional view of the city skyline. For reservations, call 312.521.7275 or visit their website.
Refreshments are available for purchase for evening concerts from the concession tents located to the east of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Alcohol sales in the Millennium Park concession tent end one half-hour prior to the end of the concert. Refreshments are also available for purchase from concession carts located on the Chase Promenade.
Bring your own food and drink and plan a picnic on Millennium Park’s Great Lawn or at Running Table, artist Dan Peterman’s 100’ long picnic table made entirely of recyclable materials, located on the Chase Promenade.
Please observe these general Millennium Park rules to ensure that everyone’s visit is enjoyable.
Millennium Park was created for the enjoyment of Chicago residents and visitors.
While in the Park, please respect the rights of others by allowing free and open access to all areas of the Park at all times, including the following:
As a friendly reminder, programs and artists are subject to change without notice.