Curious about the Park? We don't blame you. Millennium Park offers a variety of tours and special activities to make the space your own. Whether it's a guided tour, a workout or just lunch with the skyline in view, there's no wrong way to explore this space.



Take a free, guided walk with a volunteer Millennium Park Greeter and learn more about the history, art and architecture of the park. No registration is required; meet at the Visitor Information Center located across from Millennium Park in the Chicago Cultural Center (77 E. Randolph Street). Groups of up to to 10 people depart at 11:30am and 1:00pm daily between May and October. This service is provided by Chicago Greeter, which also offers free, guided walks of the downtown Loop and Chicago neighborhoods. 

Couple Being Greeted By A Chicago Greeter


The Lurie Garden is open daily 365 days a year from 6:00am-11:00pm. Immerse yourself in living art and find inspiration in all four of the seasons on a self-guided tour. Lurie Garden brochures are available in the Millennium Park Welcome Center (Northwest Exelon Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph Street) and provide an introduction to the urban oasis so that you can stroll at your own pace. For family visits, scavenger hunt worksheets — Look for Me in the Lurie Garden! — in English and Spanish provide an adventure for young explorers. 


From May 15 through September 2014, Lurie Garden offers 20 minute tours through the famed plant paradise. Volunteer guides discuss the Garden's design, native plants and how the work that went into this beautiful green space can be applied to anyone's home garden. Tours are available Fridays from 11:00am - 1:30 pm and Sundays from 10:00am - 1:30pm. No registration is required; meet at the south end of the boardwalk.


The 300-seat restaurant Park Grill located in the McCormick Tribune Plaza is open year-round, serving contemporary American cuisine in the heart of the park.

During warm weather months, the sprawling seating patio is the perfect place for Michigan Avenue people watching and outdoor dining.

Millennium Park Dining in Chicago's Park Grill

In the winter, sit right beneath "The Bean" where the cozy interior of the restaurant dining room provides an exceptional view of the city skyline and Millennium Park ice skating.

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Chicago

Pack along food and drink for an al fresco dining experience all your own with a picnic on Millennium Park's Great Lawn. Enjoy one of the many free performances on the stage of the Pritzker Pavilion or just spread out and relax on the grass.

Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago

Visitors are also invited to pull up a seat at Running Table, artist Dan Peterman's 100-foot-long park table made entirely of recycled materials. Located within Chase Promenade Central with Cloud Gate in the horizon, the seating boasts incredible Millennium Park views. 

The Bean in Chicago

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