From guided tours of the park to do-it-yourself rambles through the garden, there's always something to explore at Millennium Park.

Whether it's a guided tour, a workout or just lunch with the skyline in view, there's no wrong way to explore Millennium Park.


Couple Being Greeted By A Chicago Greeter

Take a free, guided walk with a volunteer Millennium Park Greeter, and learn ALL 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 10 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. 


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From May to September, Lurie Garden offers 20-minute tours through the famed plant and wildlife 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.


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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. 


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Head to the onsite McDonald’s Cycle Center for bike rentals, and tour the Millennium Park campus at your own pace. This full-service bike commuting facility (the second largest in the country) features showers, lockers, towel service, restrooms, clothing steamers, hairdryers, mechanic services, secure bike parking, and, of course, bicycle rentals and tours. The Center is located at 239 E Randolph St.

Alternatively, grab a Divvy bike. You'll find Divvy stations located throughout the city, but the closest one to Millennium Park sits conveniently at 33 S Michigan Ave. A single ride of up to 30 minutes costs only $3. Or you can opt for a $15 Explorer Pass, which provides 3 hours of rides within a 24-hour period.

You can also tour Millennium Park by Segway. Try Segway Experience of ChicagoAbsolutely Segway Tours, or City Segway Tours, which all offer a selection of specialty excursions.

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