Millennium Park in Chicago: Exploring Top Attractions With Their Starchitects

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1 mile
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Duration 1h - 1h 30m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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Hosted by City of Chicago: Cultural Affairs and Special Events
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Admire the architectural marvels of the Millennium Park with your in-app audio tour
  • Discover the park with the insiders: architects, project managers, historians, and horticulturists
  • Get to know how the harsh railroad yard turned out into the groomed Millenium Park
  • Find out why and how Chicago promotes bicycles as the best mass transit alternative
  • See through the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture to learn what is inside to keep its shape
Millennium Park in downtown Chicago is a collection of bold architecture, public art, and landscape design hosting numerous free events for locals and visitors. This self-guided audio tour will walk you around it, and the creators themselves will be your guides. You will start at the sleek Exelon Pavilions to catch up with the green LEED program and its intricacies and learn how these green buildings benefit the city. Don't miss seeing the Harris Theater, which is 30 feet below Lake Michigan's waterline, designed by the same local firm HBRA Inc. Back on the surface, you will get tongue-tied by the swooping shapes of the open-air Jay Pritzker Pavilion, a concert venue with a one-of-a-kind audio reverb system. Next, you will enjoy a panorama of Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue architecture from the snake-like BP Bridge, the starchitect Frank Gehry's other creation. From there, you will come to explore the tranquil Lurie Garden that replicates the ecosystem of a midwestern prairie amidst the urban noise of Chicago. At Wrigley Square, you will admire the Greek peristyle-shaped Millennium Monument in honor of the benefactors who made the construction of the park possible. Finally, you will learn what the Crown Fountain, a celebrated public artist Jaume Plensa's brainchild beloved by Chicago kids, has to do with stadium scoreboards. Join the tour to experience Millennium Park's visual amenities and get inspired by creative design ideas!

What's included

  • Recommendations for free cultural programs to attend in the Park
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones — you should use your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Exelon Pavilion NW
East Randolph Street, 201
Crown Fountain
East Randolph Street, 201
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s...

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