- Type: Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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It's hard to visit Chicago and not swing by Millennium Park. Sitting just north of the Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park is home to some of the city's most beloved sights, including Cloud Gate (more commonly known as "The Bean"). The Crown Fountain is another popular attraction: It features two giant block columns with video screens that display the faces of 1,000 Chicago residents. The faces change every five minutes or so, with water spouting out of puckered lips, and this can keep children entertained for hours. Millennium Park is also home to the Pritzker Pavilion theater and the Lurie Garden. Admission is free.