The Windy City is one of America’s greatest metropolitan areas, and is home to countless captivating sights and landmarks. Anyone who lays their eyes on these sites will instantly be pulled in by their spectacular glory as they are some of the most aesthetically alluring human constructs in not just the US but also the world.
The famous cloud gate monument is aptly located inside the Millennium Park, which is why it’s one of the city’s most frequented areas. The Millennium Park is a ‘new age’ town square where the majority of Chicago’s public events are hosted. A visit here will certainly warrant an encounter with an exhibition, concert, tour, gallery, activity or just about any kind of event which can be viewed from a comfortable distance or partaken in. In addition, Millennium Park is home to a wide collection of fascinating architecture, landscape design and all sorts of art that makes it a hotspot for artists and architects alike. Located in the center of the city, Millennium Park is a gathering place for lively Chicagoans and tourists alike, so if you’re planning on visiting the Windy City soon you’d surely want to visit this magnificent area in the heart of it.
‘The bean’ is one of the most well-known Chicagoan monuments, it is erected as a ‘crown jewel’ centerpiece for the surrounding Millenium Park, drawing in hundreds of tourists day by day. Many tourists who flock to this monument are eager to take advantage of the unique photo opportunities it enables due to its large distortive mirror-like surface. It’s only been part of Chicago for 13 years and has already garnered a colossal popularity, which perfectly describes Chicago’s ever-changing and volatile artistic spirit.
A walk across the nearby BP Pedestrian Bridge will take you to the famous Maggie Daley Park, which houses a collection of facilities for various different fun activities to partake in. Rock climbers, ice skaters and tennis players will feel right at home. The park also features a handful of cafes if you’d prefer to relax a little, however the real gem is its picturesque playgrounds – designed for those prefer to be immersed in artistic, unfamiliar landscapes these play areas are for both kids and adults. There are six of them in total, and they are the The Wave Lawn, The Harbor, The Watering Hole, The Slide Crater, The Enchanted Forest and The Sea. The Enchanted Forest is a favorite of tourists, as it’s a 3,590 square foot network of intricate pathways lined by upside down trees. It’s also distinguishable by its mirror maze area, and the turning stone which can be found in its center, which is an upright stone that’s constantly turning on its vertical axis. There are also many open lawn areas and panes that are perfect for relaxing on when the sun’s in the sky.
Every visitor to Chicago goes through a sort of ‘initiation ritual’ when visiting this central part of the city – it’s an area in the heart of the metropolis where the full spirit and energy of Chicago can be felt, a perfect introduction for any newcomer. If you’ve ever been to Chicago but haven’t visited this area, then have you really been at all?