Millennium Monument
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Neighbourhood: Millennium Park
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  • Randolph/Wabash • 5 min walk
  • Lake • 6 min walk
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Rachel & Andy
393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
Visited: 06/07/2023

Inside Millennium Park, this monument is lovely to see which different architectural features. The fountain looked well maintained, and the whole monument was beautifully white. It was nice to sit and enjoy the space.
Written 14 June 2024
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sanju_222323
New Jersey16,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Located on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street, the tree-lined area of Wrigley Square is an open space for visitors to relax on the lawn. consists of impressive Roman Doric-styled 24-paired columns made from Indiana limestone reinforced by steel rods and plates.

The Square is anchored by the Millennium Monument (Peristyle), a nearly full-sized replica of the original peristyle that stood in the same location between 1917 and 1953. With its graceful semi-circular row of Doric-style columns that rise nearly 40 feet, the Millennium Monument ties the past to the present and supports the designation of Michigan Avenue as a landmark district.
Written 19 April 2024
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Irina
United States13,537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Solo
Millennium Monument Peristyle, made of limestone, opened at Wrigley Square in 2002. Given as a gift to Millennium Park by the William Wrigley Jr. Company, Millennium Monument is a tribute to the Founders of Millennium Park, whose names are inscribed on the pedestal of the Monument.

At the bottom of the Monument there's the Fountain, which is an attraction in itself, so modest looking, and at the same time so complementary to the whole architectural ensemble, including a large lawn in front of the Monument.

Traditionally, there are arts and crafts shows, arts exhibits, various festivals and other cultural events, held at Wrigley Square.

Visitors usually like to walk around the lawn and take photos of Millennium Monument, the Fountain, and some spectacular skyline views of this gorgeous city. This whole area has very tranquil, peaceful and quietly picturesque looks about it. I always enjoy visiting this beautiful part of Millennium Park!
Written 4 July 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,756 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
There are a handful of monuments and landmark features of Millennium Park including the Millennium Monument at the northwest corner - N Michigan Ave. and E Randolph St. intersection. What you will see is a semi-circular row of Doric style columns around 12 metres tall and made of Indiana limestone.

At the base of the peristyle are the engraved names of the 122 founders of Millennium Park. There is a fountain pool and lawn in front of the in front to provide depth and scope as you approach. It is a nice classical style monument and tribute to the Park Founders, worth spending a few minutes to enjoy when passing by.
Written 10 May 2023
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Christina B
Louisiana6,198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Couples
A great stop while in Millennium Park. Easy to find with lots of benches to rest if needed. Very clean and well maintained area. Beautiful fountain as well.
Written 12 July 2022
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,390 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The park has a futuristic amphitheater, a futuristic fountain and a reflective piece of artwork. All of those are very modern and interactive. And then there is the Millennium Monument. This would fit in better at the National Mall in DC where large and imposing monuments are the motif.

The monument is an amazing piece of work, but it simply doesn't fit in with the rest of the park.
Written 13 June 2022
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,311 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
After enjoying the Park, it was pleasant to know that part of it was dedicated to the promoters of the Park.
Written 13 June 2020
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Millennium Monument is a tribute to the individual, corporate and foundation benefactors of Millennium Park in Chicago. Located at 201 East Randolph Street in Wrigley Square, which is situated in the northwest section of Millennium Park, in the southeast corner of the intersection of East Randolph Street and North Michigan Avenue, the monument is a nearly full-sized replica of the semicircle of paired Roman Doric-style columns (called a peristyle) that originally sat in this area of Grant Park between 1917 and 1953. It was demolished to make way for the Grant Park North Garage. The square also contains a large lawn and a public fountain. The monument, a gift from the William Wrigley Jr. Company, is a limestone replica peristyle that rises to a height of 40 feet. The pedestal is inscribed with the names of the 115 financial donors who made the 91 contributions of at least $1 million each to help pay for Millennium Park. Built in 2002, the monument features 24 paired, fluted columns which are the same height as the original peristyle. Each of the limestone columns is cut from an Indiana quarry and made of five 2,200-pound sections reinforced by steel rods and plates. In 2017, the monument underwent a restoration to include enhanced LED color-changing lighting.
Written 16 February 2020
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parrottdize
Dyer, IN2,281 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Don't get me wrong, it is a nice monument; however it is rather dull in the winter. However in the summer the fountain is running and that in itself makes it worth going to.
Written 30 November 2019
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
Yet another item to visit and see while exploring Millennium Park, is the Millennium Monument its larger than i thought it would be, but well worth finding.
Written 13 October 2019
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