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Chicago's Millennium Park and Movies

Walking tour of Millennium Park based on its longtime film connections
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Chicago's Millennium Park and Movies

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South Garden, Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA


On this largely outdoor walking tour, hit Millennium Park's highlights—"the Bean" (aka Cloud Gate), Crown Fountain, and Pritzker Pavilion—as you hear about their ties to Hollywood and beyond. 

This 8-stop journey across Chicago's Millennium Park kicks off in the South Garden of the Art Institute of Chicago. There, learn about Chicago sculptor Lorado Taft's and his wife's connections to early cinema. 

Then, making your way up Michigan Avenue, encounter one of Ferris Bueller's hangouts, engage with digital film technology and water, and hear about popular summertime movie screenings for all Chicagoans. 

Finally, descend underneath Millennium Park through the tunnel where The Dark Knight filmed its now-famous Batman/Joker chase scene. 

Movies and TV series featured in this tour:

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
  • Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
  • Married with Children (1987-97)
  • Prison Break (2005-09)
  • Dexter (2006-13)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Parks and Recreation (2009-20)

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1.5 miles


South Garden, Art Institute of Chicago 

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603


Millennium Station

151 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602

Covid-19 Guidelines

Unvaccinated guests are encouraged to wear masks.


Guests must initial a digital waiver of liability with Chicago Movie Tours when they book. Guardians must sign waivers for children under the age of 18. 

Private Tours

This tour may be booked as a private tour. Please contact us for more specifics.