The Best Squares and Plazas in Chicago

Squares and Plazas in Chicago

Chicago is filled with public squares and plazas that are perfect places to rest your tired legs, enjoy a bite of food, or simply people watch. Many of the squares have public art or events hosted by the community. Below are some of the more popular and fascinating squares and plaza found in Chicago.
Crown Fountain
Crown Fountain
Crown Fountain is a video sculpture and work of art that's located in Chicago's Millennium Park. It opened in 2004 and has a black granite reflecting pool between two glass brick towers that display digital videos. The water is turned on between the months of May and October.
Crown Fountain, Loop, Chicago, Illinois
Federal Plaza
Federal Plaza
In addition to showcasing the large sculpture known as "The Flamingo", Federal Plaza also hosts a farmers market every Tuesday
S. Dearborn Street, Loop, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago has plenty more to offer, so see also our other articles: The Best Science Museums in Chicago and The Best Shopping Districts and Markets in Chicago.
Daley Plaza
In the center of Daley Plaza, visitors will find the famous Picasso sculpture. This public square hosts a variety of events including live music, food trucks, festivals, markets, and more. In fact, almost every day of the year at noon some sort of performance art event takes place here in the plaza.
50 W. Washington Street, Loop, Chicago, Illinois
The Gateway
Situated on a wide median on State Street between Wacker and Lake is this park area with seating, public art, and nice areas to relax, meet with friends, or have a meal.
State and Lake, Loop, Chicago, Illinois
Wrigley Square
Wrigley Square, in Millennium Park, is where you'll find the Millennium Monument, which is a circular fountain with large columns. Throughout the park are temporary art installations that change regularly. There are also several places to buy snacks and drinks. Head to one of the picnic tables to enjoy your food while you soak in the setting.
Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
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Prices for activities, things to do, and tours range from $5 to $498. The average cost for a tour or tickets is $93. A few of the best options are below.

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