Parking for the Illuminating Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center may be just one of the countless tourist hotspots in the city, but few sights can match its cost of admission, or lack thereof. The Cultural Center is one of the few remaining landmarks in Chicago offering free entrance to the public. And despite its bargain rate, the richness and diversity of its events rank this museum right up there with the rest of Chicago’s elite attractions.
The art exhibits are the backbone of the building, with an extensive collection of displays this month. Other events include concerts for music lovers, lectures for the intellectually curious, and the summer film series. All these functions are, of course, free.
The value, however, ends there. For parking, the website recommends drivers use Millennium Garages, which in turn suggests using the Grant Park North facility for the Cultural Center. Prices at this garage are steep; $26 for 90 minutes and $30 for three hours.
Travelers seeking a better deal and a guaranteed spot in the heart of Chicago can book their Cultural Center parking at ParkWhiz.com, which now offers seven lots within walking distance of the building. ParkWhiz facilities are up to $20 cheaper than the Grant Park North garage for a three-hour visit. Using ParkWhiz to reserve parking for a stop by the Cultural Center may be the most budget-friendly trip downtown there is.