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Cloud Gate

201 E. Randolph St., Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
+1 312-742-1168
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
201 E. Randolph St., Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-742-1168
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"the bean"
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"millennium park"
in 1,293 reviews
"anish kapoor"
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"different angles"
in 179 reviews
"take pictures"
in 476 reviews
"public art"
in 273 reviews
"every angle"
in 116 reviews
"chicago skyline"
in 402 reviews
"great pictures"
in 129 reviews
"sunny day"
in 193 reviews
"people watch"
in 165 reviews
"walk around"
in 162 reviews
"visit chicago"
in 143 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This reflective sculpture is a top tourist attraction in Chicago's Millennium Park and is lots of fun for picture taking, particularly on a sunny day when the blue sky and surrounding buildings reflects on the sculpture. This sculpture was created by Indian-born British artist Sir...More

Thank 45DegreesNorth
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Reviewed yesterday

I am not an art expert or even know what this thing really is, but I can tell you it is very interesting. Cool photo opportunity and lots of people enjoying the sights. I would recommend if in the area. You gotta see "the Bean"

Thank Coach_Atkinson
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Reviewed yesterday

No one should come to this city and miss Cloud Gate. Everyone is silly and unselfconscious taking selfies and group photos and it's just so interesting! Once I headed there early in the morning and was amazed to be the ONLY person there. If you...More

Thank 2acorns
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Reviewed yesterday

You can have a good experience with"the shinny bean". So cool for pictures and if you have time, go inside...amazing sensation...Nice with kids, a partner

Thank Canca B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This sculpture is amazing, it must be one of the most amazing sculptures on the planet, if you do one thing in Chicago visit the Cloud, it is simply amazing.

Thank MichaelLindaG
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You come to chicago and you do three things.. eat pizza, go to navy pier, and take a picture at the bean in millennium park. Ok, maybe you do more than those three things, but.. visiting the bean is something fun to do for all...More

Thank AyYoAdrian
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Its an eye-catching landmark. It was funny to see one's image distorted, at various places in the stainless steel covering. People were friendly and happy to oblige taking photos of others, travelling solo like me. I've never mastered the art of taking selfies.

Thank 22Senior_travels
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything you read about Chicago says you need to see Cloud gate, or "The Bean". So, I figured we better at least go see it. We stayed and marveled at it for almost an hour. It was much more stupendous than I thought it would...More

Thank Tamera B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on an overcast day with clouds and intermittent rain--still lots of fun to see this Chicago landmark! You must stop to snap a photos while you're there! This is located in Millenium Park, downtown Chicago, on Michigan Ave. Worth a visit while you're...More

Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely if you go to downtown Chicago, you should see the Cloud or the Bean! Take time to see the city in its reflection and to take photos. Be prepared that everyone is trying to take that perfect photo.

Thank GirlTurtle
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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
...More
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Alejandra E
11 April 2018|
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Response from J G | Reviewed this property |
We went really early on a weekday like 7ish and there were only 3 people there
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jamica90
7 January 2018|
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Response from Loukra | Reviewed this property |
There is a large parking garage under Millennium Park that would be most convenient. If you park at the north end, closer to Randolph, you'll come out of the garage closer to the Bean. I always use Spot Hero for prepaid... More
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593owen
16 June 2017|
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Response from Jayme T | Reviewed this property |
Art Institute of Chicago is just across Millennium Park
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