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Address: 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave & Columbus Ave, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
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A different way to look at the city!

The Cloud Gate, also known as "The Bean" is an interesting sculpture that gives you a unique way to look at the city. As a photographer, seeing the reflection of the nearby... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cloud Gate, also known as "The Bean" is an interesting sculpture that gives you a unique way to look at the city. As a photographer, seeing the reflection of the nearby buildings in this totally unique and distorted way is inspiring.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Bean is one of those highlights to see in Chicago and its obvious since when you get there is packed. If you want better pictures, I suggest going very early or later on in the day as this is a popular tourist spot. Its a very impressive artwork in the city and deserves a quick visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went on a surprisingly warm weekend in February with family. A must-see when you're in Chicago. Its hilarious to try to find yourself/family/friends in the slightly distorted reflection.

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When in Chicago you need to see THE BEAN also known as The Cloud Gate. The reflections are amazing. See Chicago in a whole new way. If you are lucky enough you will even get to hear a music group serenade you under the bean. Bring your camera.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Chicago several times and never made it to he bean, so made sure I did this trip. Great free experience to see.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tourist attraction is on every top 10 list of things to see in Chicago and is quite unique. A few parents and myself had nine 17 year olds in tow and they had a blast at this public sculpture. For those who don't know, Cloud Gate is a bean shaped sculpture that measures 33 by 66 by 42 feet... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here on the recommendation of a friend and it was worth the trip. I would come back with the family for the experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great piece of art and so shiny and clean. Coming from Europe we were up early, which is perfect, because there are hardly people around and you can take the perfect picture. It is located in a great park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another must see if visiting Chicago. Loved it, even though people are always around it you can capture your own great pictures. This is a must see during the day and night also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The whole park is great and of course, the cloud gate, also called the bean is something that you just have to see! (There's always a lot of people though)

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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 the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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