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Cloud Gate

201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave & Columbus Ave, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60602
312.742.1168
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Ranked #6 of 373 Attractions in Chicago
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: Anish Kapoor's bean-shaped sculpture is considered to be the centerpiece of the new Millennium Park. more »
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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It wasn't overcrowded when we went. Interesting and fun piece of art. Glad we went and also enjoyed seeing more of the park. I think it's worth a stop and a few pictures. The city and sky are beautifully reflected on Cloud Gate and the structure is seamless.....very cool.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must see in Chicago, nothing quite like it that I have ever seen, very clever and must see.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Millenium Park is a great place for a picnic, to people watch and to take lots of photos and even selfles by the Cloud; it is a one of a kind!

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Fantastic! So clever, so unique, so Chicago! Perfect place to "people watch". Very entertaining to see how folks react to this iconic structure. Recommend you get a picnic lunch and enjoy the park. Lots of friendly people and families around, and there's no charge!

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Baldwinsville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It's known by the locals as "The Bean", it's right off Michigan Ave in Millennium Park. It's a mirrored, bean shaped sculpture (you can see your reflection on the surface). Very popular with tourists for a photo opportunity!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We always found ourselves by Cloud Gate at some point each day during our trip and always went to see it. Love it. :)

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West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is such a fabulous "sculpture" and taking photographs is part of the fun - they just aren't so great on a cloudy, drizzly day but when that's what you've got you gotta go anyway.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Definitely unique & spectacular. Strongly recommended for people of all ages. You won't see anything exactly like this elsewhere. This is the kind of thing you come to Chicago to see. And it's free. Strongly recommended, especially on a sunny day.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I finally visited the Cloud Gate "the Bean" this year after having lived in the city for 7 years. It's a good place to take a photo and a rest from strolling down the Southern end of Michigan Avenue. There is ample seating and I've found the place to be surprisingly not crowded given it's popularity.

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

"The Bean" has become such an icon for Chicago and Millennium Park, that you have to at least go and see it while visiting. We are glad we did. Pretty cool!

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