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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 #5 of 366 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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Danville, Pa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A great photo opp. If you haven't seen it, then you haven't seen all of Chicago. Its amazing how much fun looking at a big shinny bean can be.

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The "Bean" is a very creative piece of art. It is a must see while touring Chicago. Bring your camera for the really cool skyline reflective background. Although it was a bit foggy, photos were still great! Don't miss walking through Millenium and Grant Parks while you are there.

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Chicago, Il
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Toddlers to grandpa cant help but goof off under the Bean. Making faces, looking at their distorted limbs in the curved mirrors. Walk a bit in the park en route from here to there in the tourist haven of downtown. Close to Art Institute and Chicago Architecture Foundation walks center on Michigan ave.

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Spokane, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

As the bean is a staple of the Chicago image you can't come to the city without seeing it. We were there on a Sunday afternoon so it was naturally busy with tourists and locals alike. Our guide said the bean is the coolest in the winter when there is snow piled on top and slowly melting down the sides... More

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virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A must see while in Chicago. The park is beautiful and the pictures you take are different and fun! The park is in the center of everything.

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

if you go to chicago you must see it. gets very very very crowded best time to see it is it wake up early and go there for perfect pictures.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Some people may find the idea of a shiny "Bean" as just boring. If they do, they probably had no business visiting Chicago to begin with. The reasons for seeing the bean have been outlined about 2,000+ times on Trip Asvisor. My favorite reasons are the fact that 1) It's free, 2) The views of downtown are stunning 3) the... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very interesting attraction in Millennium Park. Suggestion. Go early on a sunny day so that you can take reflection selfies without a lot of tourists around you.

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Lake Dallas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The "bean" is very cool because you can see virtually everyone standing in different locations. It's almost as unique as the Picasso, but that's Chicago, and you have to see both. Wished we could have visited the museum that featured the 1894 Chicago's world fair, just looking out across the promenade from Michigan Ave. to the Lake you could imagine... More

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San Francisco, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Easy to get to. Take pictures from far away. Then take pictures close up, around and under. It's cool.

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