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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 #4 of 367 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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Norway
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The sculpture is entriguing and can captivate your mind and keep you busy for hours. Every angle gives a new view of you and the city. One of the most interactive pieces of art I have ever experienced.

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Iconic and extremely photogenic architecture not to be missed, albeit extremely crowded with tourists.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

"The Bean" is one of those things you know you have to do when you go to Chicago, but don't grasp how cool it is until you're standing in front of it. On a Saturday, over July 4th weekend, this was tourist central. I loved catching Cloud Gate at 7:30 AM on a Monday morning while on a run. There... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had a great time taking pictures in front of Cloud Gate ... my only wish is that it wasn't so crowded!!! I wish I had time to go back at night to see it lit in a different way!

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Columbia, SC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Even though I had heard about "The Bean" and seen pictures of it, I could not fully appreciate the impact of this work of art until I saw it. I have never seen another work that is so engaging for such a diverse audience. It is incredible to see how this stationary structure moves people to stare at it, touch... More

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great for pictures but is crawling with people at all hours. Way bigger than I expected it to be. Not good for pics at dark or at night.

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Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews 115 reviews
85 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A fun spot to stop. Doesn't take long, but it worth stopping to take a few pictures, and to stand under the center. A part of Millennium Park.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I must be an anomaly because I didnt think this was some amazing/fantastic sculpture. It was okay, very crowded and I would have been very disappointed if I made a special trip just to see this sculpture. I found the nearby gardens and Buckingham Fountain much more beautiful.

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Cape Vincent, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It is a must see during the day and at night. It was even more fun than the mirrors at an amusement park's fun house.

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Orange, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Located at MIllenium Park. We saw it, we loved it, nice and crowded, and we took lots of pictures. Nice Chicago landmark, easy to get to, central, open and free.

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