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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 374 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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Monterrey, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We got a lot of cool pictures and you walk away with a different perspective of the city skyline. The sculpture is massive and full of tourists but we were still able to take quite a few photographs with some space between us and the crowd. Also the Millennium Park around it looks lovely. Too bad they were building some... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Just a cool sculpture to visit if you are in the Windy City. There was a light rain and there were still plenty of people out and about taking picture in the reflection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

so much fun looking at so many different views of ourselves. Even on a very crowded day, it wasn't too many people.

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Iowa
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227 reviews 227 reviews
82 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Oh THE BEAN! It may seem like a tourist spot, and it is for sure, but the big silver bean really draws people in, and also pulls them out. It is great fun to explore the various angles and reflections on your own and take some photos of you and your companions. However it is also super to watch other... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The best part about being a tourist is finding all of the great FREE local attractions! This is one of them and the best one, at that. When visiting Chicago, make sure to stop by to see the bean and the fountains. It's one of my favorite places to go when I feel like just walking around the city for... More

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London
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Loved this, it reflects the surrounding so beautifully. Best seen on a wet day when there aren't so many people there!

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Montrose, NY
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I had no idea how interesting Cloudgate (aka The Bean) would be. Just go. You'll see! Trust me! (Then go across the street and warm up at the civic center!) (or if it is summer, rent a bike and bike lake shore drive!)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is unmissable it is a really beautiful and interesting sculpture. It was my favorite site I saw in Chicago by far. It is also located at millennium park which has lots of other great sculptures and fountains which is fun to explore.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Yes, I have seen this before...Yes, I have been goofy in front of the reflective bean...Damn it...I am again. This attracts everyone to have fun. It's so much more than just a display as you can spend hours just trying to find peoples reflection as they walk up to it.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Cousins visiting from Malahide joined me for a Grant Park ramble that took in the Indian statues on East Congress Parkway, a chance glimpse of a Chicago Fire episode being filmed in the south Plaza Drive, and stops at the Lincoln statue and the Stock Exchange arch. We wove through the Lurie Garden and around the Great Lawn to reach... More

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