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Address: 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave & Columbus Ave, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Number: 312.742.1168
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wonderful mirror

cloud gate is a steel bean shaped structure. it was fun to find my image in the bean. as the surrounding climate was cool with maple trees we spent 1 hr there

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nellore, India

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Nellore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

cloud gate is a steel bean shaped structure. it was fun to find my image in the bean. as the surrounding climate was cool with maple trees we spent 1 hr there

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pictures of this thing do not do it justice it is an enormous mirror giving you amazing views of the Chicago skyline kind of like looking through a fish eye lens. We walked around it on a daily basis during our stay one of the best things about Chicago is all the beautiful architecture and this just gives you a... More 

Thank Robin F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a 9 hour layover so why not checkout the famous Cloud Gate aka Bean. Besides the bean there are many other cool artsy stuff to see, but that is the main one. During the winter there was an ice ring right bellow the level where the bean is which added some coolness to it. Reminded me of Boston, MA... More 

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Northern Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were looking for something fun to do when a cab driver suggested the Cloud Gate or "the Bean". A very touristy spot but a very unusual mirrored orb thing that was interesting to walk around. This would be fun for kids and adults alike. It was hot and there was tons of shade near by. Glad we went.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just stand and look. It's beautifully simple and magnificently complex and unfathomable at the same time.

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This unique sculpture is a great place to take a picture. The reflections of the Chicago skyline is really cool. Don't plan on spending more than 15 minutes here. However, we will always go see the Bean every time we are in Millennium Park.

Thank John G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful piece of work. A bean shape structure with mirror polish gives optical illusions. Worth a visit for an late after noon walk. Nice opportunity for some tricky photography too.

Thank Meheryar B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting sculpture. Major attraction of Millennium Park so go early if you can because it gets crowed fast. Recommend taking multiple pictures from different angles especially directly underneath it as it creates an illusion that your not there.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone said see the Bean so we saw the Bean. I don't know, its a sculpture - a neat sculpture, but I'm missing what the fuss is. You can see the entire sky line reflected in it -- if its not covered in snow -- and it's like a big shiny funhouse mirror, but after that 2 minute optical illusion... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cloud Gate is to Chicago, what the Empire State Building is to NYC, a must see if you are in the city.

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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.