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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 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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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is the one not to miss - a fantastic sculpture that also reflects the skyline and allows amazing interaction with the people viewing. Totally amazing.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I enjoy taking fun pictures with the skyline in the background. The reflection of the skyline is, after all, the point of this iconic sculpture.

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Kokomo, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So fun to see and take pictures of your face in the bean. Nice ice rink nearby to watch the skaters. Little place also to sit inside have a hot toddy and chill

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Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went early in the morning for a Starbucks run and then over to "the Bean." There were maybe ten other people there. 7:30-8am is the time to be there! We went back the next day around noon and it was PACKED.

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Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The famous BEAN of Chicago is just mesmerizing and I could have spent hours there watching the different reflections on it. The bean itself, once you are next to it, is not that shiny and it is even scratched, but looking at it for some steps back it looks just super shiny! Tons of people in here so you should... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You will love the vibe here. Very busy, but a great place to people watch. You will likely see proposals, groups of friends, families etc. It is a very happy place to visit and get some great pictures. We did a walk-about starting at Buckingham fountain, then to the Bean - or Cloud Gate, then over the Chicago Cultural Center,... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

it's a trip to explore it and play with the different pics you can come up with. use your imagination. Don't miss it.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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197 reviews 197 reviews
22 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Everyone should see this while in Chicago. There's no charge. Go during the day, go at night, go at sunset, go multiple times, just go! Hard to describe, kinda like Blue Man Group. No seams show on this beautiful, reflective sculpture. A "you and the bean" photo op is mandatory in Millennium Park. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency on... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Awesome at any time of day, but we returned the following morning at 6 am to see it at it's best...great photo opp.

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London
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206 reviews 206 reviews
52 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Probably the most iconic tourist landmark in Chicago now - and it really is very cool. You can have some really fun and inventive photo opportunities with it, by taking a photo of your reflection with the skyline in the background. In the middle of Millenium Park - and a must visit in Chicago.

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