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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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See yourself as you have never before!

A real 'photo opportunity - some really interesting/weird effects can be had photographing your reflection inmirror-like reflective surface - also somewhere to shelter from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A real 'photo opportunity - some really interesting/weird effects can be had photographing your reflection inmirror-like reflective surface - also somewhere to shelter from the rain (but not wind)!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

When I first read about "The Bean" I was curious to see it but once I saw it I was amazed by it. I have never seen anything like it!

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome piece of art. . The bean I a must-see for every tourist in the city of Chicago. I highly recommend it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very cool, the whole area around the Cloud Gate is very interesting and I would suggest a stroll in the park to check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Cloud Gate is a must do while in Chicago. You cannot go to Chicago without having your picture taken with "the Bean"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nice place... Great view of the city. Be prepared to see lots of tourists! But is definitely worth it :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went on a crowded weekend but it was on my bucket list so weathered the throng of people. It is quite a unique experience to stand under Cloud Gate (I've always called it the "giant coffee bean") you look at any angle and the swirls of the images reflected back are mesmerising. Well worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A spectacle to behold, the sculpture in this park is for anyone who wants new perspectives, almost literally. Photographing this site with its mirrored surface is a joy at experimentation on a grand scale and I would recommend you make sure you have an extra memory card available because of all the unique perspectives you can gain if you let... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Super cool to finally see this in person! Tons of tourists around but make sure to find a spot on the "Bean" and take a reflective photo! The skyline in the background is incredible. Check it out at night too, but remember - Millenium Park closes at 11pm most nights and you can't get up to the Bean after that!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I've been to the "Bean" many times, and it's fun every time! I love bringing out-of-town guests to Millenium Park to see all of the sights, but the Bean is always the favorite. We never get tired of trying to find ourselves in the many reflections from the outside and underneath. This sculpture has become a true symbol of Chicago.

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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.