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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 361 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

So much fun to wander around and under "the bean" and get fun house perspective on the people, buildings, sky and clouds as well as the people around you.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We live in northern suburb of Chicago. But whenever we visit city, we enjoy visiting cloud. It is a great tourist attraction. When ever we have a visitor from out side Chicago, we definitely take them there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've lived around Chicago for years, but I still enjoy seeing the Bean (excuse me, Cloud Gate) when I come to Millennium Park. The play of reflections is a lot of fun, and one of the many reasons visitors should make time to visit the Millennium Park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

What an unique art piece in Chicago! Sculpture designed and fabricated by London based Indian Artist, Anish Kapoor, this unique piece is called Cloud Gate, however, locals call it " Bean" . You can see the beautiful skyline of downtown Chicago on its reflecting surface. People gather underneath this sculpture just to see their own self mirrored!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I'd been before so had to take my friend. We played around and sent photos home to our friends to see if they could find us in the reflection. Good time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Must go: free, great sights, good crowd. I end up going there almost every time Im in the city. Ice skating rink during winter, concerts in summer... This place is always full of life!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must see attraction that's free. Countless angles make for great photos any season. It's in Millenium Park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We are all so lucky no one asked my opinion about whether to spend tons of money installing a giant polished stainless steel kidney bean in Millennium Park. Cloud Gate is so much more interesting than you can imagine. It reflects the city, the sky, the people. It is truly beautiful and a great place to people-watch. Be sure to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

First of all, no one calls it Cloud Gate. It's the Bean, because that is what it looks like. What's good about it--it's fun and it's free. I've seen wedding parties there, and lots of kids who love the different exagerated views of themselves. Bring your camera. You will end up taking lots of cool photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It took a few years, a number of cost over-runs, political and civic debates, but this sculpture is the jewel of this downtown park that captures the spirit of an urban center, much like the Pompidou Center does in Paris. It's interactive, quirky, playful. It follow the long lineage of famous outdoor sculptures in our city.

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