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Cloud Gate

Address: 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave & Columbus Ave, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Number: 312.742.1168
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$35*
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Chicago City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
96%
Ranked #2 of 308 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Pueblo, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite spots in the summer, fall, or spring - winter is tough since it's impossible to enjoy in the cold. If you want a fabulous experience, rent bikes and ride through it all. Tons of music and activites to enjoy... The Bean is the best!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Go at twilight or when the lights first turn on in the city. Or even in the off-season. There are usually crowds, so you really have to elbow your way in to take that iconic "I went to Chicago, here's the Bean" selfie.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Skip Navy Pier. This is the thing to see. Yes, it is a stainless steel jelly bean, but it will pull you in. During the winter you get to see the reflections of ice skaters zooming by. Also allow time to see the Crowne Foutain nearby.

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Taylors, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There are plenty of reviews, so I won't repeat everyone else's comments. Just know that this should be on your must-see list while in Chicago. It's free, and there are plenty of other interesting things in the same area to see. Note that parking in the area runs about $25 for 3 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It's the bean and you should do it. It doesn't sound interesting or special until you see it. It's not a big deal but it's free and provides an opportunity for great photos.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The bean is kind of cool but it's not worth speaking out. I wouldn't say to out of towners that I'm going to take them to see the bean. It's a freaking bean!!!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

And, she was not disappointed! She loved all the people from other countries and the general excitement that the Bean generated. The views of the city in the reflection were fabulous as well. Don't miss this world-famous attraction when in Chicago!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Unique structure located in the heart of Chicago's Millennium Park along Michigan Avenue. Surrounded by hundreds of fine shops and restaurants! Bring comfortable walking shoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I went to the park as part of a tour with chef drive food tours Chicago. Our tour guide took us there as a extra part of the tour. I am so glad that we stopped there. The bean is cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

You didn't visit Chicago if you haven't seen the Cloud Gate artwork, also known as 'The Bean'. Best visited in the morning so you have the sun in your back, when photographing the Bean and the tall office buildings behind it.

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