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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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$49*
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Tastes of Chicago Walking Tour: Chicago-Style...
96%
Ranked #2 of 307 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Chicago IL
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Two exciting experiences: 1) seeing your reflection and snapping your image to put immediately on FaceBook. 2) watching others pose for their UNIQUE shot. . No matter where in Chicago you are visiting, you must travel to the Loop to see The a Bean in person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful work of art and when you stand in the middle it's super cool. When you look at the city's reflection off the bean it looks really nice if you visit Chicago you have to visit Cloud Gate.

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Holland, Michigan
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I love watching the people enjoy the "bean", this is one of the best people watching places in the city.

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New Haven, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I visited this place with my daughter. She said she wanted to take me to "The Bean", as apparently this sculpture is known by Chicago residents. I found it to be very interesting, in fact somewhat mesmerizing. I would go to it again but, yes, it is shaped like a giant bean.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Very shiny. Try to get there before dark. Just around sunset...because you'll get a fantastic picture of the skyline bouncing off the bean.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

This is a really cool work of art. Try to go early or late in the day when no one is around for the best photos.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

After having walking through the whole of Chicago the park around the Bean is a neat alternative to catch one's breath and fuel up. The public stadium next to it hosted a great concert accidently which we gladly enjoyed. A little too many people to take nice pictures.

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Neat to see but not thrilling. Definitely worth seeing once and getting some pics. There is always a crowd so don't expect private time there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We walked back from Soldier Field after a Bears game, and pretty much walked straight into this. It's basically a big shiny bean shaped object on the ground, but oddly, it's a lot of fun. We took several pictures, capturing all the different angles available on the bean, and everyone in the viccinity was in great form. It's the definition... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It was a nice evening! Lots of visitor, some dancing girl had a photo session. My Sons were having a lots of fun!!!

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