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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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Wooster, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed visiting Cloudgate! We visited during the evening and it wasn't super busy. We enjoyed taking lots of fun pictures in "the bean"!

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This piece of art is so unique and is known world wide as the BEAN. When someone in our group said they were visiting the Cloud I did not associate it. The view is different from every angle and I would guess someone has taken a picture or pictures of every reflection. It is just fun and even if you... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Walking on the streets in Chicago you won't miss this great attraction! Basically its just a silver bean but you can have quite some fun there, taking some really nice pics of the bean itself and the reflection of the city on it. Go during the day and at night, worth it!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This park is full of interesting things to see!!! Parking is very hard. But you can park under the park for 20 dollars. The M.Mile is a couple blocks away and great places to eat. It was worth it. But beware...when they say the park will close they will close. We paid 20 dollars for parking and 15 mins later... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It's interesting and unique but has minimal to do with a cloud - it's a bean. Our group took pictures, viewed it and went on to the art institute.

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Chicago
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1,037 reviews 1,037 reviews
210 attraction reviews
443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I always enjoy walking through and around Cloud Gate when we are in Millennium Park. This giant stainless steel bean is pretty awesome. Cloud Gate literally looks like a giant, reflective bean in the Millennium Park (apparently it was inspired by the appearance of liquid mercury), and provides tourists with pretty awesome photo opportunities. Seamless and polished,... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area and like modern art instillations it is nice to see. Fun to take a picture of your reflection in the Bean. Have lunch below "The Bean" at the outside restaurant or inside at the Park Grill

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Lisle, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to spend some time looking at different views of the city. From here you can take a walk through the rest of millennium park and spend a couple hours. The pavilion right next door often has people practicing if not a full show. The grill isn't so bad either.

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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The "Bean" as it's known in Chicago (Cloud Gate) is a must see while in the city. Located in Millennium Park. Great place for a photo of the city buildings reflected on the bean. There is always a crowd here so don't expect to get a photo of your group alone. Like a giant round mirror. A great place for... More

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Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Not only was it nest to view you could take some really cool pics. Make sure to walk under into the middle and loom up.

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