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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 362 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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London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Everyone said it was hyped up, but we loved it. It was definitely a favorite for the kids and as an adult I found it artistically magnificent!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a pretty cool thing! Depending on where you stand around it you can see an awesome and different view of Chicago. It was a bit crowded (especially inside) but worth it. I haven't seen anything quite like this before and is a must to check out in Chicago!

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Colonia, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped by the 'bean' as locals call it unexpectedly. It was pretty cool. As you approach the shape of it reflects the entire city scape or skyline along with all the people looking into it. Makes for cool pictures and is something to see when walking near the park. Stop by for a photo op!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A great, interactive piece of public art. We never go the Art Institute or Millenium Park without stopping by the bean for some fun.

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It's one of those must do things in Chicago so we did. Lots of people around and we took the obligatory photos. 15 minutes and we were done.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Everyone will tell you to go to Millennium Park and go to "the Bean". You should do it. It's a Chicago public art staple. However, the best time to do it would be when you're also going to Millennium Park for a show, on your way a free summer festival, or stopping by Wildberry for some gluten-free pancakes.

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Franklin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I've read a lot of negative reviews about the bean...but I think the bean is absolutely cool. Check it out at night with the city reflecting off of it

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It's just a fun art piece. Kids and adults alike love to experience it. The foreign visitors were really into it. Smiles every where.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It's always worth a stop if you are visiting Chicago. I insist it's a lot more interesting to visit the "bean" in the evening in contrast to midday. The attraction is free and easily accessible so you can't really go wrong stopping by here!

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east london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Stand bake and take your photo with the skyline, very clever! We luckily went on a very clear day and it worked so well.

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