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“You gotta do it at least once” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate
201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave & Columbus Ave, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60602
312.742.1168
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Tastes of Chicago Walking Tour: Chicago-Style...
Ranked #3 of 305 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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New York City, New York
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“You gotta do it at least once”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

It's now iconic, so just do it, even if it's freezing cold and windy. It's in a good location and the park is nice, even the homeless people are friendly. Make sure you look at it from a distance, from a lot of angles, it reflects with much interest.

Visited March 2014
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“Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Don't miss this on your Chicago visit! We stopped by the park on the way back to the hotel, and then discovered we could see the top of it from our hotel room.

Visited April 2014
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“I've Bean Proven Wrong”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I was skeptical when I first heard about Cloud Gate aka "the Bean" but I admit I was wrong. It really has turned into a must-see stop when visiting Chicago. The reflections of the City skyline it offers are fantastic and its undulations can make for some great photo-ops. Great location in Millennium Park adds to its allure. Plenty to do in the park and along Michigan Avenue.

Visited April 2014
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“The bean is great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is the ultimate piece of public art- it must be where the selfie was invented and is an ingenious piece of urban design-just watching people's reaction to the bean is entertaining - must be one of the top pieces of interactive sculpture in the world ! Don't miss out on visiting it.

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“Worth a look.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Unusual piece of artwork in the middle of a big city. Quite remarkable to look at and also to sit and watch the expressions on others as they look. It's free so that makes it also good.

Visited March 2014
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