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Address: 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave & Columbus Ave, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
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The Bean

More affectionately called the beam byany, it's a very touristy attraction that's sure to entertain young ones and many adults. It's near a number of parks. Worth the stop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

More affectionately called the beam byany, it's a very touristy attraction that's sure to entertain young ones and many adults. It's near a number of parks. Worth the stop.

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Thank Sarah Z
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 813 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see when in Chicago, it is a picturesque back drop for any photo enthusiast. Although it is frequently crowded, one can still find a sweet spot for their own photo shoot.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun to see the city and this part of it. people enjoy the whole park where "the bean" is located. there is iceskating nearby.

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Cleveland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were here on a hot sunny day and the effect was kind of blinding, but everyone had a lot of fun trying different poses and there was some shade underneath. It was super busy, but people were pretty considerate of each other.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cloud gate is a silber sculpture in the shape of a bean. Try different angles and daylight vs dusk to take your selfies. Also enjoy the various perspectives when surrounding the gate go through. Under the gate look up to!

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Thank Björn G
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cloud Gate is really cool, its a great place for pictures, in front of it as well as up close for your reflection on it.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very famous, a fabulous place to take photos here. Although cold, people visiting here all have great enthusiasm to take pictures, just like myself, haha

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Thank Summer Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Called the Bean. Cool sculpture. Quite a popular attraction even on a cold winter morning. It was fun to see the different views of the city reflected in the surface of the bean.

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Thank Kent T
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved "The Bean". So neat to finally see it. Loved the overlook onto the ice skating rink nearby. It's worth seeing if you're in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great to visit and get photos with the city in the background of the cloud gate. Great family activity and can also see the ice rink

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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