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Address: 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave & Columbus Ave, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
Phone Number: 312.742.1168
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A must see

Great if it's a sunny day for the reflections, great photo opportunities, also great area to explore.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great if it's a sunny day for the reflections, great photo opportunities, also great area to explore.

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durham, nh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't imagine another piece of art which gives as much pleasure to the viewer as Cloud Gate! Tremendous fun to watch people interact with it, to become part of the art. One of the rare art objects that's almost as much fun when mobbed by crowds as it is if you see it alone.

Thank rgmDurham
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A giant 'bean' of a sculpture, which attracts a lot of interest. From every side you can see something different in the bean. With great skylines reflected.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cloud Gate, is a cool, bean shaped sculpture in the middle of a park that reflects Chicago's skyline. It's pretty nice. The creator hates that it's nicknamed the bean but it looks, just like a bean...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great time seeing the different reflections in this sculpture 'the Bean'. We wandered around the park for a while, looking for it, even though we had spotted it from the bus the day before. It's in a lovely park, and there are other things to see as you walk round. But selfies of yourself using the reflection are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is amazing how artists can come up with their pieces of work. Love the "bean". Love seeing the reflection of the buildings on it. Glad we got there late in the afternoon when it was about to rain and luckily we got there before a bus load of kids arrived. It was worth the walk.

Thank alohadwayne
Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Experienced Cloud Gate on a beautiful, sunny day in October....it was such fun playing around it like a child. Highly recommend.

Thank wclark16
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved 'the Bean'. Constantly changing, reflecting the sky and buildings and people. Go early if you don't want too many other people there

Thank Kate R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We knew about the sculpture but was surprised about the size and greatness once we came close. This is a must see when visiting Chicago. For all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My sister led me there to see the park. It was awesome...I loved the Cloud Gate. Weather behaved, I went there on May, for my birthday. I really enjoyed being there and the surroundings. If you like a place with weird monuments, you should visit this hotspot!

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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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