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Address: 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave & Columbus Ave, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
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This is a piece of art. It was so much fun to take pictures and sit and watch people from around the world to enjoy it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Phoenix, Arizona
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a piece of art. It was so much fun to take pictures and sit and watch people from around the world to enjoy it.

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cloud Gate also known as the Bean, in the millennium park. If you visit Chicago, the bean is a must see. On a nice day, a good place for a sit down and a sandwich.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its a giant polished silver bean shaped convex mirror; I fail to see what the excitement or attraction to this thing is. If however you are wanting to meet up with people it is a good place to link up.

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Doha, Qatar
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to take some time to see 'the bean' and all the surrounding features and art. Take it the rest of the park and some of Chicago's beauty. Lots to see and do, great for a picnic or a long stroll on a beautiful day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a simple but elegant and impressive idea! The location is perfect and the amazing reflections make the city come alive. Good to visit in the day as well as night! Master stroke! Loved it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taking a selfie at the "bean" is a must. It's located next to Millennium Park and surrounded by great places to grab a cup of coffee and people watch.

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torrance, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was crowded. Hard to get a photo before it got swamped with people but it was still worth seeing at least once. The architecture in the background was what I had wanted to capture so it was worth it and overall very comfortable even though there were so many people around. It was a very relaxed feel and you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When planning my trip to Chicago, I did not plan to visit Cloud Gate. I figured, if it was convenient, we'd stop and check it out, but if not 'oh well.' Luckily, it was convenient! It is located right next to The Art Institute, so before going there, we went check out this statue. It is much larger than I... More 

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Thank Whitney J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to take a walk and relax in Chicago this is one of the best places, you cannot miss this atraction

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You're going to be in the area anyway and it doesn't cost anything. Its true that it is a crowded area, but it is an iconic Chicago art installation and it is fun to walk around and under it. But my favorite view is seeing Michigan avenue reflected in the one side. While your there check out parks and fountains,... More 

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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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