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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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It's a total must see when in Chicago doing the touristy things. It's free and easy to get to. "The Bean" makes for great photographs also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a total must see when in Chicago doing the touristy things. It's free and easy to get to. "The Bean" makes for great photographs also.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very impressive piece of sculpture. Park is also very nice and clean. Other than that, not much else to say. The surrounding areas are also very nice places for sightseeing.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cloud Gate - or rather "The Bean" - as it is called by locals - is an impressive piece of sculpture. It captures and projects an entrancing reflection of the city's famous skyline. It also provides a great background for pictures. Highly recommended!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm not an artsy person but there's something really satisfying about the bean. Ultimately it's a giant mirror. Maybe that's why it's so popular. Either way, it's worth a visit. See if you can look at it without touching. It's harder than you think.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting, in a odd sort of way. It was like going into a Hall of Mirrors you get at the fair. If you like those, then you will like this. There seemed to be a lot of people around who do like them as the place was packed with people.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great fun! Seeing the reflection of Chicago downtown, and all the people together. Perfect Chicago experience.

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Thank Karen G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with a friend of mine. We took so many cool pictures in front of the Millenium Cloud. The "bean" shaped thing. Underneath there was a local dance group performing and local girls singing. It was a visit to remember. The reflections are neat for photo opportunities.

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my teenage daughter to see this because she'd read about it and wanted to see it in person. It's very reflective and reflects people and the pretty Chicago skyline beautifully! Great thing to see and experience! Great photo op!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I couldn't imagine visiting here and not seeing this. Plenty of fun people watching in this central popular selfie spot. The sun even came out allowing for some silver sparkle!

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Walton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Please see this if you are in Chicago. It is beautiful and mysterious. It looks like one piece but is put together with no seams showing.

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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.