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Address: 201 E. Randolph St., Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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A must when visiting Chicago

Get a panoramic view of the skyline! And it is in the beautiful Millennium park! Watch movies on the lawn in the summer or ice skate in the winter!

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cindi k
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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Get a panoramic view of the skyline! And it is in the beautiful Millennium park! Watch movies on the lawn in the summer or ice skate in the winter!

Thank cindi k
Indianapolis, Indiana
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It was a neat thing to see. No trip to Millennium Park is complete without stopping to see the Bean! Lots of people taking pictures and milling about.

Thank lindseykwilson10
Mississauga, Ontario
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Gotta see this landmark in Chicago. Smart architecture at its best, and truly Chicago! The nice thing about Millennium Park is that you can spend a short time, or get lunch or coffee and stay a while! So welcoming and memorable!

Thank RMZB
Youngstown, New York
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56 reviews
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We didn't stay and millennium park long, we mainly just made a stop for pictures with the "Bean". It is very cool to see this sculpture. It is amazing because as hard as you look you just don't see and seams. It looks like it came from alien world !!

Thank The_5_Winks
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Magnificent Mile d n of the parks near Michigan Avenue. The weather was bit cloudy, but it is great part of town to go for a walk.

Thank Kaz G
Brigg, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A fascinating sculpture well worth the visit both day and night, don't miss Buckingham fountain nearby if it's a nice day

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun visit for the family, even in the rain! The Chicago weather was not nice to us, but getting to show my son and husband this site and others was awesome! They were troopers even as we walked our way to the bean in the rain and cold!

Thank Andrea L
Edison, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much fun to pose for a self portrait as well as to people watch. The park it is in is also nice to walk around in.

Thank Mootle
Munich, Germany
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A wonderful sculpture by Anish Kapoor that has quickly became one of the main landmarks of Chicago. Open for all, and set at a backdrop of the city skyline - a definite must!

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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The cloud: fascinating and looks different from various angles and great photo opportunities. Vendors around selling drinks and ice cream too: a good half hour visit.

Thank Cathy S

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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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