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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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Excellent site to take selfies and group pictures! Great view of the downtown skyline It gets very busy in late afternoons, try to visit early in the morning or between 2-4 pm

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Canada
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent site to take selfies and group pictures! Great view of the downtown skyline It gets very busy in late afternoons, try to visit early in the morning or between 2-4 pm

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Hampton, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a very interesting piece. Glad we saw it but wouldn't make a point of going again. Maybe if not so many people we would have spent more time & been more impressed. Bad timing on our part. Late Saturday afternoon just as Chicago Gourmet was winding down.

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Sarnia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't be confused like we were. Cloud gate is written on the tourist maps but locals call it the bean. (It looks like s shiny reflecting silver bean) We walked after doing our architecture boat tour. So much fun. Everyone is taking pictures and laughing. Such a joyful spot.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the bean was crowded when i went there. its better to visit late evening or early morning as you won't have to deal with tourists.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Big tourist attraction. Really fun to go see and it's located in the middle of the city, so right after it's convenient to go eat and shop!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wnt to see The Cloud, previously known as the "Bean", on a Tuesday afternoon as it is one the major attractions in Chicago. It is an art piece that you go and see your reflection in and take a picture. It was a fantastic sight and great fun. Highly recommend you go see it if in town

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was surprised how much I enjoyed seeing 'The Bean'! Really original and such a great photo opportunity. It's also right next to the park and fountains so not out of the way. If you are visiting Chicago it's a must!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this place, the structure and that it lies in the middle of the city. The only downside is it's always full of tourist. If you are on budget and running out of time in Chicago this will be the only place that you must visti.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must if you decide to visit Chicago, be camara ready and enjoy. Make sure you have time, a lot of people everyday

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Niagara Falls, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really neat thing to see. Very nice on a nice day in particular. Can highly recommend. Doesn't take too long. Lots of parking

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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.