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Address: 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave & Columbus Ave, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Number: 312.742.1168
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Free fun year round for all ages (incredible day and night)

Cloud gate is quick to visit and fun for all ages. Pictures on the inside are fun and wacky and on the outside, you can get great views of the Chicago skyline, especially at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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930 reviews
384 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cloud gate is quick to visit and fun for all ages. Pictures on the inside are fun and wacky and on the outside, you can get great views of the Chicago skyline, especially at night. It is also near the ice skating rink in the winter or the bar / lounge area in the summer and there are often festivals... More 

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chicago,Il
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cloud is an artistic outing for visitors coming to Chicago and the park offers fantastic views of our Lakefront.

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Thank motorreach1
Chicago
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The underside is concave and is probably almost as high as the sculpture. People love the pictures from the outside with their own and building reflections but don't forget one looking up from underneath. Also don't forget the overlook of the skating rink in the winter which becomes a restaurant with a DJ or live music in summer.

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Lisle, Illinois
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

cloud gate or the Bean a some call it, is a wonderful place to come and visit in Chicago. it is art, interactive art, architecture. It is also surrounded by great parks for listening to music in the summer or going for ice skating in the winter. Also the Grill has some very good food.

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bean (or Cloud Gate, if you're not from Chicago!) is a great place for people watching and a fun place to check out if you're visiting downtown Chicago. You can catch neat reflections of the Chicago skyline on the sculpture itself and the perspectives change depending on where you stand (different sides, underneath).

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Chicago
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can see up and down Michigan Ave and Randolph Street, even though I have no direct line-of-sight from my window at Michigan and Randolph. I can see weather from all directions, thanks to the Cloud Gate. I can watch wedding photo sessions, see crowds of visitors taking group pictures, and watch the vast number of international/domestic visitors exploring Chicago... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best things about Millenium Park is Cloud Gate. It's fun for all ages. You can't go to Chicago and not get your picture taken here.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's free and everyone in Chicago obviously needs a classic touristy picture with the Bean. There will be a billion people there, but just go. It's a really cool piece of architecture.

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New York
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134 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In Millennium Park a great place to take photos. Nearby seating and shade. A great place to take a break and people watch.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

"The Bean" is so much more impressive in person than in photos. A terrific focal point for the park - don't miss it.

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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.