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201 E. Randolph St., Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This "sphere" allows for some very interesting pictures. The reflecting curved surface gives some nice views/images. That said, it is crowded so expect other people to be in your pictures.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When in Chicago this should be a must stop. Schedule at least 10-15 mins for pics etc and don't forget to walk around it. There are many different bridges, paths, walkways etc around The Bean that provide unique angles to take pics of it. Also,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hrglos
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of trip highlights, and so worth it, it’s totally beautiful. I love trying to work out where I am in its reflection when it was busy, my pictures aren’t busy so I can see us and the view behind... try taking view with city...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is an obligatory stop if you go to Chicago, however and as always, for the photos that appear in advertising, one would think that it is very lonely, when in reality the Clowd Gate is always surrounded by many people. It is also common...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TortuosoTraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can’t come to Chicago and not see the Bean. Suggestions: come early if you want to beat the crowds. Pictures I posted were taken on a Saturday at 1030am.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Diamond6311
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Where else can you see people posing and primping in front of a giant shiny metal bean in all types of weather. If you look beyond your own reflection, the beauty of Chicago plays out, rain or shine. Pritzker pavilion, Millennium Park and Maggie Daley...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mhershey66
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had seen this in the summer, but also a great experience in the winter, with snow capping the bean. Wonderful undulating reflections provide tons of fun. Right next the the Art institute of Chicago, a great museum

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 20_SandY_13
Reviewed 5 days ago

The "bean" is normally so crowded you can barely get up close, but it was so cold out we were able to get right up for a photo op.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mah_Murrini
Reviewed 5 days ago

Out of town visitor - had to go. Cold Friday (17 degrees) but still got some wonderful photos. A must see if visiting Chicago

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelLover171
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had great fun here exploring the park and taking selfies with the Chicago skyline reflected for us!

Date of experience: February 2019
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April 11, 2018|
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Response from J G | Reviewed this property |
We went really early on a weekday like 7ish and there were only 3 people there
January 7, 2018|
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Response from Loukra | Reviewed this property |
There is a large parking garage under Millennium Park that would be most convenient. If you park at the north end, closer to Randolph, you'll come out of the garage closer to the Bean. I always use Spot Hero for prepaid... More
June 15, 2017|
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Response from jaymefu | Reviewed this property |
Art Institute of Chicago is just across Millennium Park