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Cloud Gate

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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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Very crowded which we expected but despite the number of people it was still an enjoyable experience. Really cool to look at and great pictures!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very crowded which we expected but despite the number of people it was still an enjoyable experience. Really cool to look at and great pictures!

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Thank Ashley T
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cloud gate...names speaks ..yes exactly right. A medium dome made of glass steels and it reflects the surrounding. I have seen outside , inside , long short etc.. Beautiful and atleast you can easily spend 30min..ofcourse free of cost. Open to all public.

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Thank jvk1977
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Iconic sculpture in Chicago so well worth a visit. Can get very busy so aim to be there early. Nice park as well.

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Thank LGrey88
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its an architectural marvel truly, wish the structure had a little more info regarding how it was built, transported, etc.

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Thank Dolly D
Baku, Azerbaijan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in Millenium park, easily can be found. Nice sculpture where you totally should take photo :)

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Thank Kanan D
Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Looking at the sculpture you have the ability to see Chicago in many different ways. It is never ever the same way twice as it is reflective of your soul and the soul of the city.

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Thank BUDJAMES
Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very cool! Lends itself to some fun and interesting photos with the reflections off the silver surface of "the bean"!!!

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Thank raken80
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool but not enough info around the Bean explaining the history and what exactly it is. It's centrally located so you don't have to go out of the way to visit.

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Thank zach F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't go to Chicago without stopping to see "The Bean"! If you are in the downtown area or at the park it is to find. It is an awesome modern day architectural landmark.

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Thank Mark S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is something you don't see every day - a very special kind of architectural sculpture that is great for photo - ops.

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Staying in Downtown / The Loop

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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.