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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 Reflective!

I honestly didn't expect much, however it went above and beyond my expectations. It's a very unique experience, as it's reflective surface allows you to see the beautiful Chicago... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I honestly didn't expect much, however it went above and beyond my expectations. It's a very unique experience, as it's reflective surface allows you to see the beautiful Chicago skyline from multiple angles. It's a must see!

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Thank L R
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So happy I finally have my pic of the "bean". The area is very large,so while there were a lot of people,it didn't seem crowded. Seeing it in person is truly awesome. Pictures don't do it justice. We did walk. Parking is next to impossible.

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Thank BrownsboroRed
Saint Charles, Illinois
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking the downtown parks in the day or PM is great relaxation and this sculpture is great fun and unique!

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Thank Mike L
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even though I am a local, I still visit here a couple of times a year. Pleasant place for an evening walk enjoying "The Bean," the crowd's reaction to it, and the surrounding architecture. A good place to stop and reflect that those beautiful European cities have nothing on Chicago when it comes to enjoying the summer outdoors.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time coming to Chicago and seeing the bean was a must! It's definitely what it looks like in pictures.

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Thank Marisol R
Oregon, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cloud Gate or aka "The Bean" is a massive, mirrored bean shaped structure in Millennium Park parallel to Michigan Ave. People flock by the hundred's to take selfies or catch the reflection of the skyscrapers around the structure. This seamless, shining wonder is so much fun to interact with. It makes for great travel pictures.

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Leuven, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you're in Chicago, you just have to have seen The Bean. It's really cool, but always crowded. You just gotta take a picture there!

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Remarkably interesting sculpture in Millenium Park. World famous and very curious. Everyone take tier picture in the bean. The challenge is to make yours unique. Good luck!! Be sure to walk all around and see how it changes. As public sculpture goes this one is irresistible.

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Thank Cchisana
Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Neat but too crowded! Nice to see the enthusiasm. Couldn't get good pictures. Not more to say except it's free. Which is good.

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Thank ectmrb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had fun visiting this unique piece of artwork. I look forward to showing my kids on my next trip to Chicago.

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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.