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Cloud Gate

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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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really nice to see!

This is one of those things you just have to see if you come to Chicago. It is fun to walk up underneath and see yourself in the giant metallic bean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of those things you just have to see if you come to Chicago. It is fun to walk up underneath and see yourself in the giant metallic bean.

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When visiting Chicago - you have to visit Cloud Gate (or as everyone calls it - "The Bean". It's now a Chicago staple and fun to see.

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Thank Dayna C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very fun and unique piece of art, well worth a stop in a beautiful and amazing middle of the city experience!

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An Interesting piece of public art to walk around and explore, set in nice parkland. Provides a completely different view of the Chicago Skyline. Well worth the time if you are in the area,

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cloud Gate (or the Bean) will make you want to pose for selfies. No image is the same. You can see major parts of the downtown skyline just walking around this sculpture. Just be careful of the stairs nearby. Be sure to take photos under the sculpture where the pictures will show you in a blur or two.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Photos of this work of art does not do it justice. Definitely worth a stroll in the park in the blistering heat. Beautifully captures the skyline.

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Sikeston, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Chicago four times and have visited Cloud Gate/ The Bean four times! It is such a fun place to take pictures and the park is beautiful, as well. I highly recommend this place to take lasting photos and memories!

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Newcastle, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty Cool to see and if you are in Chicago, you need to go see it. It is right in Millienium Park and by a lot of restaurants and Michigan Ave. Make sure you have good walking shoes and bring your camera. It will be a short visit seeing the cloud or bean..

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Cloud Gate (the Chicago Bean) during the day and at night. During the day it is filled with tourists and picture takers. In the evening it is actually less crowded and better for picture taking! A must see free attraction if you are going into the city. There are picnic tables and some food vendors around if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cloud is a mandatory stop while visiting Millennium Park! It's awesome to take pictures and play with the optical illusions projected in the surface of the bean. It's very fun!

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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.