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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
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You see it in photos and reviews... but is actually pretty amazing to see in person. The mirror images and reflections are incredible and the size is immense. The kids loved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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93 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You see it in photos and reviews... but is actually pretty amazing to see in person. The mirror images and reflections are incredible and the size is immense. The kids loved running under and around it... taking pics at every angle. Safe area in a pretty park with nice views all around.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every trip to Chicago means a trip to the Bean to get the touristy picture. I still get excited now as I did the first time I saw it. It's just a fun experience in a beautiful area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of most unusual things, attractions that i ever seen. I guess men loves this structure more then women, because if the shape. I mean it is so curvy! Nevertheless, i liked this bean! Now i have plan! I want to make few shots in different periods of day and seasons.

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Saint James, France
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called 'The Bean' locally for good reason because it looks like a highly polished bean. Great way to photograph the Chicago skyline if you forgot to bring a fisheye lens.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful sculpture in a terrific setting that you can touch and walk around. It is a great place to take creative photos that capture the reflected image of the city. Enjoy art in place.

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Genoa, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just an awesome place to take a picture next to. One of Chicago's site to see. Crowded when we went on a Saturday!

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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in Chicago recently for a business trip. Had a chance to walk around a bit one day. The park and ice skating area are so pretty, remind me of Central Park. Then we went up to see Cloud Gate. It is such a unique sculpture. Had fun taking pictures! Would recommend for first-time visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The best thing thing to do while in Chicago. No matter how many pictures you may have seen, it's still breathtaking. A must see for any first timer

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cloud gate or the Bean, a magnificent artistic creation by the Indian Born British artist Anish Kapoor is to Chicago what the Statue of Liberty represents for New York or the Eiffel Tower for Paris. It is the glittering centerpiece of the sprawling Millennium park , which hosts many other attractions. The giant bean reflects the skyline of Chicago in... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OK, So I was pleasantly surprised by going with my Sister and her family, my Brother, and our friends visiting "The Bean" which it's also known as around Chicago land. The area surrounding the bean is sometimes crowded with people taking pictures, posing with friends for a picture, Wedding Pictures are popular there too as you can see the lake... More 

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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.
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