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Cloud Gate

201 E. Randolph St., Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
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“the bean” (3,651 reviews)
“millennium park” (1,137 reviews)
“beans” (1,257 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
201 E. Randolph St., Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lived up to my expectations. Great architecture. Busy. Perfect photo op. Didn't know it was surrounded by such beautiful parks😱😱😱one of my favorite places on the trip because of the bean and finally getting to see it in person

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most interesting "sculptures" we have seen. All family enjoyed. Took many pictures. All Chicago visitors MUST see it

Thank Yolyni
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place for pictures. You get the Chicago skyline, your subject, plus even get yourself taking the picture in the reflection. Very cool.

Thank Mark V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Bean is a great thing to see. Beware. There are people walking around wearing lanyards that say Volunteer and want to take your picture for you. They say they work for a charitable organization and will ask for money after taking your pic. They...More

Thank Barb G
Reviewed yesterday

Its really nice and the walk in the park is quite calm, but then the bean is always busy with too many people trying to take a photograph

Thank Aayush_Bagla
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The bean is pretty cool to see. It's huge. Shows your reflection in a weird funny way. But that's all it does. So after 2 minutes my kids were done and wanted to leave.

Thank Angie L
Reviewed yesterday

The Bean is nicknamed Cloud Gate. A must when you visit Chicago. Here you have the opportunity to take many exciting and fun photos.

Thank brittkickan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Building all over are very tall and a site to see. Parking everywhere is $30 bring your own water and snacks, everything is pricy. Put on your walking shoes* the bean is wonderful and plenty of good photo ops.

Thank aaabundis
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cloud gate is a huge shiny structure, the locals call it the Jelly Bean and that's exactly what it looks like. It's highly polished and a huge attraction, very popular with people walking under and around it taking photo's. It's free and located in Millennium...More

Thank norma_gordon
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a must see, so it is very busy. Everyone is there taking selfies and staring at the "bean" while walking around. If you're nearby, go see it!

Thank Kevin P
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
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15 June 2017|
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Response from Jayme T | Reviewed this property |
Art Institute of Chicago is just across Millennium Park
29 April 2017|
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Response from Kathy I | Reviewed this property |
There is card you can purchase that allows you to visit many attractions in the city for one price. They have hop on hop bus tours around the city.
10 November 2016|
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Response from JP2431 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is always difficult and expensive in Chicago. Most lots accept credit cards and if you park on the street, more than likely you will have to pay as well at a machine, that also accepts credit cards. Best bet is to... More