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Address: 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave & Columbus Ave, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
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Great Sculpture / Art Work

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Walter O
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Thank arts713
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The modern-day Chicago landmark! Simple, huge, and a place where people just have fun. There isn't any corner of the Cloud Gate that there's no one taking photos and making goofy poses and what-have-you. Brings out the fun side in mostly anyone who visits!

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly mesmerising and Amazing object. You might see it on TV but that's nowhere near enough. You need to walk underneath and around it to appreciate it properly. If aliens landed they'd probably think it had been left behind by a previous visitor. Compelling.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How is this object made? How good are the reflections? How well executed are the curves (does it have distortions)? All reasonable engineering questions. Then I arrived. And I didn't care about engineering and math. It's awesome.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's always crowded on nice days and it's hard to get the dream picture of you alone with the bean. I would still say you must see this famous landmark when you vist Chicago and it's nice to see how the skyscrapers reflect into the bean.

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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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