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Address: 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave & Columbus Ave, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
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This is a one of a kind piece of art. There are many great photo opportunities at Cloud Gate. You can probably see someone getting proposed to. We saw three in twenty minutes.

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Steffan B
Chapin, South Carolina
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Chapin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is a one of a kind piece of art. There are many great photo opportunities at Cloud Gate. You can probably see someone getting proposed to. We saw three in twenty minutes.

Thank Steffan B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cloud gate, or "the bean" as locals call it is a must visit. While it is just a sculpture and shouldn't be over hyped, it is definitely worth seeing. It is free and in a very nice park

1 Thank Dean H
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was so busy but plenty of opportunities to get the perfect picture. Great place to people watch from school groups to wedding parties.

Thank BigFootMidlands
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visit the "Bean" frequently and if I have a minute I will walk under it and around it. It is the most interactive sculpture I know, with mirror images better than any funhouse and a crowd of people gazing and walking and having fun creating their own images.

Thank Raymonius
Westchester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the midst of Millenium Park is this all too fun "cloud" reflecting both the city skyline and all the many tourists gathered for selfies and simple photo moments. Great for people watching!

Thank JanetJulia
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed in an apartment next to the "bean" Took great pictures and walked around the entire park all the way to the lake We loved it

Thank travelwizzy
Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just joking with the title, of course it is fun to see how other folks act around the Bean!! After taking pictures of yourself and others with you, stand back and look at the reflections all around the bean. If you love photography, the best way to get some clean shots with no one in them is not long after... More 

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Danville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I were in chgo and she had been to the bean and I bowed out due to the weather and other personal issues. When we were back we went and I was impressed by its size and geometric profile. That is one big piece of work. Go see it

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not sure of the attraction to the Bean. Its cool and worth a pic. Thats about it. Its just a large Bean. Reflections are cool.

Thank Rue14
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the Bean. We went at night and it was freezing cold. The great thing about that was it was empty! I heard from others that you have to battle your way inside to get the view from the bottom. Go at night! No competition. I love the view of the neighboring buildings and the shift in perception and imagination... 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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