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Cloud Gate

201 E. Randolph St., Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
+1 312-742-1168
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“the bean” (4,355 reviews)
“millennium park” (1,331 reviews)
“anish kapoor” (141 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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201 E. Randolph St., Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-742-1168
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Fabulous views of the city skyline reflected in the sculpture. The cleverness of the sculptor is perhaps overlooked as people scramble for selfies, but it is genius!

Thank Stirlings
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve seen the bean many times. I don’t get. Maybe it’s just me. It’s shiny. It’s shaped like a bean. You can see yourself. You can see other people. It’s in Millennium Park. That’s it. Should you go out of your way to see it?...More

Thank SeasonedFoodie
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a bean that reflects the skyline and clouds above the Windy City. It's neat to look at, and take a picture at, but don't expect to get a great picture without waiting. There's a lot of people here at all times. It is a...More

Thank Max T
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Reviewed yesterday

There is something magical about Cloud Gate that draws crowds to gaze intently playing with the reflections that it creates. Designed by Indian-born British artist Sir Anish Kapoor, it is an artistic and architectural masterpiece. Although it is constructed of almost 170 stainless steel plates...More

Thank hrs314
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a foreign exchange group here. They enjoyed the prairie garden area, the running spring where they took off their shoes, but their favorite was at fountain area with the images projected on the walls. They were so shocked and surprised when it looked...More

Thank t j
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Reviewed yesterday

It doesn’t take long to see, but it provides some terrific photo ops. It is right in Millennium Park and next to the Art Institute. Just lots of fun.

Thank Susanne H
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Reviewed yesterday

If you don't know about "The Bean" it is supposed to look like both female and male genitalia. It's a giant artifact. Around there, there are places that sell icecream and other food items for higher than average because it's a tourist trap. It's not...More

Thank josephhabibsemail
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Reviewed yesterday

this is a magical sculpture that always brings a smile. I have to visit it every time I am downtown.

Thank Kathleen R
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Bean during the day and at night to get 2 different photos of the reflections. It was so fun to try different angles!

Thank Lowshell
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a trip to the Bean. It’s free to see and just amazing. The reflections of the sky line etc are amazing

Thank Sue M
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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
...More
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Alejandra E
11 April 2018|
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Response from J G | Reviewed this property |
We went really early on a weekday like 7ish and there were only 3 people there
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jamica90
7 January 2018|
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Response from Loukra | Reviewed this property |
There is a large parking garage under Millennium Park that would be most convenient. If you park at the north end, closer to Randolph, you'll come out of the garage closer to the Bean. I always use Spot Hero for prepaid... More
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593owen
16 June 2017|
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Response from Jayme T | Reviewed this property |
Art Institute of Chicago is just across Millennium Park
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