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201 E. Randolph St., Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed yesterday

The "bean" as it is known by locals is an awesome sculpture that reflects the Chicago skyline. Make sure that you go underneath the sculpture and take a photo looking up...reminds me of something out of the Matrix after Neo takes the red pill.

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Reviewed yesterday

It is a very beautiful touristic point in Chicago. If you want nice pictures only of you in front of the Bean, you definitely should go very early in the morning, something around 7h30/8h.

Thank Gabriele F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very iconic cool piece of public art in the Millennium Park. And it’s free!! Be prepared to take selfies and make sure you get shots of the skyline reflecting in “The Bean”!

Thank Julie B
Reviewed yesterday

The Millennium Park it is an amazing place to visit, and there is located the famous Cloud Gate, or "Chicago Bean" as most commonly known. The Cloud Gate, made by the artist Anish Kapoor, is a huge piece of art made all in stainless steel...More

Thank LalaVilela
Reviewed yesterday

Fun place to hang for a short time and take cool pics. Alot to do close by as well. ALOT of great restaurants :)

Thank trinicutiejmc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'm still amazed at the pictures, in just remembering the experience. This is worth a trip to Chicago to see--if you see only one thing while there. Worthy of the highest order

Thank Seth B
Reviewed yesterday

Built by a British Indian born artist this metallic clad sculpture is clever, and is apparently so called because it bridges the space between the sky and the viewer. it reflects the sky. To be found on Millennium Park I guess its interesting conceptually but...More

Thank Les C
Reviewed 2 days ago

great big bean that has a lot of shine. you don't want to miss this area, great reflection of the skyline. had lots of fun. best time to visit is 11:00 - 4:00

Thank chips99
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cloud Gate is exactly what it looks like on photos, it’s a reflective bean. That said it’s worth visiting and is a great way to spend a couple of minutes although don’t expect a photo by yourself. This is a must visit for those...More

Thank JXXXR
Reviewed 2 days ago

Mazing peace of art, with its perfect reflection. Must see, must go. Good for families and couples. Can't miss this place when un Chicago.

Thank Leandra 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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