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201 E. Randolph St., Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
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Reviewed today via mobile

Well worth the visit. Yes it is a big silver bean and just like any other piece of art, it depends upon how the audience sees it. 🙂 For me, it’s mysteriously simple.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank okilja_
Reviewed today via mobile

Hey look, a big silver bean, cool. Look again, a big shiny silver bean. Oh look, a big, shiny, mirrory bean.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you’re in Chicago and want to take in the a Golden Mile and also some of the very cool art, then the Cloud Gate or ‘The Bean’ to many is a great place to visit and enjoy. Whether on a hot day or in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bradm517
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was honestly so much fun - it truly is madness here to get a picture. You truly got to pick your spot - scope it out - find a nice person to take the pic and your set - so worth it lol

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Zachary R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have the opportunity seeing it at night as well as during the day, be sure to do that. Also, walk under Cloud Gate because it’s a crazy view.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank palisades76
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another nickname they have is the "bean." A great tourist attraction when you first look at the bean and see yourself like in a mirror. Most people take photos of their images. Families walk around the park and enjoy the scenery.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eehrlicher433
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a tourist attraction and it's worth it for taking photos on a clear day. There are other attractions nearby too.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LuieLuie
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's the bean! Once you've seen it, you've seen it. It's a good landmark to meet people near. Other than that, I would say hold on to your children because no matter the weather it's crowded. I see pictures on Pinterest where there is only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BHH1103
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went to see what I thought was referred to as the coffee bean sculpture- I was enthralled when I saw it - what a wonderful art piece. Took heaps of pictures/ would love to see It again

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Scenic783303
Reviewed 5 days ago

A little over crowed in August- but to be expected. And OMG, forensic scientist would go insane with all the fingerprints on that bean

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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
16 June 2017|
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Response from jaymefu | Reviewed this property |
Art Institute of Chicago is just across Millennium Park