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Cloud Gate

201 E. Randolph St., Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
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“the bean” (3,476 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
201 E. Randolph St., Millenium Park, Chicago, IL 60601-6530
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really interesting sculpture, seems like an alien spaceship just landed there in the park. Worth going for pics, admire at how much effort it was put into making all the stainless steel sheets look like one single piece/blob of liquid metal.

Thank Paolo V
Reviewed yesterday

Loved clicking pictures and selfies with the bean, and its reflection. The park is absolutely beautiful. Carry snacks and water and sit at the benches in front of the bean and enjoy its reflection and the crowds clicking funny pictures and just having plain and...More

Thank Sapp D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I didn't know what to expect from this "Cloud Gate" outdoor art piece. Would it be worth the walk? Yes! It's so cool! It's actually a unique shared outdoor art experience that is more than just a backdrop to Chicago. This piece provides a perfect...More

Thank NancyLCarpenter
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit, enjoyed my time here looking around, plenty of space to just sit back and enjoy the scenery and is a must if visiting Chicago.

Thank Bardy1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We made a special trip to this park on the recommendation of friends. Enjoyed it tremendously. Loved the Egg. You could take pictures of yourself while walking in and around the Egg.

Thank jffontenot
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This bean shape is very big , superbly polished , loved by humans and birds. I love the picture taken of me under it, where I touched the bean with my hand and the picture included my distorted reflection!

Thank wongcat
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love seeing the skyline in the "Bean" always get a different picture depending on the time of day and year. Fun spot to stop while in Chicago!

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love the cloud gate, aka the bean! However, there are sometimes it is so crowded that it's not worth being there. Try to visit on off-peak times for the best experience.

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 3 days ago

landmark of Chicago. Can not visit Chicago without a photo there.Many places to see in a walking distance from there.

Thank Hufu
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is in the Millennium Park amongst other wonderful structures. The "Bean" as it is nicknamed by the Chicagoans, is playful art with all kinds of ways to experience it, close up, underneath, further away- as it reflects the clouds and so much else.

Thank Inger E
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
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Is there a walking tour of the city like in philadelphia?
30 April 2017|
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Response from Kathy I | Reviewed this property |
There is card you can purchase that allows you to visit many attractions in the city for one price. They have hop on hop bus tours around the city.
Best and cheapest place to park? Do they parking lot accepts credit card?
11 November 2016|
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Response from JP2431 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is always difficult and expensive in Chicago. Most lots accept credit cards and if you park on the street, more than likely you will have to pay as well at a machine, that also accepts credit cards. Best bet is to... More
Best and cheapest place to park? Do they parking lot accepts credit card?
11 November 2016|
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Response from LovesToTravel5552 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but I would imagine most places do take credit cards