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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 sculpture, referred to as the "bean" was rated as something you must see if you come to Chicago. I would agree. It's something to see, but after dodging people and getting a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's ok. Don't really get what the fascination is with it. We stood and took the picture of our reflection and then left lol

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This sculpture, referred to as the "bean" was rated as something you must see if you come to Chicago. I would agree. It's something to see, but after dodging people and getting a few photos, the thrill is gone. Cloud Gate is in Millennium Park and that is a beautiful area! Go on a week day to avoid the massive... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, it is a big silver bean with lots of people around. We go to Chicago every year and the reflective views of the city is different each time based on the weather and time of year. The Christmas tree is set up down at the park during December, so that was pretty.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Super fun. I must go to in the "all things Tourist" category for Chicago. Still amazed at how this is built.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was in town for less than 24hrs, but I guess this is the tourist destination if theres only 1 thing you have time for. Beware parking cost us $27 for a half hour but I guess thats the day rate on a Saturday.

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ann arbor, mi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped by on a Friday night and there were lots of people and activity. Fun meeting place next to the skating rink.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had to stop here to take some pics, nicely decorated area with skating rink and a lot of people visiting the bean. Coffee shops across the street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An interesting piece of architecture and iconic. The reflection of the surrounding Chicago skyline presents very interesting photo ops.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chicago is a beautiful city and Millennium Park is great for a scenic walk, however, "the bean" is overrated. It is too crowded.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the only thing I knew was touristy to do in Chicago. It's pretty and interesting but it's just a giant bean that is reflective. On a cold Monday night there were a lot of people so I guess it is very popular too.

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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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