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

Came to Chicago for a weekend getaway. While here we had to come check out cloud gate, aka the Bean, because it is so well known. It was a beautiful sculpture that many people were enjoying. It is nice to share Art for all to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathymac417
Reviewed yesterday

One of our favorite ‘tourist’ things to do in Chicago is to visit Millennium Park, the highlight of which is always Cloudgate. Last night there was a Quincearana celebration along with hundreds of tourists trying to capture the perfect photo capturing not only themselves but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed yesterday

The Cloud Gate is mesmerizing and fun. This is a kinetic experience. Visually it will capture you from amazing angles within the city space.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ScrapsSimon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely unique and must see when you visit Chicago. This place always attracts people all over the world to come and take lots of photos. Love it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roehamptonfoodie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Bean, aka Cloud Gate, aka Liquid Mercury, it’s been touched by millions every year! Best location- next to Art Museum, Prizker Concert Pavilion, Laurie Gardens, Michigan Avenue, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Fountains, concerts, and yoga in summer, ice skating and special events in winter. Very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SueZq48
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Seeing the Bean anytime is a great experience but seeing it at Christmas time is the best. There is skating below, the tree within feet of you, and the beautiful skyline. Every one deserves to take in this view many times throughout the entire year,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank izzyalberson
Reviewed yesterday

This unique sculpture attracts too many people and even in bad weather, there is always big crowd, tying to take selfies in front of cloud gate. This place is also very good to enjoy views of Chicago skyline and people watching.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grigolm
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located at Northern end of Millenium Park, cloud gate or “the bean” is a very unique sculpture, Huge, bean shaped mirror that reflects the city in the sculpture. You can walk under it, take photos of your reflection, ice skate nearbye and listen to carolers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank masdo5
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a definite must see, get out and see it and take some pictures. It’s right downtown and close to everything.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank P7208HTdavids
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We take our family downtown quite often and we love to visit the Bean and check out the events happening in the park. The City is a fabulous place to visit and we enjoy Cloud Gate every time!

Date of experience: December 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