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“Free and fun and in the center”
Review of Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate
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Ranked #3 of 649 things to do in Chicago
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Free and fun and in the center”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I am not particularly fond of attractions that weren't or aren't useful just famous for the hype around them. On the contrary I really like cool outdoor things to do. The Cloud Gate turned out to be really neat - even though that is the center of the selfie universe - because it combines green parks, lake shore and city for free.
I thing this is a bit of New York in Chicago due to the skyline but mostly the crowd. The bean gives great reflection of the sky and the buildings around them. It is just a wonderful sight located in a central location on the shore.

Definitely worth a few pictures, selfies and a rest at a nearby bench looking at people making weird photos of themselves.

Visited July 2014
Thank AdamAntal
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Dubuque, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“My Favorite Sculpture”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The Cloud Gate is a surprisingly fun and striking sculpture located in a very fun park and dramatic skyline. I have visited the Cloud Gate approaching a dozen times in various seasons, and I always underestimate how fun it is. It is indeed my favorite public sculpture in one of my favorite parks. Make sure your camera is charged! I will definitely return again and again!

Visited June 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Beautiful chicago classic”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Something to remember. In the middle of the city. Unique. Free to see. Cool distortion of surroundings.

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Portland, Maine
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The Bean”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

The bean was cool. A neat experience that you wouldn't get anywhere else. Fun to take
Pictures with and you can take a picture of yourself reflected in the bean!

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Crowded but fun!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The Bean is a must see in Chicago! It's located in Millennium Park alsong with some other great art. This is the real crowd pleaser though! Although it is crowded just get in there and find a space for you and your group to take pictures. Some people get really creative and you will see people laying on the ground, doing handstands and all kinds of stuff!

Visited March 2014
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