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Cloud Gate, Chicago

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Have your picture taken with Cloud Gate, Chicago’s iconic bean-shaped sculpture. Located at Millennium Park in the heart of the city, the sculpture is made of 168 stainless-steel plates welded together, offering a seamless reflection of the looming Chicago skyline. Walk the circumference of the sculpture to admire the interplay of light and reflection as the city background moves with you. Plan to visit Cloud Gate and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Chicago attractions using our Chicago day trip planning site .
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  • Speechless, it is pretty amazing, and you can have funny pics around it. It's the most popular sculpture in Chicago, and it's worthy  more »
  • I had no idea this was called "Cloud Gate"! LOL! We call it "The Bean"! We had gone, just before Christmas, with another couple and I was the only one that couldn't leave Chicago without seeing "The B...  more »
  • We were killing time waiting for the Cultural Center to open and wandered into the park to see the Cloud Gate. It is always fun to take a reflective photo of the skyline or pose with friends. Definite...  more »
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  • I love coming to this. It doesn't matter if it's snow on the ground or clear as long as you have sun, it's great to see. The way the buildings are seen on this big mirrored bean are so beautiful. Great tourist attraction and must for all that visit this city to see. It's located in a central area and allows you to see so much of that park it resides in.
  • Iconic place. Really cool ice skate ring in front of The Bean and good for taking a photo in Chicago. Very touristy place and nice to walk around the area just for relaxation or fun. It was my first time there and I am very impressed with it. I’ll definitely take my parents here when they fly to visits me in the States. Very safe have police biking to check around the area all the time.
  • People say that it’s not much to see but I think it is really cool. The best part is standing under it. The overall architecture of this is awesome. Go check it out and see what’s underneath it.
  • Awesome reflection of the vibrant city. The sculpture is well crafted mirror polished steel. Walking through the gate creates great optical patterns collectively looking like an eye. The skyline reflections around it are awesome. Situated in millennium park, the cloudgate or the bean as it is known is a must visit place in town.
  • Awesome place ! Iconic bean shaped cloud which makes for some great photographs. Great view of city skyline from here. Must visit place for tourists. Nice park for a stroll but plenty of tourists due to nearby attractions. Good place for family or group. Parked car at nearby paid parking lot.

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