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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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  • It's very cool, a must see, but very crowded during the day. Hundreds of people when we were there but at night only about 50. Take your Bean pic on the street side so the cityscape is in your reflect...  more »
  • The "Bean" is an interesting piece of art. It is a must visit in Chicago. I assure you will be taking selfies and or photos in front of it, next to it and under it. During the day there are lot of peo...  more »
  • For the love of all mankind, Pleae go and see this Gigantic Mirrored Bean!!!! I promise you that it will be an experience that you will be talking about for a very long time. Take your camera/cell pho...  more »
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  • Please understand that you are not allowed to visit Chicago without taking a photo of Cloud Gate -- more specifically, of yourself reflected in its shiny surface. So don't fight it; just stop by and do your duty by taking that photo. Seriously, though, it's a pretty cool sculpture and the plaza on which it rests makes for some fun people watching. But don't forget to take that photo.
  • This is one of the best places we liked. The reflecting surfaces being concave and convex produce so many images. It is interesting that you can picture yourself with several images in different sizes. Holiday season makes taking pictures a challenge as someone could photo bomb you anytime.
  • Must see for anyone visiting this part of the city. you can see the reflection of the city skyline on cloud gate. It's a tremendous work of art. People of all ages are mesmerized by this piece. There are local parking garages for Millennium Park and limited street parking. My suggestion is to avoid the street parking since the parking tickets are expensive if you do not park properly. There are also food options here as in hot dogs ice cream and beverages. Park Grill Next Door Service excellent food.
  • I hadn't been to Chicago in about 10 years and that's my hometown. I had to check out the bean to see what it was all about. I actually loved it. The Chicago skyscrapers reflected beautifully. Great place to sit on a bench and people watch too
  • Such a fun experience the way the skyline reflects off the sculpture and the way people take pictures in front. There is heavy traffic but people take their pictures and clear out fairly quickly. People weren't rude or pushy and overall we were able to get great pictures. There were parts of the bean that were scratched like lenses which made pictures really hazy...but it wasn't terrible just had to pic another section. The area is clean and had the most beautiful flowers that smell wonderful.

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