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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. Make Cloud Gate a part of your Chicago vacation plans using our Chicago itinerary builder.
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  • The modern-day Chicago landmark! Simple, huge, and a place where people just have fun. There isn't any corner of the Cloud Gate that there's no one taking photos and making goofy poses and what-have-y...  more »
  • A truly mesmerising and Amazing object. You might see it on TV but that's nowhere near enough. You need to walk underneath and around it to appreciate it properly. If aliens landed they'd probably thi...  more »
  • How is this object made? How good are the reflections? How well executed are the curves (does it have distortions)? All reasonable engineering questions. Then I arrived. And I didn't care about engine...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful unique sculpture! With it's considerably simplistic design, you would never image just how stretched the reflections are that you see. It's stunningly beautiful and we suggest walking all around the entire bean to take in every different reflection. You can get some really cool photos with this piece of art!
  • When I traveled to Chicago December 2015, I made it a priority to visit the iconic "bean" of the city. Although I ended up going on the coldest, windiest weekend of December, I enjoyed every minute of my visit! I was pretty lucky that it was so cold outside, because there were less tourists around and I was able to get some pretty nice pictures!
  • Umm it's a giant jelly bean. Beautiful? No. we were walking by and were like what the heck we are already here. It's a little cool to see the reflections of the city but other than that this is a waste of space. And icon of Chicago? Give me a break. That what The Willis Tower, The Hancock Tower, Navy Pier, Wriggly Field and even a solid deep dish pizza are. Not a giant jelly bean.
  • Veey beautiful and huge piece of art. It is always busy. Can have some fun around Clicking pictures.
  • Very shiny indeed. There's some nice walkways all around the park, the area with the giant shiny bean is nice and open where many people tend to congregate and take pictures. Nearby is a skate (roller) ring that goes around the rock climbing walls.