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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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  • Nice apparent place in Millenium Park. Here you need to take a few photos at. Those pictures are very special because "The Bean" actually one large mirror, so you can enjoy creative photos. On a cozy square, where you can sit a while with good weather.
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  • The "Cloud Gate" is a sculpture in Millennium Park. It is a fun tourist attractions that reflects the skyline, park, or selfie-taker. When we went last week it was covered in snow and was overlooking ...  more »
  • The Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean, stands proudly in the Millenium Park and reflects the skyline of Chicago - a great photo with the visitors in front and Chicago behind!  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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