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Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor

Outdoor Sculpture
Grant Park, Chicago
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  • Adrienne
    "The reflection of the city skyline in the Cloud is fantastic!!"(12 Tips)
    David L.
    "Can you figure out where's The Bean going underneath in the middle?!"(13 Tips)
    Andrew H.
    "great spot for arty selfies"(9 Tips)
    William S.
    "A must see landmark of Chicago"(5 Tips)
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  • Jon S.
    Jon Sells2 weeks ago
    A must see!
  • Cole T.
    Cole TOctober 23
    On the list for one of the top things that every tourist in Chicago should go see. It's iconic.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisOctober 20
    Always so cool. Reflections for days.
  • Melvin
    MelvinSeptember 17
    You’ve got to walk underneath. It’ll blow your mind.
  • lino b.
    Fantastic. Amazing. Pictures plenty. Enjoy and don’t miss “the bean”
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WeiAugust 15
    Meet here on Fridays at 6am for a great (and free) group workout with November Project
  • jiresell
    jiresellAugust 1
    Very cool! But what does it mean?
  • Pau
    PauJuly 22
    There's always a lot of people. For a good picture go very early in the morning.
  • Shawn C.
    Try to find a seam in the steel plates that the sculpture is made of 🤔
  • Shawn C.
    It's what everyone does! The sculpture is made of plates of steel. Look for a seam 🤔
  • Nayeli J.
    Anish Kapoor hates this sculpture is always known as "The bean".
  • Hendrik E.
    You have to be there at last ones in your lifetime. 😉
  • Jamel M.
    Nice park, must see
  • Jovonsia L.
  • Natalie V.
    It gets crowded here but I always enjoy visiting
  • Hannah A.
    If you don't take a selfie here, did you REALLY go to Chicago?
  • A. David V.
    If asking around how to get to it, ask for "The Bean", its more commonly used name.
  • UpShift Digital
    Why exactly is this place so popular?
  • Ryan
    RyanMarch 20
    It's called the bean, guys, come on 😂
  • April G.
    April GeFebruary 26
    " The Bean" Best place ever
  • Angel S.
    Angel SalasFebruary 9
    A popular chicago attraction for good reason. With its reflective surface, Cloud Gate is a visually enticing structure to behold with friends and family.
  • Andréia R.
    Andréia RzJanuary 15
    The Could Gate it's beautiful and interesting. It is located in Millenium Park. At Christmas an ice skating rink with the Christmas songs everything becomes even more charming.
  • Rebecca A.
    Rebecca AnneDecember 5, 2016
    Beautiful place to walk around and really fun park close by
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuNovember 9, 2016
    Go early during the week to avoid the tourist crowds
  • Max M.
    Max MoellerNovember 7, 2016
    Went here to take photos. Very cool.
  • Max M.
    Max MoellerNovember 7, 2016
    Its the Bean!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel Marco FernandezNovember 4, 2016
    Always crowded but you have to take a picture of it at least once.
  • Cass G.
    Cass GrimmOctober 16, 2016
    Seems overrated but it's actually really fun to go find yourself in the bean.
  • K
    KSeptember 14, 2016
    Cool touristy spot. Pass by on your way to relax after a long run.
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AbbottSeptember 8, 2016
    The massive bean and awesome photo opportunities! Pokemon go gym ;)
  • Terance L.
    Terance L.July 22, 2016
    Don't stand on the tables. Security will call you out 👮
  • Jim L.
    Jim LeonJuly 14, 2016
    A cool piece of sculpture
  • Ana V.
    Ana VhJuly 3, 2016
    A necessary place to visit on Chicago
  • William S.
    William StudartJune 25, 2016
    Beautiful and unique structure! A must see landmark of Chicago
  • Dana P.
    Dana ParkerMay 29, 2016
    So many selfies
  • Luis Eduardo A.
    Don't miss this place , is easy to find and worth it
  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!May 19, 2016
    The Bean!🍀
  • Aidan A.
    Aidan AzherMay 13, 2016
    Very close to my home, and often run there in the evening.
  • JH H.
    JH H-DMay 12, 2016
    So classic. Get your photos!
  • Yuliana V.
    Yuliana VillarrealMay 10, 2016
    I loved this place
  • Sarp E.
    Sarp ErkayaMay 7, 2016
    Absolute must see of Chicago. An amazing addition to a great city.
  • Ezra P.
    Ezra PollardApril 29, 2016
    It's a bean. It's reflective. And kinda dirty.
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyApril 27, 2016
    Impressive landmark
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyApril 27, 2016
    Taking pictures and watch people.
  • Maike P.
    Maike PlotnikApril 17, 2016
    It's a different spot from one day to the other! You could spend hours there just watching the reflections ! MUST-SEE in chitown
  • Felipe M.
    Felipe MartínezApril 13, 2016
    Simply awesome! Want to come back ASAP!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiApril 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Try to go during the day Monday thru Wednesday. It's less packed
  • Brian I.
    Brian IbarraMarch 12, 2016
    What a beautiful piece of art that looks great in both the day and night times in the city and just below the ice rink is
  • Kirill K.
    Kirill KukuruzaMarch 2, 2016
    Famous Chicago's sightseeing.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LippertFebruary 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Take a picture of yourself in the Bean.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MannFebruary 11, 2016
    Kapoor's controversial multimillion dollar public art. A woman takes pics of people jumping in front of "the bean" & posts them @4p to her FB page. Had a gallery showing & plans a book. fun photo op!
  • Nely R.
    Nely ReyesJanuary 28, 2016
    Very crowded but, it's nice to take some photos over there :') <3 it's also a must for Chicago!
  • Eva 🐾 B.
    Eva 🐾 BanovaJanuary 19, 2016
    Super awesome place. Make sure you bring a camera with lots of space. Endless possibilities for pictures
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraJanuary 5, 2016
    This looks like none of its names or nicknames to me. However, it looks best when clean and not covered in bird droppings. It's best just after it snows.
  • Mildred C.
    Mildred CortesDecember 31, 2015
    Must visit in Chicago
  • Chukie N.
    Chukie NwokorieDecember 31, 2015
    Great work of art.
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EmersonNovember 17, 2015
    if youre in chicago you have to check this out!
  • Marcello M.
    Marcello MarcheseOctober 30, 2015
    At night it reflects the surrounding skyline. (Ps: free wifi in the whole park)
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerOctober 23, 2015
    Most well-known piece of Chicago. Slightly underwhelming unless you absolutely love tourists in hoards.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniOctober 13, 2015
    A fun game: try to not take a selfie.
  • Denette
    DenetteSeptember 29, 2015
    Iconic! So much to see in person! Being a selfie stick and see it at night too!
  • Allison G.
    Allison GillSeptember 21, 2015
    It's always entertaining to watch other people take fun and creative photos!
  • Dave M.
    Dave MorinSeptember 19, 2015
    One of the greatest pieces of large scale outdoor art in the world. Must see when in Chicago.
  • David B.
    David Berkowitz ChicagoSeptember 16, 2015
    David Berkowitz of Chicago is a successful photographer, specializing in nature and urban photography. Read more
  • Sunira M.
    Sunira MosesSeptember 10, 2015
    Despite the crowds and touristy status it's worth the visit! Very fun distraction.
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusAugust 22, 2015
    Set in a pretty Park. Lots of photo opportunities
  • Danny G.
    Danny GarciaJuly 30, 2015
    Awesome art!
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WhinneryJuly 30, 2015
    Grab a quick pic while walking through Grant and Millennium Parks. #classic
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireJuly 28, 2015
    You can take amazing photos here!
  • Noel C.
    Noel ClarkeJuly 11, 2015
    I mean, i'll be honest it's a big silver bean, but you know what? It's pretty cool and so is the city around it. Visit Chicago if you can.
  • SooFab
    SooFabJuly 7, 2015
    A must's pretty cool
  • Gillespie G.
    Very cool, stand under it to experience properly
  • John B.
    John BrownJuly 1, 2015
    The cloud gate is very cool, and reflects some great images of both the people and the skyline.
  • Vicky C.
    Vicky ChangJuly 1, 2015
    The bean!!
  • Ethan A.
    Ethan AdamsJune 29, 2015
    Don't stand under here during a lightning storm.
  • Billy M.
    Billy MayJune 28, 2015
    Very cool park set around The Bean is great for chilling on a picnic blanket on a sunny day!
  • Jamie P.
    Jamie PitmanJune 24, 2015
    This was amazing! I loved the large stainless steel sculpture, Cloud Gate, aka The Bean! I really liked seeing the Skyline in it! And it is in Millennium Park and it is free!
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PaczuskiJune 23, 2015
    Go ahead and flick it.
  • A S.
    A SJune 20, 2015
    Great photo shoot opportunities.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WinninghamJune 18, 2015
    No need awesome
  • Lia M.
    Lia MoreggiJune 15, 2015
    A must see in chicago
  • Victoria A.
    Victoria AlexisJune 9, 2015
    The art and beautiful scenery
  • Dr A.
    Dr AlsaddiqueJune 8, 2015
    A must visit, 5min is all it takes but it ain't like anything you've seen before especially on a sunny day 😎
  • Krishna C.
    Krishna ChandranJune 7, 2015
    Visit in the morning . I was there at around 8am and there was no much crowd. Just past 9 there was lots of ppl
  • Erika
    ErikaMay 23, 2015
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.May 21, 2015
    When taking pictures, don't just stand there. If you sick your arms or legs out you'll get a shot with fun house mirror effects.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezMay 17, 2015
    Take a selfie - you know you want to.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RMay 8, 2015
    It's a selfie magnet! Fun to visit and do a bit of people watching. Great photog vantage point.
  • Jt T.
    Jt TurnerMay 7, 2015
  • Fernanda D.
    Fun place to take pictures of yourself through the reflection of the steel bean !
  • Ana V.
    Ana VitikMay 2, 2015
    So pretty!)
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittApril 29, 2015
    Slightly strange, infinitely awesome.
  • Tony S.
    Tony SouApril 26, 2015
    Iconic Chicago landmark
  • Blake B.
    Blake BrittonApril 23, 2015
    Scenery, architecture, etc.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerApril 18, 2015
    Take plenty of photos and great people watching.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistApril 16, 2015
    At 110-tons with a 12-foot-high arch, a view from afar does not do justice to the calculated elegance of Anish Kapoor’s sculpture, inspired by liquid mercury. Read more
  • Jessy K.
    Jessy KingApril 14, 2015
    worth the stop. great photo opp!
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FernandezApril 2, 2015
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  • Joellen B.
    Joellen BurgerMarch 26, 2015
    Hey Cloud Gate ('The Bean'), join Freebie! Read more
  • Colin N.
    Colin NelsonMarch 25, 2015
    Great view of Chicago. If you're in town, you have to come here before you leave.
  • marcus L.
    marcus LMarch 19, 2015
    Go here very early in the morning and enjoy the bean for yourself. Just great!!
  • Dana Hotel & Spa
    Dana Hotel & SpaMarch 17, 2015
    Try taking photos at night, the reflection of the skyline and city lights are amazing!
  • David L.
    David LukacMarch 3, 2015
    Can you figure out where's The Bean going underneath in the middle?!
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissFebruary 27, 2015
    A tourist attraction that's very much worth seeing. Go at dusk when the skyline's sunset reflection off the sculpture looks most magnificent.
  • Bob C.
    Bob CareyFebruary 26, 2015
    A photographers dream. So much fun and photo opportunities no matter the weather. Plan on being there 30-60 minutes to really explore the possibilities.
  • Simon K.
    Simon KFebruary 24, 2015
    There's nothing to say about this that hasn't been uttered. Bravo to Chicago for investing in so much public art.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea ClevengerFebruary 24, 2015
    If you're here in winter, look below the bean at the ice skating rink!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongFebruary 17, 2015
    One of Chicago's famous landmarks! Time to take some silly pictures!
  • H S.
    H SFebruary 13, 2015
    Want to have the Bean just for yourself? Go there for sunrise... Not only you'll be alone but with perfect light from sun rising above the lake...
  • Frederik D.
    Frederik De KeyzerJanuary 16, 2015
    Yummie! Beans!
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RudolphJanuary 15, 2015
    Even though it was covered in snow, seeing The Bean was a pretty cool experience.
  • Andy T.
    Andy TaoDecember 31, 2014
    Take a picture of yourself from the bean
  • B P.
    B PDecember 21, 2014
    Everyone is here to flick the bean. You dirt minded people.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuDecember 19, 2014
    Actually cooler than I expected. Love the integrativeness with the cityscapes.
  • Mars
    MarsDecember 9, 2014
    Pretty cool spot for a view of the city in front of you and a tourist pic.
  • G🐞rkem
    G🐞rkemNovember 30, 2014
    This is so cute 💕 can i take away to my home 😍 Inside of The Bean is dazzling.
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenNovember 27, 2014
    Yeah it's touristy. Who cares. I'm local, but I always take out of town visitors here. All but the most jaded guests will probably enjoy it at least a little and it's free so what do you have to lose.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LaMacchiaNovember 19, 2014
    Surrounded by great architecture.
  • Viraj M.
    Viraj MohareNovember 17, 2014
    Surely a one time visit...
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaNovember 10, 2014
    A wonderful art installation, interesting angles and optical illusions. Great place to people watch.
  • John K.
    John KiddeNovember 2, 2014
    Free to visit, it's touristy but who cares! It's a fun piece of art!
  • Ale A.
    Ale AlvarezOctober 17, 2014
    Try photos at night. The bean makes an amazing view of the skyline.
  • C B.
    C BaileyOctober 14, 2014
    Take a cool picture from underneath.
  • Bruce T.
    Bruce TienSeptember 30, 2014
    I looked myself pretty handsome in front of The Bean.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LaMacchiaSeptember 29, 2014
    Cool sculpture!
  • Nyki B.
    Nyki BellSeptember 19, 2014
    Take pictures! This sculpture is awesome. Be sure to go underneath and look up at the center. The shape of it makes your reflection look very small & very far away.
  • Hilmar
    HilmarSeptember 16, 2014
    So cool!!!
  • Cole J.
    Cole JSeptember 16, 2014
    Make sure to get that mirror pic. All the kids are doing it.
  • Sebastian G.
    Sebastian GarciaSeptember 13, 2014
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KemperSeptember 3, 2014
    Take a photo of the bean with yourself and the astonisching skyline.
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJSeptember 2, 2014
    Come here for early morning pics before the crowds
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJSeptember 2, 2014
    One of the coolest sculptures you will ever see
  • Sullivan J.
    Sullivan JohnsonAugust 30, 2014
    Nice for photos
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 29, 2014
    Make your way under the Bean for some very unique angles to check out
  • Toria L.
    Toria LAugust 29, 2014
    Crowded during the day, but wow what a sight! Definitely the highlight of Millennium Park. Stand underneath & look up for a cool sight :)
  • David
    DavidAugust 25, 2014
    It is a beautiful piece of art. It is original and funny.
  • Amelia
    AmeliaAugust 23, 2014
    Free wifi! Hang out at the picnic tables and people watch
  • Madeline G.
    Madeline GullettAugust 20, 2014
    The bean is so touristy, but on a nice day it's so fun to walk around the park and take a few pics in your reflection!
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DulinAugust 12, 2014
    Come at night. It's much prettier and far less busy and crowded.
  • Forrest
    ForrestAugust 11, 2014
    Take some photos.
  • Shubham D.
    Shubham DattaAugust 9, 2014
    Walk inside the bean and look up.
  • Shubham D.
    Shubham DattaAugust 9, 2014
    Full of tourists snapping pics
  • Ken M.
    Ken MallinsonAugust 8, 2014
    Checking out the bean!
  • Michael A.
    Michael ArkinsAugust 7, 2014
    An absolutely beautiful monument in downtown Chicago. Photos don't do this justice! Check it out and you'll fall in love with it.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    Go take a simple selfie in front of it or set up a tripod or just get creative with it. It's a fun, photogenic subject that looks different in every climate Chicago offers. Read more
  • dubstep n.
    dubstep nationJuly 4, 2014
    Awesome :)
  • Maria H.
    Maria HayhowJune 26, 2014
    Great spot for a photo opp on the way to Nordstrom!
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HealanMay 27, 2014
    great spot for arty selfies
  • J. R.
    J. R.May 1, 2014
    Really fun place to take pictures
  • Janet L.
    Janet LedbetterApril 11, 2014
    The outside is a beautiful reflection of the city, while the underneath is a fascinating kaleidoscope of the people. Look up!
  • Orduz R.
    Orduz RichiApril 4, 2014
    Lovely 😘🌹😍
  • David R.
    David Roca @daroitMarch 26, 2014
    Check the button below the right part of the bean to switch on the lights at night
  • lauren d.
    lauren dordalJanuary 13, 2014
    Great photo opp.
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GallantDecember 28, 2013
    If you come to skate at night it's a long wait! Yes that's the line... One hour ... Maybe more. It's Christmas holiday break though!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyDecember 19, 2013
    The most touristy thing you can do with the exception of the Sears Tower is group selfies in the Bean. What the hell live it up, you're in Chicago.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BarnettNovember 17, 2013
    Make sure you stand under it and look up
  • Bryan L.
    Bryan LeeOctober 28, 2013
    It looks like a bean
  • Max G.
    Max GreatnessSeptember 26, 2013
    It's a giant bean how it got there no body knows....
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PerkinsSeptember 24, 2013
    Don't be afraid to ask someone to take your picture! Even not in front of thr cloud gate but the cityline instead! It's beautiful.
  • Mega Mind M.
    Mega Mind MexlluaSeptember 11, 2013
    Hello Chicago ,, free wifi
  • Dani G.
    Dani GintzlerSeptember 7, 2013
    Go into the omphalos, under the bean!
  • Karthik K.
    Karthik KSeptember 3, 2013
    Try late night photography!
  • Rob S.
    Rob SilkSeptember 1, 2013
    Go early and see the sun rise.
  • Peter S.
    Peter SHINAugust 13, 2013
    It is bright and shinny bean.
  • Mr M.
    Mr MookieAugust 5, 2013
    Great in winter and summer!
  • Alaa ا.
    Alaa الاءJuly 27, 2013
    I liked the delicious food my friends brought , also the nice weather even with the rain :D!
  • A.J. S.
    A.J. SheeranJuly 25, 2013
    It's called Cloud Gate.
  • J L.
    J LJuly 7, 2013
    Go under the Bean when it is crowded and look up. Trippy!!!
  • Susie W.
    Susie WojtowiczJuly 6, 2013
    Take pictures underneath it too
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TolbertJuly 6, 2013
    a strong time, filled with a well of emotions springing forth for those of you who are deep enough to feel a city's heart beating with your own. True beauty is reflected here, but only imperfectly.
  • 🈴Naumova Zehra 🈲
    It's super fun to view the skyline in Cloud Gate, stand beside it or lie under it and take goofy pictures. Really enjoyed it.
  • American A.
    American AirlinesJune 27, 2013
    Affectionately called The Bean by locals, this public sculpture designed by Anish Kapoor makes for the perfect photo opportunity. Be sure to walk or lay beneath it!
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrobeckJune 15, 2013
    The Bean is a site to behold, make sure you duck when running underneath!
  • Schu N.
    Schu NastJune 6, 2013
    Better in person than driving by on a different street showing a picture on your phone.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GormanJune 2, 2013
    Creative Awesome!
  • Dustin O.
    Dustin OlsenMay 16, 2013
    One of Chicago's most famous icons! Take the city tour bus to easily find your way here - and also see many other famous sites around the city!
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CarterApril 30, 2013
    awesome place! crowded in afternoons/weekends but if you go early during the week you might be able to get a solo shot of your reflection.
  • Julie S.
    Julie ShackletonApril 24, 2013
    I wasn't impressed when I heard the description of this place but it is actually very cool. Great reflections of the city and mesmerizing to just look at from all angles!
  • marivic
    marivicApril 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    great to go at night
  • Stuart
    StuartApril 19, 2013
    Come early as it gets VERY crowded!
  • Ty P.
    Ty PooleMarch 31, 2013
    Nice place to people watch
  • Chris V.
    Chris VaughnMarch 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Everyone loves "The Bean."
  • Amelia M.
    Amelia MooreMarch 8, 2013
    Don't build a snowman in the park. Security yelled at me lol
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AggenMarch 7, 2013
    'The Bean' seen at the end of Source Code.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Anish Kapoor’s gleaming "bean" of stainless steel creates fantastic reflections of the city skyline and the crowds. Be sure to step under it. – Green Guide Editor
  • Shey S.
    Shey SmithMarch 2, 2013
    Not as clean and shiny close up :|
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  • Amy P.
    Amy PriestleyJanuary 30, 2013
    The Bean is equally as beautiful at night!
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LegaultJanuary 26, 2013
    Fact: The Bean first visited Chicago from outer space during the World's Columbian Expo of 1893 and came back to stay permanently during the Century of Progress Expo in 1933.
  • John G.
    John GallagherDecember 31, 2012
    Be cliche and take a picture in the bean!
  • Azmil Kamil A.
    Azmil Kamil AzahariDecember 30, 2012
    Big mirror sculpture. amazing stuff
  • Paula B.
    Paula BeatrizNovember 12, 2012
    You gotta go once in the day and once at night.
  • Susan G.
    Susan GNovember 4, 2012
    Bean there done that would do it
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithSeptember 3, 2012
    Take a picture, it lasts longer.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenAugust 24, 2012
    Go underneath! Very cool angles in play here…
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenAugust 24, 2012
    Take photos, of course! Oh and get some of the beautiful skyline in as well
  • MasterCard
    MasterCardAugust 6, 2012
    Instagram gold. (actually stainless steel)
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannAugust 4, 2012
    There's a park security guard who will not let you near the sculpture with a dog
  • Gogor U
    Gogor UJuly 23, 2012
    If u're architecture enthusiast photographer, try to catch the contradiction between the old buildings and the bean
  • Gogor U
    Gogor UJuly 23, 2012
    Try to catch your face on the bean reflection. It's fun!!
  • Stephenie
    StephenieJuly 8, 2012
    LOVE The Bean.
  • Grant Park Music Festival
    If you hear music, turn around and walk towards the Great Lawn! Free events all summer long.
  • Rick T.
    Rick TantonJune 13, 2012
    More commonly known as "The Bean" this landmark in Grant Park allows for some very cool photographs. Good luck trying to get the famed "lying underneath shooting up" shot between the crowds.
  • nic
    nicJune 12, 2012
    don't get sucked into the vortex
  • Greg K.
    Greg KulagaJune 11, 2012
    Aliens left this here in 1999 in exchange for the rights to Cubs prospect Darwin Barney
  • Andy
    AndyJune 9, 2012
    Great place!
  • Andy
    AndyJune 9, 2012
    Awesome. Hi from hong kong!
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CooperJune 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    It is best to take pictures at Cloud Gate early in the morning or late at night. During the day you'll have too many other tourist in your photo.
  • Helena N.
    Helena NacinovicMay 17, 2012
    Awesome work of art. Don't miss it!
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzMay 14, 2012
    More well-known as the "Bean" within Millennium Park. Grab unique skyline shots and photos of yourself reflecting off this masterpiece.
  • Pete J.
    Pete JohnsonMay 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch all the tourists worship the bean.
  • Kleber A.
    Kleber AlvesApril 10, 2012
    It's a beatiful sculpture. I never seen something like this.
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor McGinnissMarch 18, 2012
    Kinda a decent place for a self portrait
  • Geri D.
    Geri D'FynizFebruary 25, 2012
    This is the most beautiful city in the summer.
  • Zuzanka S.
    Zuzanka SjuFebruary 20, 2012
    Go when its sunny
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneFebruary 13, 2012
    The reflection of the city skyline in the Cloud is fantastic!!
  • Phillip M.
    Phillip MarcelloJanuary 28, 2012
    Don't spew on the bean.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MoffittDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Cloud Gate is a three-story steel sculpture that has been dubbed "The Bean" by Chicagoans, because of its legume-like shape.
  • Maiko M.
    Maiko MartinDecember 14, 2011
    Flick your bean, at the bean.
  • Dianna H.
    Dianna HunterDecember 6, 2011
    Visitor or local, this is a must in Chicago. Truly unique & beautiful!
  • Allyza L.
    Allyza LaranoNovember 25, 2011
    Wow!! It's Fantastic!! I like it so much... I want to see barbie with ken there..
  • venessa t.
    venessa tarbellNovember 17, 2011
    Excellent photo ops! Beautiful skyline views.
  • Lani T.
    Lani TeshimaOctober 13, 2011
    Make sure to walk around the entire sculpture as well as walk underneath it in the center. The view is different from every angle, and equally as interesting.
  • Julia S.
    Julia StylesOctober 11, 2011
    Best place to take photos in the city; a great place to take tourists. Catch a concert while you are there.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PerlySeptember 16, 2011
    Climb aboard the Space Bean!
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezAugust 29, 2011
    Welcome to THE BEAN. Walk up and take your photo of course, but make sure to walk underneath, trippy.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MicheAugust 14, 2011
    Walk underneath the bean, lay on the ground, and count how many times you can see yourself in the bean. :-)
  • ZaarlyChicago
    ZaarlyChicagoAugust 10, 2011's one of the most iconic photo-ops in Chicago, but it's also a great piece by the brilliant Anish Kapoor. Make sure to spend a few minutes with it even after snapping a photo.
  • Carlos P.
    Carlos PachecoAugust 9, 2011
    Simply a wonder to see. Read more
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerJune 20, 2011
    One of the best places in Chicago to take some interesting photographs.
  • Julian N.
    Julian NamJune 15, 2011
    Who knew "The Bean" is actually/officially called Could Gate??? Did you know that this is made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together? It's highly polished, so you can't see the seams.
  • Dakota W.
    Dakota WintApril 5, 2011
  • Chad W.
    Chad WojtysiakMarch 6, 2011
    Don't flick the bean. Flicking the bean will hurt your finger.
  • Mark E.
    Mark EMarch 5, 2011
    Do not lick the bean, only flick it
  • Andy S.
    Andy SwaggerizunstopableFebruary 19, 2011
    Hey this isn't that sweet
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    OneMobileWebsite .comFebruary 18, 2011
    Does this place have a mobile website? Billions of dollars are made with mobile devices right now. Find out how..
  • Homeless Bill
    Homeless BillFebruary 18, 2011
    I know this looks like a giant bean, but don't try to eat it, no matter how hungry you are. Trust me.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MoffittFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    It's a cloud! It's a gate! No, it's the Bean!
  • Ken C.
    Ken CarsonDecember 21, 2010
    Barbie and I once had a staring contest through our reflections at The Bean. We lasted a whole 30 seconds until she stepped on my toe and made me blink. Cheater!
  • Kim B.
    Kim B.December 11, 2010
    Don't miss the Christmas carols Friday after work at the Bean!
  • Torrenus W.
    Torrenus WilsonNovember 30, 2010
    I'm checking in in spirit. Wish I could be there today for the Ellen Show.
  • Crystal P.
    Crystal PlummerNovember 30, 2010
    I love the bean!
  • Emily P.
    Emily ParkNovember 10, 2010
    Can't miss it - there's usually a pack of people surround it. If you look below this area, you can see the ice skating rink (winter only obviously)
  • Martin T.
    Martin ToftOctober 22, 2010
    Flick the bean
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterSeptember 21, 2010
    Welcome to my hood. Make sure you go inside and look up.
  • IntelWiMAX
    IntelWiMAXSeptember 11, 2010
    You're in a WiMAX hotspot. Check out interesting facts online about Cloud Gate - such as that the sculpture weighs 100 short tons. Read more
  • Emily B.
    Emily BruneAugust 4, 2010
    So shinny! It's very pretty - looks dirty when you get up close.
  • Breanne P.
    Breanne PembertonJuly 23, 2010
    This was a beautiful structure.
  • Jennie D.
    Jennie Day-BurgetJune 21, 2010
    If you like art and/or architecture don't miss The Bean in Millenium Park. It is truly fantastic!
  • Parker R.
    Parker RothhammerJune 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the Chicago Bean!
  • Greg
    GregDecember 29, 2009
    Very cool sculpture, even at night.
  • William H.
    William Hunt2 weeks ago
  • Liliana B.
    Liliana Benitez3 weeks ago
    Una parada obligada en Chicago. Si quieres una buena foto sin personal a tu alrededor la única manera es levantarse muy temprano.
  • Fernanda M.
    La de ley. Gran escultura
  • Joss V.
    Tienes que verlo por tus propios ojos para entender porque es tan genial estar frente a el
  • Tania L.
    Tania Lo AlOctober 17, 2016
    Foto obligada 👌🏻
  • Sam C.
    Sam CuroOctober 14, 2016
    Foto obligada
  • Carl T.
    Carl TanzlerSeptember 11, 2016
    Seria interesante verlo con menos gente alrededor, las figuras de personas distraen la vista del cielo y los edificios.
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroSeptember 2, 2016
    Venha conferir o feijão de Chicago e tire ótimas fotos!
  • Pablo G.
    Pablo GovAugust 28, 2016
    parada obligatoria en chicago
  • Emil
    EmilAugust 19, 2016
    ай стиа бе
  • Nayeli Ines V.
    No olviden su fotografía entre el bean y el millón de gente!!!
  • Nayeli Ines V.
    El Bean lo más turístico del Parque, mucha gente, pero muy agradable el lugar.
  • Gerardo R.
    Gerardo RemisJune 23, 2016
    Las fotos con los efectod
  • Jorge G.
    Jorge GuerreroOctober 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    De día o de noche!! Tomate fotos solo, con tus amigos, con la gente o solo al Cloud Gate!!! Espectacular!!!
  • Patty V.
    Patty VrgsAugust 6, 2015
    Parada obligada y temprano no hay gente y tus fotos salen súper
  • MB
    MBJuly 5, 2015
    Me lo imaginaba mas grande pero si me gusto venir a tomar la obligada foto en Chicago
  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!July 2, 2015
  • inspector c.
    inspector clouseauMay 19, 2015
    Приходите рано-рано утром. И будет шанс сфотографироваться там одному. Очень крутое творение Капура
  • Mehmet Y.
    Mehmet YaziciogluMay 11, 2015
    Chicago'da ilk ziyaret edilecek yer
  • Astrid G.
    Astrid GuerraMarch 11, 2015
    The Bean! Vengan temprano cuando no haya tanto turista
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroDecember 29, 2014
    Conhecendo o famoso "feijão" de Chicago!
  • Rolando V.
    Rolando VelezOctober 26, 2014
    En las noches va menos gente para que puedas tomarte fotos.
  • Hyejin P.
    Hyejin ParkAugust 31, 2014
    We ❤️ Bean
  • Katerina P.
    Katerina PotemkinaAugust 22, 2014
    Голова кружится 🙈
  • Willian O.
    Willian OliveiraAugust 9, 2014
    Está sempre lotado!
  • CameraNeon
    CameraNeonJune 22, 2014
    Best early in the morning- better light and fewer crowds. Use a tripod and ND filter for longer exposures to blur the people moving. Melhor visto de manhã. Menos multidão. Use um filtro ND e um tripé. Read more
  • Yely A.
    Yely AritzmendiJune 9, 2014
    Esta grandísimo
  • Tarcísio B.
    Tarcísio BezerraMay 10, 2014
    Para obrigatória para foto de qualquer turista.
  • Elisa
    ElisaSeptember 11, 2012
    Todos buscan su reflejo aquí ->
  • Igor M.
    Igor MasinOctober 21, 2011
    Супер место, очень впечатляет !!!
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