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Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor

Outdoor Sculpture
Grant Park, Chicago
  • The experts at Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and Chicagoist recommend this place
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    • Chicagoist
  • Adrienne
    "The reflection of the city skyline in the Cloud is fantastic!!"(12 Tips)
    Andrew H.
    "great spot for arty selfies"(9 Tips)
    Toria L.
    "Stand underneath & look up for a cool sight :)"(12 Tips)
    William S.
    "A must see landmark of Chicago"(5 Tips)
247 Tips and reviews
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  • Paula B.
    Paula BeatrizNovember 12, 2012
    You gotta go once in the day and once at night.
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterSeptember 21, 2010
    Welcome to my hood. Make sure you go inside and look up.
  • Phillip M.
    Phillip MarcelloJanuary 28, 2012
    Don't spew on the bean.
  • Ana V.
    Ana VhJuly 3, 2016
    A necessary place to visit on Chicago
  • 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.
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaNovember 10, 2014
    A wonderful art installation, interesting angles and optical illusions. Great place to people watch.
  • Chad W.
    Chad WojtysiakMarch 6, 2011
    Don't flick the bean. Flicking the bean will hurt your finger.
  • 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!
  • Vicky C.
    Vicky ChangJuly 1, 2015
    The bean!!
  • Kirill K.
    Kirill KukuruzaMarch 2, 2016
    Famous Chicago's sightseeing.
  • Maria H.
    Maria HayhowJune 26, 2014
    Great spot for a photo opp on the way to Nordstrom!
  • Chukie N.
    Chukie NwokorieDecember 31, 2015
    Great work of art.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GormanJune 2, 2013
    Creative Awesome!
  • Mars
    MarsDecember 9, 2014
    Pretty cool spot for a view of the city in front of you and a tourist pic.
  • Gillespie G.
    Very cool, stand under it to experience properly
  • Mr M.
    Mr MookieAugust 5, 2013
    Great in winter and summer!
  • 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!
  • UpShift Digital
    Why exactly is this place so popular?
  • Aidan A.
    Aidan AzherMay 13, 2016
    Very close to my home, and often run there in the evening.
  • Ty P.
    Ty PooleMarch 31, 2013
    Nice place to people watch
  • Max M.
    Max MoellerNovember 7, 2016
    Went here to take photos. Very cool.
  • Gogor U
    Gogor UJuly 23, 2012
    If u're architecture enthusiast photographer, try to catch the contradiction between the old buildings and the bean
  • 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.
  • David R.
    David Roca @daroitMarch 26, 2014
    Check the button below the right part of the bean to switch on the lights at night
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithSeptember 3, 2012
    Take a picture, it lasts longer.
  • Pete J.
    Pete JohnsonMay 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch all the tourists worship the bean.
  • C B.
    C BaileyOctober 14, 2014
    Take a cool picture from underneath.
  • 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.
  • Ken M.
    Ken MallinsonAugust 8, 2014
    Checking out the bean!
  • 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.
  • Jamel M.
    Nice park, must see
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrobeckJune 15, 2013
    The Bean is a site to behold, make sure you duck when running underneath!
  • Mildred C.
    Mildred CortesDecember 31, 2015
    Must visit in Chicago
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel Marco FernandezNovember 4, 2016
    Always crowded but you have to take a picture of it at least once.
  • Ale A.
    Ale AlvarezOctober 17, 2014
    Try photos at night. The bean makes an amazing view of the skyline.
  • Susan G.
    Susan GNovember 4, 2012
    Bean there done that would do it
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HealanMay 27, 2014
    great spot for arty selfies
  • Sunira M.
    Sunira MosesSeptember 10, 2015
    Despite the crowds and touristy status it's worth the visit! Very fun distraction.
  • Max G.
    Max GreatnessSeptember 26, 2013
    It's a giant bean how it got there no body knows....
  • Erika
    ErikaMay 23, 2015
  • SooFab
    SooFabJuly 7, 2015
    A must's pretty cool
  • John G.
    John GallagherDecember 31, 2012
    Be cliche and take a picture in the bean!
  • David B.
    David Berkowitz ChicagoSeptember 16, 2015
    David Berkowitz of Chicago is a successful photographer, specializing in nature and urban photography. Read more
  • Maiko M.
    Maiko MartinDecember 14, 2011
    Flick your bean, at the bean.
  • Stuart
    StuartApril 19, 2013
    Come early as it gets VERY crowded!
  • Amy P.
    Amy PriestleyJanuary 30, 2013
    The Bean is equally as beautiful at night!
  • Martin T.
    Martin ToftOctober 22, 2010
    Flick the bean
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongFebruary 17, 2015
    One of Chicago's famous landmarks! Time to take some silly pictures!
  • Shey S.
    Shey SmithMarch 2, 2013
    Not as clean and shiny close up :|
  • G🐞rkem
    G🐞rkemNovember 30, 2014
    This is so cute 💕 can i take away to my home 😍 Inside of The Bean is dazzling.
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