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Cloud Gate

Public Art · Grant Park
Michigan Ave (btwn Randolph St & Monroe St), Chicago, IL 60602, United States
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    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    • Noon–6:00 PM
  • Thu
    • Noon–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM

The Bean


Based on 1,432 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    "The reflection of the city skyline in the Cloud is fantastic!!"(12 Tips)
    Toria L.
    "Stand underneath & look up for a cool sight :)"(12 Tips)
    venessa t.
    "Excellent photo ops! Beautiful skyline views."(2 Tips)
    Jennie D.
    "art and/or architecture don't miss The Bean in Millenium Park."(4 Tips)
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  • Nely R.

    Very crowded but, it's nice to take some photos over there :') <3 it's also a must for Chicago!

    Nely Reyes · 1 week ago
  • Eva 🐾 B.

    Super awesome place. Make sure you bring a camera with lots of space. Endless possibilities for pictures

    Eva 🐾 Banova · 2 weeks ago
  • Jonathan F.

    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.

    Jonathan Ferrera · January 5
  • Mildred C.

    Must visit in Chicago

    Mildred Cortes · December 31, 2015
  • Chukie N.

    Great work of art.

    Chukie Nwokorie · December 31, 2015
  • Jennifer E.

    if youre in chicago you have to check this out!

    Jennifer Emerson · November 17, 2015
  • Marcello M.

    At night it reflects the surrounding skyline. (Ps: free wifi in the whole park)

    Marcello Marchese · October 30, 2015
  • Abigail A.

    Most well-known piece of Chicago. Slightly underwhelming unless you absolutely love tourists in hoards.

    Abigail Argersinger · October 23, 2015
  • Chet M.

    A fun game: try to not take a selfie.

    Chet Mancini · October 13, 2015
  • Denette

    Iconic! So much to see in person! Being a selfie stick and see it at night too!

    Denette · September 29, 2015
  • Allison G.

    It's always entertaining to watch other people take fun and creative photos!

    Allison Gill · September 21, 2015
  • Dave M.

    One of the greatest pieces of large scale outdoor art in the world. Must see when in Chicago.

    Dave Morin · September 19, 2015
  • David B.

    David Berkowitz of Chicago is a successful photographer, specializing in nature and urban photography. Read more

    David Berkowitz Chicago · September 16, 2015
  • Sunira M.

    Despite the crowds and touristy status it's worth the visit! Very fun distraction.

    Sunira Moses · September 10, 2015
  • Priya T.

    Set in a pretty Park. Lots of photo opportunities

    Priya Tungrus · August 22, 2015
  • Danny G.

    Awesome art!

    Danny Garcia · July 30, 2015
  • Rachel W.

    Grab a quick pic while walking through Grant and Millennium Parks. #classic

    Rachel Whinnery · July 30, 2015
  • Paula F.

    You can take amazing photos here!

    Paula Freire · July 28, 2015
  • Noel C.

    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.

    Noel Clarke · July 11, 2015
  • SooFab

    A must's pretty cool

    SooFab · July 7, 2015
  • Gillespie G.

    Very cool, stand under it to experience properly

    Gillespie Guereca Adair · July 1, 2015
  • John B.

    The cloud gate is very cool, and reflects some great images of both the people and the skyline.

    John Brown · July 1, 2015
  • Vicky C.

    The bean!!

    Vicky Chang · July 1, 2015
  • Ethan A.

    Don't stand under here during a lightning storm.

    Ethan Adams · June 29, 2015
  • Billy M.

    Very cool park set around The Bean is great for chilling on a picnic blanket on a sunny day!

    Billy May · June 28, 2015
  • Jamie P.

    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!

    Jamie Pitman · June 24, 2015
  • Jeremy P.

    Go ahead and flick it.

    Jeremy Paczuski · June 23, 2015
  • A S.

    Great photo shoot opportunities.

    A S · June 20, 2015
  • Ryan W.

    No need awesome

    Ryan Winningham · June 18, 2015
  • Lia M.

    A must see in chicago

    Lia Moreggi · June 15, 2015
  • Victoria A.

    The art and beautiful scenery

    Victoria Alexis · June 9, 2015
  • Dr A.

    A must visit, 5min is all it takes but it ain't like anything you've seen before especially on a sunny day 😎

    Dr Alsaddique · June 8, 2015
  • Krishna C.

    Visit in the morning . I was there at around 8am and there was no much crowd. Just past 9 there was lots of ppl

    Krishna Chandran · June 7, 2015
  • Erika


    Erika · May 23, 2015
  • Ellen S.

    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.

    Ellen S. P. · May 21, 2015
  • Anamaria H.

    Take a selfie - you know you want to.

    Anamaria Hernandez · May 17, 2015
  • Chris R.

    It's a selfie magnet! Fun to visit and do a bit of people watching. Great photog vantage point.

    Chris R · May 8, 2015
  • Jt T.


    Jt Turner · May 7, 2015
  • Fernanda D.

    Fun place to take pictures of yourself through the reflection of the steel bean !

    Fernanda Di Giaimo · May 3, 2015
  • Ana V.

    So pretty!)

    Ana Vitik · May 2, 2015
  • Joseph B.

    Slightly strange, infinitely awesome.

    Joseph Blewitt · April 29, 2015
  • Tony S.

    Iconic Chicago landmark

    Tony Sou · April 26, 2015
  • Blake B.

    Scenery, architecture, etc.

    Blake Britton · April 23, 2015
  • Jacqueline E.

    Hey Cloud Gate ('The Bean'), you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more

    Jacqueline Espino · April 21, 2015
  • Louis K.

    Take plenty of photos and great people watching.

    Louis Klieger · April 18, 2015
  • Chicagoist

    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

    Chicagoist · April 16, 2015
  • Jessy K.

    worth the stop. great photo opp!

    Jessy King · April 14, 2015
  • Fernando F.

    Ordenes (708)929-4083

    Fernando Fernandez · April 2, 2015
  • Joellen B.

    Hey Cloud Gate ('The Bean'), join Freebie! Read more

    Joellen Burger · March 26, 2015
  • Colin N.

    Great view of Chicago. If you're in town, you have to come here before you leave.

    Colin Nelson · March 25, 2015

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