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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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  • I lived in Chicago for 30+ years; left for 10 and came back Summer 2022 to enjoy the city again. I was here when the city was planning, building and finally opened Millennium Park. Back then, the... 
    I lived in Chicago for 30+ years; left for 10 and came back Summer 2022 to enjoy the city again. I was here when the city was planning, building and finally opened Millennium Park. Back then, the...  more »
  • It is definitely a tourist must see attraction. You can visit any time of year and will see tons of folks gathered around the bean taking pics and reconnecting with each other at the same time. There....  more
    It is definitely a tourist must see attraction. You can visit any time of year and will see tons of folks gathered around the bean taking pics and reconnecting with each other at the same time. There....  more »
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  • An icon of Chicago not to be missed! You've seen it in movies and shows, and it looks just as spectacular and intriguing in person. I recommend being there before 8am to get almost unblocked (by people) views and photos. Every angle is different and unique in its own way, so take your time to take lots of postcard worthy pictures.
  • This is Chicago's icon. When you visit Chicago, firstly you should come here to see this art. Each season, this place is crowded because not only tourists but also Chicago's public comes together here. Therefore, be careful against Corona Virus. Once I saw this bean from away, I thought it is just metal. However, when I came closer, I noticed the geometric shape, curve, transparency, and reflectiveness. That affected me deeply. You can take a different type of your photo thanks to its reflectiveness. I wish I have a chance to see this place in summer. Unfortunately, I am too away from there.

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