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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 92%Family Travelers
- 87%Local Culture
- 77%Budget Travelers
- 70%Adventure Travelers
- 61%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 60%Green Travelers
- 59%History Buffs
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- Cloud GateMember ofVegetarianLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 14
Gorgeous bean! Especially during the night!
I highly recommend checking the bean out during the day and night. The reflection of the famous architecture from the piece is breath taking in person.
If you want the best photo then it's best to show up early in the morning or late at night when there are less people (so you can take a better photo).
Another thing I love about the piece is that you could go underneath the bean checking out the warped reflection of yourself.Recommended for:
- Cloud GateMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersArt & Design Lovers
Also known as "The Bean" (because of its shape), this large contemporary outdoor sculpture of stainless steel is considered one of the highlights of Millennium Park. Tourists and locals love it for its fun-house mirror-like reflections. Anish Kapoor, the acclaimed Indian-born British artist, won the commission to create the public sculpture as a result of a design competition.Recommended for:
- Cloud GateMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
You wouldn't go to Paris and not see the Eiffel tower, or to St Louis and miss seeing the arch. Yes it is a big shiny coffee bean- no it doesn't do anything spectacular except give you amazing different views of the city. That whole Millennium at&t park is gorgeous. It is well worth the Uber X cab ride.Recommended for:
- Cloud GateMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 4
Ok it's kinda packed but it's one of those things you have to see if you're in the area. I'd recommend to check out the theater as the outdoor events there are quite cool. But the bean itself is kinda lackluster itself. Lots of music and events nearby though that are are quit coolRecommended for:
- Cloud GateMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
I heard about "The Bean" but really nothing prepared me for the entrancing and charismatic nature of this public art. It shines in the urban landscape reflecting the grids of the buildings on Michigan Ave, and the trees in the park. It reflects everything, distorting in weird and exciting ways. Stand right under it. Look at yourself, then you friends. Then you notice all the people, people from all over the world coming together and laughing and playing with the reflections in "The Bean."Recommended for:
- Cloud Gate
The Bean – who knew it’s real name is Cloud Gate?! By artist Anish Kapoor, this stainless steel reflective sculpture gives off a stunning reflection of the city’s old skyline off Michigan Ave. You can experience a kaleidoscope of people as you walk through the center of this piece. Regardless of age, you cannot help but want to play around with your reflection on this piece of art.
Controversy struck, not because of the design, but the original cost for this art piece was to be 6 million dollars. 7 years after the proposal and completion of the shiny bean shaped sculpture came with a price tag of 23 million dollars.Recommended for:
- Cloud GateMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5
An iconic sculpture of a giant mirrored bean at Millenium Park. This is a must see and one of the best spots to take photos in Chicago. You can see the awesome architecture of downtown and gorgeous landscape reflected in the bean.Recommended for:
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Aliases: The Bean