Chicago, Illinois: The Bean

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Cloud Gate

Address:
S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
Directions:
Cloud Gate. In Millennium Park, just east of Michigan Ave., between Washington and Madison Sts.
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The Bean
66 feet long and 33 feet tall, a giant, shiny alien legume that works as a huge fun house mirror. People walk under it and stare at themselves. Official name is Cloud Gate. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/01/2019]

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The Bean.

The Bean

The Bean has an entirely different appearance in the snow.

[Meg Zorn, 02/15/2014]

The Bean.

The Bean - Stoners' Delight

Best bean I've ever seen. Very random landmark.

[Danielle C, 04/25/2013]

The Bean.

Millennium Park - The Bean

Great place to visit, very close of Museum of Art. Has spraying faces and artwork you can crawl into, that does things like change color when you stand on it. Free lectures on Wednesdays -- usually people talking about a part of the park or its structures. It had a strange Chinese art exhibit on the one side and a botanical park, where we saw rabbits in the city. And the huge bean, which you can take photos of under it for an amazing view.

[Nyx, 11/11/2009]

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