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The Bean


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Millennium Park
Chicago, IL 60601

 (312) 742-2963

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"The amount of time you spend at The Art Institute of Chicago really depends on your preferences, but it is nice that you can walk over the bridgeway from The Bean."  See More

"Millennium Park and The Bean are also fun spots to visit."  See More

"The standard things will be The Bean, Millenium Park, and Navy Pier."  See More

"Chicago: Grab a slice at Pequod's Pizza to try their caramelized pizza crust and take a selfie at Cloud Gate(the bean)."  See More

"Millenium Park and Cloud Gate tourist attractions Chicago Water Taxi to take you along the river."  See More

"Millennium Park / Cloud Gate "The Bean""  See More

"There are several shops all along N Michigan Ave and also cool things to see such as the Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cloud Gate, the Lincoln Park Zoo in Lincoln Park ect."  See More

"Tons of museums: My favorites: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millenium Park, Cloud Gate, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium."  See More

"Also, the bean at Cloud Gate which is a must for your little one!"  See More

"Walking around Lincoln Park, walking around Millennium Park, the Buckingham Fountain, and Cloud Gate (the bean)."  See More

"On a nice day spend some time in Millennium Park and check out Cloud Gate, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, and Maggie Daley Park - totally free and a beautiful spot near the lake to walk around for hours."  See More

"Just outside the loop are my favorite spots on a nice day, Millennium Park with Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) and Maggie Daley Park, and The Art Institute of Chicago on a not as nice day."  See More

"I like River North because it gives you the option to walk to places like Cloud Gate to see the "bean", pop into the The Art Institute of Chicago, or even head up to the top of the Willis Tower for a view 103 floors up."  See More

"I like to take a snapchat under the Willis Tower of me saying, "Whatcha talkin bout willis" but thats it, Cloud Gate is very underwhelming"  See More

"Millenium Park which contains Cloud Gate (affectionately known as "The Bean") as well as huge screens that project images of people's faces and spit out water that creates a splash pool, might be worth a stop if it's particularly hot."  See More

"Cloud Gate and Millennium Park are a must."  See More

"Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, The Art Institute of Chicago, Lincoln Park Zoo & Millennium Park and Cloud Gate"  See More

"Millennium Park and Grant Park are both extremely beautiful, and you're sure to find lots of photo ops throughout the park, at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, and at Cloud Gate (The Bean)!"  See More

"For a one-day trip, you might want to stay downtown and visit places such as the Cloud Gate or Water Tower Place."  See More

"Cloud Gate and Millennium Park are well worth a visit - and free."  See More

"Cloud Gate is interesting, but I would plan something nearby (such as lunch), as it is not like you would spend the entire day with the bean."  See More

"I've lived my entire life in Chicago, and would recommend Cloud Gate and Millenium Park for sure."  See More

"I might start downtown at Millennium Park to see the fountains, Cloud Gate (the bean) and do plenty of people watching!"  See More

"I like the Shedd Aquarium and Cloud Gate is Okaaaay but not a huge deal to me."  See More

"Be sure to go to Cubs game if you are a sports fan, Cloud Gate is amazing and Lou Malnatis Pizzeria is the best pizza."  See More

"Kids love seeing themselves in Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean."  See More

"While you are in the area you can go check out Millenium Park and be sure to take your picture at Cloud Gate."  See More

"That will get you the Cloud Gate and the fountain, both of which are cool."  See More

"Here are some other cheap / free touristy things to do (I agree with another poster that there is not too much in terms of outdoorsy stuff to do): Cloud Gate - This is super touristy, but also kind of fun and free."  See More

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