Cloud Gate (aka The Bean)

201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601- Map It
(312) 742-1168

AAA Editor Notes

Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) is located in Millennium Park off Michigan Ave. Made of seamless stainless steel plates, the sculpture was designed by British artist Anish Kapoor, who was inspired by liquid mercury. Its highly polished surface reflects the Chicago skyline and the clouds above. The Bean attracts crowds of visitors, who gaze into its light-bending contours and take pictures of their fun house-like reflections.
Free.
Hours: Daily 6 a.m.-11 p.m.