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Lake Michigan

IL
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Ranked #13 of 1,285 Attractions in Illinois
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Scuba diving, Biking
Description: Chicago sits on the shore of this Great Lake.
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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Incredibly beautiful, clean beach right near the city. Beautiful crystal clear water FREEZING but refreshing. September was a great time to visit, loads of beach volleyball courts - enjoy an ice pop from the beach vendor and a nap in the sun before finding a bike to explore the city with

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

You can walk or cycle along this lake, the scenery is really nice. There's sand on the line making it look like a beach, you see people playing beach volleyball. Great place to be for sunset as well, beautiful colours in the sky.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have never seen so many people on one beach! Crazy. Beautiful beach from what we could see but opted not to stop due to the magnitude of people shoulder to shoulder on the beach. We wanted to dip our toes in the water but were told by the taxi driver they dump sewage into the Lake. What a shame!... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lake Michigan is to the family just lots of fun! It is a beautiful lake in the winter, as it is in the summer. When you look out, if feels like it might go on forever. We have gone during the day, so I cannot speak for the evening or night hours. First, there is NO admission fee to hang... More

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Wien, Österreich
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Just been to Chicago and went to Oak Street Beach and Navy Pier Beach. Great to do this in a big City and to enjoy some real vacation feeling on a sandy beach. The lake is so big that one has got the feeling to stand at a seashore, just the water was not salty. I also went into the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I couldn't believe that this lake looks like an ocean or the sea I have seen for all my whole live. Wonderful <3

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Abuja, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've almost never had the same experience looking at the same thing from different perspectives. Lake Michigan is breathtaking no matter what angle you'r looking at it from! It's one of those great places you can go to any time of the day or in the evening. If you're single, it's a great place to meet people *wink wink* Just... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is one of the Finest place I have visited in US . The blue water of the huge lake is breath taking . You can view the spectacular Chicago downtown with Sears tower peaking through the sky . The best place to spend the evening with your friends & loved one .

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Buenos Aires
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Today the waters were an emerald shade of green, topped with foamy hats, which drew your eyes restlessly... Boats seemed to be embroidered on the green background ... can't leave this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The real way to appreciate the Chicago Skyline is aboard this boat sailing Lake Michigan. I was lucky enough to have a wonderful, blue skies day so the amazing horizon of the buildings was just in front of us with all its magnificence. Nice lunch on board and a great opportunity to take awesome pictures. Then you can walk along... More

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