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Lake Michigan

IL
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Ranked #14 of 1,220 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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Hailing from Toronto where plans for waterfront development have failed to materialize, Chicago's use and design of its lakefront property provide to all city dwellers and visitors alike, a magical physical and mental oasis.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We had a view of the lake from our hotel room. It was every glorious shade of blue you could imagine. It looked like the Carribean! But it has a temper! I went for a run near the water's edge one cold, windy morning, and giant waves of water tried to soak me over and over again.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The lake is fabolous, the color is amazing, windy but is the windy city. The walking is amazing and you will have an excellent skyline from that side

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Really gorgeous place, only saw a tiny amount but still fabulous. Lots of great things to see up and down the shoreline.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We were staying at the Drake Hotel so it was wonderful to see so many people enjoying Lake Michigan. The beach was clean and bikes were available for people to rent. My daugher enjoyed walking out in the sand for a fun photo.

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