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Lake Michigan

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Address: IL
Activities: Scuba diving, Biking
Description: Chicago sits on the shore of this Great Lake.
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Lake Michigan

It's one of the five great lakes. And Lake Michigan is certainly a great lake! Gotta love Chicago and Lake Michigan.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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210 reviews 210 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It's one of the five great lakes. And Lake Michigan is certainly a great lake! Gotta love Chicago and Lake Michigan.

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Peru, Illinois
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Although it is called a lake, Lake Michigan is more like a inland sea with it's beautiful blue or emerald green water. It provides a great backdrop to a beautiful city like Chicago and the breezes are a great relief on a warm summer day. It's beautiful no matter if you go up to Milwaukee, the Indiana Dunes, or the... More 

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Lake Buena Vista
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Lake Michigan couldn't possibly be a lake maybe a fresh water Ocean if their is any such thing. Big and beautiful with a Chicago skyline that just puts the icing on the cake what a beautiful city with one of the greatest back drops (lake Michigan) I have ever seen.

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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155 reviews 155 reviews
65 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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