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The Magnificent Mile

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Address: North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312-409-5560
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Walking, City walk sightseeing
Description: This upscale shopping district on North Michigan Avenue sparkles during...
This upscale shopping district on North Michigan Avenue sparkles during the holiday season with the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, featuring street sales, holiday music and entertainment.
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Hints for Great Shopping/Savings in Chicago - May Need Extra Suitcase!

Best U.S. shopping anywhere! In fact, I have found items (primarily shoes) in Chicago for less than 75% of the current price elsewhere. A collapsible extra suitcase, is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Best U.S. shopping anywhere! In fact, I have found items (primarily shoes) in Chicago for less than 75% of the current price elsewhere. A collapsible extra suitcase, is an essential travel item I pack when I travel to Chicago. Initially, my husband questioned the extra bag I took in the event I needed it. (Folds into another suitcase.) Now, he... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What s great collection of stores!! A long version of Rodeo Drive. Beautifully decorated stores impeccably manicured sidewalks ( they were planting all the new flowers when we were there)a must do while in city!

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Boonton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Chicago's Magnificent Mile is the 13 block stretch of North Michigan Avenue that runs from the banks of the Chicago River to the south, to Oak Street to the north. You can find many attractions, hotels, and places to dine on or near The Magnificent Mile. You can also find the best shops and stores that Chicago has to offer... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Magnificent Mile has great shopping and restaurants, we were in the area and so glad we were able to walk down the Magnificent Mile. This is one of the premier shopping areas in the world. It requires some walking to get everywhere but there is a lot to see, do, eat and shop. You will see a lot of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

A lot of high end shops. The shops are those that you can see in most cities around the world now. If you are a keen shopper then rush here, otherwise look at the Handcock Building and Water Tower and move on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Lots of the tallest building in Chicago are located there. Some of them are on the list of the tallest buildings in USA. There is also great area for shopping and spending time.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Magnificent Mile has great shopping and restaurants. It is a great place for people watching too! It is a must stop on your trip to Chicago.

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were in the area and so glad we were able to walk down the Magnificent Mile. The are is a must see while in Chicago!!

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Google 'tulips Chicago image' and you get your first glimpse of the Magnificent Mile in a sea of tulips - it's truly a wonder! The Mile has so much to offer by way of sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, (don't forget the deep dish pizza and jazz while we're at it!) that I can't wait to go back. A must for any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Loved coming here and shopping. Would recommend to anybody who likes to shop. You wont necessarily find the best deals but you will find every major designer.

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.