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The Magnificent Mile

Address: N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312 642 3570
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Ranked #35 of 310 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Shopping, Walking, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: This upscale shopping district on North Michigan Avenue sparkles...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Shopping, Walking, City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Spent the day on the magnificent mile, went up to the observation deck of the John Hancock Building, cloudy but could see a lot of the area and Lake Michigan. Went to Harry Carey's for lunch that was good in the Water Tower Place. Food was good and the restaurant was not crowded. Did a little shopping and walking along... More 

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Chowchilla, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We just got back from a cold trip to Chicago and it was fabulous!!! No crowds, it snowed, as long as you bring the right clothing you will be golden. We ate at wonderful restaurants with hardly no waiting, shopped and just enjoyed walking the streets. I highly recommend going in the off season to avoid crowds and long waits... More 

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Thetford, Vermont
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It was our second visit to Chicago and the last thing to do on our list of quintessential Chicago stops was a walk down the Magnificent Mile. It was cold during mid December but totally worth the walk to see all of the holiday decorations and the Christmas tree in front of the Wrigley Building. You don't have to be... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nearly any kind of upscale shopping and dining can be found at the Mag Mile. It's worth the experience walking up and down, but I wouldn't recommend making a day of it.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you love shopping, then you will love shopping on the magnificent mile! All the stores are huge with some great deals. Its such a classic area with the skyscrapers, stores, bars, restaurants, and hotels. Amazing!

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Flushing, Michigan, United States
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Lots of stores to choose from. All high end and expensive. If you're into shopping, it is a great selection to choose from. We just walked up and down the entire strip. Didn't buy anything though!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great sales but watch out for the 10.9% tax, the highest in the USA. The Gap, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Macey's etc etc

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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Mag Mile is amazing! You have to allow a day, easily- we underestimated the time it would take us to have a walk around and have a good look in all the stores. We were there about 5 hours and probably could have used about another 5 (or 10...). It's a must-visit for tourists and locals alike.

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Scottsburg, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We took the kids and they really enjoyed all of the different stores and shops. The tall buildings and picture windows kept them busy looking at the sites. A family must for sure!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Lots of shops close to each other, great shopping and variety. Easy walking between stores and if you don't want to walk outside, there are enough "malls" that you can shop inside.

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