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The Magnificent Mile

N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
312 642 3570
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As featured in 3 days in Chicago
Ranked #48 of 367 attractions in Chicago
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The store fronts are only half the attraction. Prices at all levels. Well known stores as well as boutiques. Make sure you go in the buildings as some house "malls" or floors with several stores (North Bridge, 900 North Michigan etc..) Beautiful place with all the flowers along the street. Very crowded but you can easily walk the mile without... More

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Baden, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Chicago for the first time this year and this was on our list of things to do, so we did it. It was a good walk, nice way to spend a half day or so. LOTS of stores, hotels, neat things to see. Not sure we'd go back, though I'm sure my wife would differ.

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Martinez, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Magnificent Mile is a shoppers paradise, but there is so much more. You will find all the top designers and great restaurants and also great attractions and sightseeing. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera. You can take a charming horse carriage ride or a cab that will move at about the same rate on crowded Michigan Ave.

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Chicago
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1,036 reviews 1,036 reviews
210 attraction reviews
443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visit the Chicago Magnificent Mile quite often. The horses and carriages are still here, as are the street performers. Plan on doing a lot of walking and have your camera ready! Chicago Magnificent Mile is the name given to the stretch along Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River to Oak Street. The Magnificent Mile offers over... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was a little nervous letting my 15 year old daughter and her friend explore a little on their own while shopping along the magnificent mile of Chicago. But amidst the crowds of so many young and old all shopping about I felt at ease. Seeing Chicago's Brave policemen on almost every other street corner talking with people, being friendly... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The architecture is beautiful but the shopping is average. Better shopping can be found on State Street, south of the river. Don't miss the 360 Observatory at the top of the Magnificent Mile though.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Maybe we were in the wrong place (we weren't), but we didn't see many shops that were unique to Chicago. Garrett's Popcorn was definitely worth a visit, and there is a small mall with some Chicago touristy shops, but that was about it. Yes, there were some fancy, high-end stores, but they were chains. I guess we expected something different.

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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Was very clean friendly and enjoyable. There was some great places to shop and eat along the way. Our hotel was a 3 minute walk to the strip. Most nights after dinner we walked along the strip.

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Uhmmm. Yes, nice places to shop. Yes, in-your-face hyper-urbanity. Yes, hip. But that's about it. And good luck finding a place to park. Of course, you can pay $21 for 30 minutes at an off-Michigan garage. Sounds reasonable? Okay, go for it.

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Albuquerque, NM
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I expected some great shopping when we got there, but I never knew about this until I found it in my hotel magazine! I had so much fun going in and out of their shops. Zara! Disney Store! Tiffany! Bloomingdales! What makes it that much more spectacular is the architecture. You just don't see architecture like that everywhere. I can't... More

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