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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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It's the mile

Any way you slice it this is shopping!!!! All the big boys and then some are here. It's shopping heaven for those into shopping. Many upscale stores. The problem is that the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Any way you slice it this is shopping!!!! All the big boys and then some are here. It's shopping heaven for those into shopping. Many upscale stores. The problem is that the Canadian dollar exchange makes everything not a bargain. The only thing worse than shopping is shopping when you're not buying anything. Still this street is an experience. I... More 

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eureka, il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed right by the magnificent mile and walked up and down the streets! Shopping is so much fun from the bargains to the most expensive places! There are a lot of people so make sure you know where to meet if separated! A lot of good restaurants, WGN radio is fun to see and other shops/stores. You can spend... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We happened to visiting family in the area. I haven't been here a many years. I have always wanted to go back and show my own kids. We weren't disappointed.

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Devon UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great shopping - every shop you could ever want! really pretty anytime of year - with flowers in the summer and the lights in the winter.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Loads of places to shop and eat along the 7/8 of a mile road... The buildings along the way are pretty cool to check out as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Mile is not as Magnificent as it used to be. It used to be all high-end shops, and string quartets dressed in tuxes would perform in front of Watertower mall. Now it's more like a typical American shopping mall with the punishment of Chicago sales tax. There are still some high-end stores there, and guests from out of town... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We always enjoy going to Chicago for mini vacations. We love the amount of shopping that is available and really enjoy all of the restaraunts.

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Oceanside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was such a fun street to walk down. Pretty much every store you would want is on this street. We had to stop at American Girl and Dylan's Candy. Not to mention the great exercise you will get walking up and down both sides.

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Saint Michael, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I had the opportunity of attending school on the Miracle Mile. I was mesmerized by the beauty of The Mile especially during the Holidays! It must be seen by anyone who is thrilled by the magic of the holidays. It's simply breathtaking!!!

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Colonie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's a street you can walk down & there are lots of shopping places around. Found other area streets to be better for entertainment.

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Address: North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312-409-5560
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile

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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.