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The Magnificent Mile

N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
312 642 3570
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Ranked #57 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Honestly, if you are from another big city like New York, Toronto, Boston etc then don't get too excited unless you are really into shopping. On the other hand, if you're from the kind of city that dies out after 5 o'clock, or else from a poorer part of the world, then I imagine you might think it's pretty cool

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I have to be honest; I thought this was going to be just another central shopping street like you find in a lot of big cities now but the Magnificent Mile was actually really nice. Maybe it was being so close to the river or the cool winters day but it all just felt really pleasant. My missus bought a... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have seen one Gap,Tiffany's you have seen them all. This was a great waste of time and if you don't like to shop don't bother with this at all.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you are a tourist in Chicago and you are not on magnificent mile, you are not in Chicago! Period! This place is the place to be in Chicago. Fun, food, music, amusement, activities, shopping - you name it and Magnificent Mile has it. During my frequent visits to Chicago due to my company's HQ, I have been fortunate enough... More

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Now this is a beautiful street. Laps shopping for the best of the best is a must. Not for the bargain hunters but definitely worth the experience. Stop for tea near the tribune building.

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Cincinnati
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Magnificent Mile used to be a lot more exciting to visit. Now it has become homogenized like nearly every other shopping strip and mall in the country. It was a sad day when Marshall Field was rebranded as another Macy's. Crate and Barrel used to be a "must" destination but now there's one within a half hour's drive from... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is definitely the heartbeat of the city. At least for visitors... tons of wonderful shops, restaurants and hotels line this beautiful avenue. My wife and I love the Grand Lux for huge dinner portions and amazing desserts. Ask for a window seat overlooking Michigan Ave!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Magnificent Mile is the place for you to shop nice quality goods. Huge selection of shops. Vibrant, posh, and luxurious. It is easy to access as well. Don't expect any bargain though, good quality comes with price.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you are staying in Chicago as a tourist try and stay on or just off the Mag Mile - as pretty much every major attraction in the city is walking distance from it. The shops on the mile are great - but all very high end. Don't expect any bargains. Great Street!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This road runs from north to south along Michigan Ave. I would suggest beginning your walk at the southern point by crossing the river via the Michigan Ave bridge, visiting the Wrigley Towers and Tribune Building, then strolling northward and shopping until the end of the mile where the John Hancock Building is located. Here, you should visit the Hancock... More

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