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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 #45 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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Chicago
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1,012 reviews 1,012 reviews
191 attraction reviews
436 helpful votes 436 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Mag Mile is a combination of standard shopping mall retailers, along with some Beverly Hills type upscalers. The action never stops on this very, very busy street, from the time stores open until they close. There’s a good mix of places to eat, nice restaurants and fast food. A great way to experience the Mile is to start at... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We shopped for HOURS! There were so many various types of stores! We LOVE Garrett's popcorn- the line was out the door, but SO worth it! Biggest Homegoods I've ever seen in my LIFE- I was in Heaven! Definitely recommend!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In my humble opinion the Magnificent Mile is the Heart of the city center and the dream destination for most tourists. Its usually the first request for friends and family that I take them to when they visit. As many times as I go it never gets old or boring. There literally is something new to see and experience every... More

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