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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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Shopping & Dining Haven

Loved walking the mile. Plenty of shops and stores to suit every type of shopper from average to high end. Historic architecture dots the mile and horse and carriages offer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Loved walking the mile. Plenty of shops and stores to suit every type of shopper from average to high end. Historic architecture dots the mile and horse and carriages offer romantic rides past ivy covered churches. There is a strong police presence and I felt safe any time of day. You will see a surprising number of homeless people along... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful shopping delights. Everything on one street all within a nice leisurely stroll. I especially like this experience during the cooler October months.

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NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

All lit up for the holidays the Mile was a sight to see. Although it was cold (very) there is plenty to see and shopping was abundant. But you better bring enough. very trendy stores!

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Chatham, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Shopping, shopping, shopping, architecture and a bit of history is what you find on this stretch of amazing city. I love it during the day and at night. If you have time be sure to stop and read the historic site information like that at the Water Tower. Chicago is a friendly, fun city and this is one of it's... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This area is for shopping. Start at the Beach at North Avenue....walk out to the beach and go either North or South to experience the "great" Lake Michigan. If you start south on Michigan Ave. there is only shopping. Some romantic lights and decorated windows at Christmas, but mostly this area is for people with massive amounts of money to... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You think shopping in Chicago you think tof the Mag Mile. It's a portion of Michigan Avenue, stores of any kind (upscale trend here) line up both sides of the street. It's busy, cars, people walking, I mean, City with the capital C. While the Mag Mile isn't Chicago, because this beautiful has so much to offer, it is a... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Such high end shopping available. So many shops, with gorgeous buildings mixed in (like the Fourth Presbyterian Church for example). Very busy.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

While waiting for a table at Giordano's on Rush St, we and the kids strolled along this famous stretch of Michigan Avenue. The sidewalks were very crowded, but everyone is very polite and no one seemed to mind. There were some talented street performers to enjoy along the way. Highly recommended.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Tons of stores I can't afford! But it was cool to walk down the street and window shop. Mixed into the area were more affordable shops for when you get tired of dreaming.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We walked up and down several times and found something new each time. There are many great restaurants right off the main strip, and plenty of things to keep you busy.

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Address: 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.