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Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605
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Ranked #16 of 362 attractions in Chicago
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: This main downtown thoroughfare includes the Magnificent Mile, a stretch full of every store imaginable and several of the city's landmark buildings.
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Toledo, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Michigan Avenue has many shops including apple, Columbia, Tiffany's, American Girl and Neiman Marcus to name a few. The Water Tower is also located here. The John Hancock 0bservatory or 360 degrees Chicago as it is now called is located here. Millennium Park is off michigan. Michigan Avenue is the place to be in Chicago with shops, restaurants and attractions.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

An excellent area to visit whether you are a visitor or native to Chicago. We enjoy walking down Michigan Avenue from Millennium Park to the John Hancock Building with stops throughout the various shops in the area with tons more shopping at the multi-level Water Tower. Several dining options and of course tons of people watching. Of course as with... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I have been to Chicago frequently over the last 3 decades and am always amazed at how the pulse of the city is continually changing. These days more than ever, it is always great to stay within walking distance of Michigan Avenue.. Beginning at the Art Institute with its ever changing and wonderful exhibits.. (a true gem), walking across the... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

They have doubled the parking rates after Chicago sold all public parking to a private company which promptly doubled the rates and shortened your stay. This leads to more fines and excessive parking charges. A win win for Chicago. Noisy and packed with rude people walking into you, keep your hand on your valuables. Don't expect much help from cops,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

With Chicago's reduced police force the magnificent mile gets pretty scary in the evenings. Large groups of out of control youths creating havoc! If your brave and want to risk it at the very least DO NOT walk around holding a smart phone or ipad as your chances of "losing" it will be almost 100%.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have shopped and visited The Magnificent Mile since attending Holy Name Cathedral School in 1974. Tiffany's, Louis Vuitton shops, and The Water Tower are fantastic landmarks that are still in their original location. Cartier's, The Disney Store, and The Grand Lux Café are some of the most relaxing atmospheres on Michigan Avenue. This Avenue is also very romantic for... More

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Chicago
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Tourists and locals alike will benefit from a trip to Michigan Ave. and Oak Street. This is particularly true during the winter holidays, when the streets are decorated with lights. Michigan Ave. for tourists really starts in the loop downtown and should include a trip to Milenium park and the egg. Then a nice walk north across the bridge and... More

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Evansville, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I thought it was an excellent experience. Great shops with trends and classy fashion. Great city feel with lots of people of diversity. We walked this mile every day there and enjoyed all of it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

What a trip to chicago without strolling down the magnificent mile....the shopping, the eateries are all there. All world class

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The absolute best way to see downtown Michigan Ave is with a day night double decker tour. There are lots of places to hop on hop off to see along the route like the Art Institute, Petrillo Music shell, Wrigley building as well as the shops on Oak St, John Hancock building and many more. You can't do everything in... More

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