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Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605
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Ranked #19 of 366 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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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Magnificent mile was such a pleasure! Not only is the architecture of Michigan Ave. really impressive, the variety of shops, restaurants, and street performers makes walking down this street a great experience.

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

While there is a lot of shopping and eateries on this stretch, there are also a lot of people! Very busy, yet something you will almost always find yourself visiting if you are in Chicago.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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502 reviews 502 reviews
110 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed strolling up and down this Magnificent street. Were able to stop off at will and go into stores that looked interesting.

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We come from Toronto which has some of the best and most diverse shopping in the world, but we are always impressed with Michigan Avenue. That aside, what makes this place special is one thing....the quality of service. Retail staff are universally friendly and genuinely want to give you the best shopping experience. This might also reflect the people in... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I wish I had time to shop! Could have spent so many hours shopping, browsing, wondering around. Prepare to get up and walk around. It didn't seem parking was great. Although my preference is to walk anyway given that our hotel was near (Sheraton). Many restaurants too.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

NIce avenue in Chicago...full of places to eat and coffee shops!!! I would recomend one specially...but forgot the name!!lol

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Rockford, Michigan
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115 reviews 115 reviews
39 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I love Chicago and it's amazing Michigan Avenue. All the shops, restaurants and venues to fill your time and then some.

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Mckinney, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Spent a few hours shopping and got in the middle of a protest group ...LOL... I'm a native New Yorker so I felt right at home! Very, very clean avenue with designer stores and lots of restaurants. LOVED the flora along the sidewalks. Very charming. Super clean city. Many homeless people begging on street corners. They need to do something... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Oh well, it's a long and busy street with lots of stores, mostly rather the expensive ones. I'm not sure why people go there because most shops can also be found in larger malls and then you're within an covered area. But, it's a very good walk and a good street for people-watching. I wouldn't necessarily go when I just... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Walking downtown on a major shopping street. Positives: You get exercise from walking. You get to see a lot of strange people. You can see how much money you didn't spend because all of these stores are pricey. Negatives: Your feet can hurt from all of the walking. You get to see a lot of strange people. Most of the... More

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