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Lake Michigan

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Address: IL
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Chicago sits on the shore of this Great Lake.

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Great Lake!!!!

Lake Michigan has so much to offer depending on if your in downtown Chicago, or one of the many States, towns and cities that border this lake. We had the opportunity to stay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Richardson, Texas
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425 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Michigan has so much to offer depending on if your in downtown Chicago, or one of the many States, towns and cities that border this lake. We had the opportunity to stay at a friends lake house up in Coloma, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Clean beaches, awesome sand, and tons of different colored stones/rocks to collect. Look closely... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking at the Lake, you can not see the other end of this lake, you will never feel it is a lake, it is definitely a see if you don't have a map in your hand. This view can make you feel relax. If you are looking at the City, this is definitely a architecture museum for... More 

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from a city where the water from the river is generally green or brown I am always in awe of the beautiful endless sea of blue. It's hard to imagine that it's not an ocean and that it's the smallest of the Great Lakes. Best view? That would be from the north steps of the Field Museum scanning the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views over such an enormous lake that you have to remind yourself that it isn't the ocean! There is plenty of shade so that you can enjoy the view. It's a short walk from the busyness of Michigan Ave and the city, but like a different world. You can walk along the Lake to Lincoln Park, which is a... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have never experienced the skyline of Chicago like this. Great boat trip. But the lake itself is really interesting. Great sporting options and the water is so clean and clear.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I had so much fun even though it was 730 pm. Enjoyed some daylight and some night time view with the city lights. This lake was huge made me feel like I was at a beach. It is great for the kids to have fun and for people that are not good swimmers like me. The only thing I didn't... More 

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Benson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan but I am still awestruck every time I see it. I have also lived on the Pacific Coast and the Gulf Coast and when looking at Lake Michigan I have to remind myself that I am looking at a lake and not the ocean because the water stretches to the horizon.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

EXXXtra cold!!!! Nice atmosphere at the beaches in summer and also lovely walks by the lake front (there are some special and unique spots to have some drinks and eat or just see the boats and enjoy the night).

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

A must visit check point while you are in Wilconsin . The magnificent view for the coastline just calm and peace your soul surrounded by sky scrapper around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Large and beautiful. I always wanted to visit and I am happy I was able this year. You must add the Great Lakes to your bucket list.

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