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The Magnificent Mile

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Magnificent Mile
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Address: North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number:
+1 312-642-3570
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Chicago's Magnificent Mile is one of the great avenues of the world and is...

Chicago's Magnificent Mile is one of the great avenues of the world and is at the center of all that makes Chicago an international destination. One of the top 10 hospitality, dining and retail destinations in the world, with endless shopping, international cuisine, top rated hotels, lively entertainment, majestic architecture and natural beauty at every turn, The Magnificent Mile offers visitors to Chicago a one-of-a-kind city experience. The Magnificent Mile is the 13-block stretch of North Michigan Avenue that runs from the banks of the Chicago River to the south, to Oak Street to the north. The Magnificent Mile district extends a full square mile from North Michigan Avenue. The Magnificent Mile is a spectacular showcase of style, flavor, entertainment and fun. With more than 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 60 hotels and unique entertainments and attractions packed and stacked along its length, The Magnificent Mile has an indulgence for every passion and every pocket.

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Always a fun spot to hang out with family. Lots of awesome shops, Chicago River, historic buildings. Be prepared for a lot of walking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always a fun spot to hang out with family. Lots of awesome shops, Chicago River, historic buildings. Be prepared for a lot of walking.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Maybe a bit over rated or overhyped for the average consumer. There are quite a few high end stores and a number of overcrowded regular stores. Quite a few people begging on the overcrowded street. Not quite the experience I'd hoped for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nothing beats walking down Michigan avenue and seeing all these skyscrapers! although the buildings closer to Millenium park are more industrial/corporate and the ones across from the Wrigley Building onwards are more smaller shopping mall kind of buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Magnificent Mile (Michigan Ave.) is a great place to shop and eat. The Water Tower Place on Michigan Ave. has a combination of over 100 shops & restaurants on 8 floors. Don't forget to go to the 7th floor for some Garrett's popcorn...get the Chicago Mix (cheesy cheddar & caramel). Very yummy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chicago is the best city to spend time away and just have a relaxing weekend. So much to do and so much to see. Very crowded in the summer tho. I prefer going there in the fall and winter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You'll find amazing shops and outstanding architecture at the mile. I recommend to walk it from south to North and visit the former Hancock Tower (now 360 Chicago). From there you have a great overview and then walk the mile back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A mile in main street of Chicago with many magnificent buildings, eateries, hotels, arts, museum, parks etc., is what constitutes "Magnificent Mile". This is akin to 5th Avenue of Manhattan, New York city. Main attractions of this street are Magnificent park, The Bean structure, Field Museum, Soldier Museum, John Hancock Tower etc.,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love to take a stroll down the Magnificent Mile. Love seeing things that I missed from the trip before.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is THE place to stroll, shop, and just take in the City views. The architecture is impressive. The shops are awesome and the [people watching is 1/2 the fun. A trip to Chicago isn't complete without a stroll on the MM!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So many different shops and the prices doesn't seem inflated. Lots of fun things to do and see,very interesting architecture. A must see while in Chicago

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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.
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