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The Loop

701 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2108
+1 312-427-2787
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Downtown section of Chicago defined by the loop of elevated train that encircles it.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“elevated train” (27 reviews)
“state street” (23 reviews)
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701 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2108
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-427-2787
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"elevated train"
in 27 reviews
"midway airport"
in 7 reviews
"state street"
in 23 reviews
"l train"
in 9 reviews
"downtown chicago"
in 32 reviews
"great architecture"
in 17 reviews
"palmer house"
in 9 reviews
"day pass"
in 10 reviews
"tall buildings"
in 10 reviews
"walk around"
in 18 reviews
"big city"
in 13 reviews
"public transportation"
in 12 reviews
"magnificent mile"
in 11 reviews
"michigan avenue"
in 21 reviews
"millennium park"
in 26 reviews
"willis tower"
in 20 reviews
"public art"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Loop is Chicago's Central Business District (CBD). It is called The Loop because the overhead metropolitan trains run around the area in a loop. Chicago is made up of neighborhoods; The Loop is one of them. The Loop has many spectacular buildings, including the...More

1  Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk, look, see, experience this part of Chicago. Interesting building,with various styles of architecture. Kept wandering down interesting side streets.

1  Thank GeilaWills
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having watched ER for many years we were excited just to see the Loop as it rises above the ground around the main South Loop area. It is just fun to see the trains as they go between the buildings.

Thank LAW64
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed with a friend that lives in the South loop. Was quite, clean and happy. Short walks to dog park and many taverns, resteraunt and a short walk from the train.

1  Thank splpizzaguy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Architecture. Hotels. Rooftop bars. Terrific Views of The River. People-watching. RiverWalk. River Tours. Bridges. Els. Fun.

Thank Benwa52
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used the loop to see a bit of the city and to go to Oak Park and see the work of F. L. Wright, very convinient, although a bit far from the house and studio, 10 minute walk and it was very hot. We...More

1  Thank shantalle21
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Bus Hop on Hop Off to tour the city. It was worth the price and we added an extra day just to be sure to visit all the areas. The city blocks are very long!!

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We were caught in a rain storm on the 5th of July and it was our “dry” spot downtown. We frequent this junction point every time we are in Chicago. Easy to get to as long as you can make a flight of steps. All...More

Thank Philip S
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

With a little bit of preplanning and some kind requests for information, the Loop is very easy to navigate. Many of the wonderful Chicago"ites" that we asked gave us useful, up to date assistance in traveling this Lightrail.

Thank Valerie H
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Shop and people watching... the horses slowly deliver 100 plus years of history... all in the L00P... join us

Thank carsbylee
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your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
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Sandy T
23 February 2018|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
It is a metro train up high, so you can travel from station to station as usual.
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allteal
20 October 2016|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The Chicago Transit Authority sells day passes for $10 and three day passes for $20. Google the CTA for more info. By the way, Chicago now uses a Ventra Card that costs an additional $5 but you can cash it in at one ad... More
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