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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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I had heard many things about the magnificent mile from friends who traveled. There was so much I saw but so much I also did not get to see. It was a bit frigid to walk about in... read more

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had heard many things about the magnificent mile from friends who traveled. There was so much I saw but so much I also did not get to see. It was a bit frigid to walk about in the winter but I am curiuos as to how pleasant it must be in the spring or summer.

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Eugene, Oregon
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This is a great way to see the magnitude of what makes Chicago Chicago. There has been a lot of attention to flowers, sculptures and points of interest for visitors. Easy to see why residents of the city are proud of the Magnificent Mile!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Literally an entire mile of just shops. Great for shopping as there are stores for everything. If you prefer not to shop in a mall then this is the place for you. Also lots of cafes and places to eat in the area

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Wichita, Kansas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must go here when looking for somewhere to shop in Chicago! Places to eat, shop and hang out even! Worth visiting even if you are just walking to take a stroll.

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It was an excellent time to get out and view the city and tourist places along the walk. I stopped at many of the stores for at least a 3 mile walk. Great way to exercise!

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Full of colourful tulips and great for shopping lovers. The Water Tower house has a huge number shops and you will have a gala time over there. There are also couple of attractions on both side of the road. Awesome at night.

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Fishers, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walk along the Magnificent Mile and you will see all kinds of people. Great place to window shop and pretend you are rich and famous. Lots of food options right off the main road.

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After seeing Fifth Ave and other large streets in NYC, by comparison this is a MUCH cleaner street and beautifully kept. I imagine that the 11.5% sales tax that the city charges goes towards this beautification but its worth it!

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Aubrey, Texas
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seemed like every corner someone was asking for handouts, the stores are pricey and not worth visiting. The Nike store was pretty cool with all the jordan stuff

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Leawood, Kansas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressed at the cleanliness and manicured flower beds along Michigan Ave. Wonderful welcome to out of town visitors. Great retail, restaurants and the words best hotels. Wonderful place for a quick get away.

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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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