Magnificent Mile Attractions

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  • Jane M
    Washington, D.C.229 contributions
    We decided to choose one of the towers to see the bird's eye view of Chicago. The 360 was a fun stop -- chose to do it the morning of our first full day to get a view of everywhere we were going to walk....it was a nice clear day so that helped. We did the Tilt -- it wasn't too crowded so not a long wait. it was fun, even though a bit of the "touristy" side to it. The place has a nice collection of books in the gift shop.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Giovanna M
    12 contributions
    My first time in Chicago, but it wont be my last.
    My friends and I absolutely loved the city. It has great food, amazing buildings and last but not least, Sue the dinosaur. I will definitely go again.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia13,667 contributions
    While Chicago has many other skyscrapers which are taller, shiner, bigger, more modern.....etc, the Tribune tower is a Chicago icon considering its age and style.
    It was built 100 years ago (1923-25) in an amazing neo Gothic style. It has a fab location on the plaza just after the Dusable bridge, adding to its beauty.
    Pay attention to unique worldwide stones embedded into its facade, each one is marked. Enter the lobby and admire it - further you cannot go.
    Imo, it is the most elegant and stylish office bldg worldwide, along with the Chrysler bldg in NYC.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Marilyn M
    Lincoln City, OR174 contributions
    This interesting building represents a man who did much for the city of Chicago. The clock tower is clearly visible from many areas along the river and Magnificent Mile. The architecture is great for the time period.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • Xamot Tomax
    Fort Wayne, IN5,972 contributions
    Picked up a few Christmas gifts at the Lego Store. My nephews are Lego fanatics. The prices are higher up, but the vast selection makes up for it. Looking at some of them makes me wish I was a kid again. The rest of the mall has many restaurants on each floor. The lego store was my main objective so I don’t remember too many of the stores we passed.
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • gl3105
    5 contributions
    We have been to several shows at Lookingglass and they continue to amaze me. Whether it be an adaption, or an original play, it is always captivating and engaging. Recent production we saw was Alice. The artists are true professionals that create unique experiences. This is definitely a hidden gem
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Lois C
    4 contributions
    My husband and I visited Chicago for our 55th wedding anniversary trip. It was our first vacation since COVID, and we have always wanted to see the city. We stayed in the Hampton Inn hotel in the theater district. It was very convenient to public transportation and was in walking distance to many attractions. We had some cold rainy weather which prevented us from taking the Sunday boat tour to hear the history of the architecture of the buildings, but we went to the Field Museum, had a Chicago style hotdog, visited Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Cloud Gate, tour of Wrigley Field, and had a delicious deep dish pizza. We spent a wonderful day at the Chicago Art Institute, as well. The Skydeck in the Willis Tower was a highlight for us both! Our son who has been to Chicago with his wife and famiky twice, helped us plan a great trip.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • gemmap81
    Liverpool, UK129 contributions
    Been up to the top of lots of big famous buildings around the world. First to have one of these so had to have a go. Extra charge on top of entrance fee though which makes it a bit overpriced.
    Written 30 December 2019
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  • Bee80204
    Denver, CO3,830 contributions
    Was on the bus tour when I decided to get off and walk along the Magnificent Mile. I saw the lovely architecture of the church and decided to cross the street to get a closer look. The church has been around since 1914 and has a lot of its original interior and exterior. And the architect of the church was Ralph Adams Cram, America’s leading Gothic revival architect. It is a pairing of English and French Gothic styles. Another architect designed the parish buildings surrounding an inner courtyard in a Tudor style - Howard Van Doren Shaw. There was a concert when I went in and it was lovely to sit in the pews and listen to the talented musicians. The carvings were exquisite as were the stained glass windows. The chandeliers hanging overhead cast a soft warm glow over the seats. They were not necessary at that time of day since the windows let in a good amount of light. It was nice to wander in the inner courtyard. A quiet space in the middle of the bustling city block.
    Written 26 September 2021
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  • MaryinChicago
    Chicago, IL213 contributions
    I enjoyed being able to walk around the top for a 360-degree view of Chicago. I gained even more respect for all efforts that go into creating tall structures and building around the river and lakefront.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • dmarie208
    Chicago, IL63 contributions
    I've been to the Broadway Playhouse several times, and it is always a delight. I greatly appreciated Millionaire's assistance - she helped us with some seating issues related to my mom's mobility issues.

    The play was incredibly charming! It's slapstick comedy, which we enjoy, and it was almost as much fun watching other peoples' reactions as watching the play!

    I appreciate that the masking policy is still in place.

    Highly recommend!
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Mikey
    2 contributions
    this is a fun small museum with an interesting collection. We take all our visitors here. You need a couple hours here and it is something a bit different in the city.
    Written 10 January 2020
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  • psudino
    Weehawken, NJ3,668 contributions
    This mall is right off of Michigan Ave. The store selections tend to be higher end but the food court is perfect for quick bites. The design of the mall is quite nice and it was spotless when I walked through it. If you are looking for brand name stores (and some non-brand name too) walking distance from most of the hotels in the area, then North Bridge is a good stop.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • GlobalExec
    486 contributions
    Decent food options and a vast array of upscale shopping locations. Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon and there was a very sparse crowd (good for us, but not for the merchants) and the food court was an excellent selection of cuisines. If you go, you must try the TopGolf Swing Suite (6th floor). Great bar and fun 'adult' gaming activities on two large interactive screens.
    Written 6 October 2021
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  • Bee80204
    Denver, CO3,830 contributions
    Fancying a walk in a luxury department store, I entered 900 North Michigan Shops when I saw the Bloomingdale’s sign. Venturing into the beauty section I sampled the lipsticks with help from the sales associate and took advantage of the free gift offer and made a purchase. I love MAC cosmetics, especially their lipsticks so I was excited that I could indulge my weakness.
    The rest of the store was just as pleasant to walk through and admire the merchandise. There were lovely displays including a flower cart where a fragrance purchase qualifies you for a lovely bouquet. I would definitely visit again if I ever needed more MAC items.
    Written 26 September 2021
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