The Magnificent Mile Walking Tour, Chicago, Chicago

The Magnificent Mile Walking Tour, Chicago, Chicago
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This self-guided walking tour is included in the iOS app "Chicago Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store and the Android app "Chicago Map and Walks" on Google Play.
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The Magnificent Mile is located between the Chicago River and the Lake Shore Drive. It is considered one of the great avenues of the world, being Chicago's version of the Champs-Elysees. Take this walking tour to explore the Magnificent Mile boulevard, that features a wide selection of amazing shops, world-known museums, restaurants and spectacular architecture.

The Magnificent Mile Walking Tour, Chicago - Route Map

Guide Name: The Magnificent Mile Walking Tour, Chicago
Guide Location: USA » Chicago
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: doris
Michigan Avenue Bridge

1) Michigan Avenue Bridge

The Michigan Avenue Bridge is a bascule bridge that carries Michigan Avenue across the Chicago River, the boundary between the Loop and Near North Side community areas, in downtown Chicago. The bridge was built from 1917–1920 as two parallel bridges that operate independently of one another. It was designed by architect Edward H. Bennett, and is an early example of a fixed trunnion bascule bridge, which later became widely known as a "Chicago style bascule". The bridge features...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Wrigley Building

2) Wrigley Building

The Wrigley Building is a skyscraper located directly across Michigan Avenue from the Tribune Tower on the Magnificent Mile. It was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Wrigley Company. The building was designed by the architectural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White using the shape of the Giralda tower of Seville's Cathedral combined with French Renaissance details. The 425-foot (130 m) south tower was completed in April 1921 and the north tower in May 1924. Walkways...   view more
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Tribune Tower

3) Tribune Tower

The Tribune Tower was completed in 1925. Today it houses the city's major daily newspaper, called Chicago Tribune. This Neo-Gothic skyscraper remains a remarkable architectural monument. The building's highlights, besides architecture and design, are the many famous stones incorporated in the wall, like rock fragments from the Alamo, the Colosseum and the Chinese...   view more
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Water Tower

4) Water Tower

The Water Tower was first built in 1869. It is one of the few constructions that survived the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Today, the tower is considered a monument to that event. With its smaller Gothic style towers, the Water Tower looks more like a tiny European 13th century castle than a water tower. Everyone is invited to make a stop at the Visitors' Center and the City Gallery...   view more
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John Hancock Center

5) John Hancock Center

John Hancock Center at 875 North Michigan Avenue in the Gold Coast area of Chicago, Illinois, is a 100-story skyscraper, constructed under the supervision of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, with chief designer Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan. When the building topped out on May 6, 1968, it was the tallest building in the world outside New York City. It is currently the fourth-tallest building in Chicago and the sixth-tallest in the United States. The Skydeck elevators of the John...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Palmolive Building

6) Palmolive Building

The Palmolive Building, formerly the Playboy Building, is a 37-story Art Deco building. Built by Holabird & Root, it was completed in 1929 and was home to Colgate-Palmolive-Peet. The Palmolive Building came to be known as the Playboy Building when it was home to Playboy magazine from 1965 to 1989. During this time, the word P-L-A-Y-B-O-Y was spelled out in 9 feet (2.7 m) letters. It was designated a Chicago Landmark in 2000, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Oak Street Beach

7) Oak Street Beach

Oak Street Beach is located on North Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, on the shore of Lake Michigan. Up until the late 1800s the Lake Shore sloped from Oak Street to the Chicago river in a much gentler fashion. However the construction of a shipping pier at the river led to a build up of sand and silt just to the north. Originally, it was under control of the Lincoln Park District, one of several districts in the city that were consolidated in 1934 to create the Chicago Park District....   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia

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