"Walking Along Michigan Avenue" Michigan Avenue Tip by hunterV

Michigan Avenue, Chicago: 81 reviews and 128 photos

  Walking along Michigan Avenue
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  • Walking along Michigan Avenue - Chicago
      Walking along Michigan Avenue
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  • Our group walking along Michigan Avenue - Chicago
      Our group walking along Michigan Avenue
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  • City sculptures in Michigan Avenue, Chicago - Chicago
      City sculptures in Michigan Avenue, Chicago
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  • At the monument to Kosciuszko, Chicago - Chicago
      At the monument to Kosciuszko, Chicago
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Walking along Michigan Avenue you can see Water Tower Plaza - a huge shopping mall that has a Disney store and other stores.
"Filenes Bargain Basement" is supposed to be discount name-brands.
You will see the Old Water Tower that is one of only two buildings to have survived the great Chicago Fire.
There is a nice bookstore on the corner called "Border's" after the old Water Tower. You must see F.A.O. Schwartz toystore in the next block after 'Border's' - even if you don't want to buy toys!
Visiting Schwartz toy store you can play with the toys, and they have an annoying song they play all the time, "Welcome to my world!" This toy store is 3 or 4 storeys.
John Hancock Building is right across the street, if you'd like to go up to the observation platform - admission is $7, and it's open until midnight.

Address: Michigan Avenue
Directions: Gold Coast Historic District.
Phone: (12) 642-3570
Website: http://www.themagnificentmile.com/

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  • Updated Nov 21, 2012
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