Chicago Walking Tour: The Magnificent Mile

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  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 1.5 hr

Discover how a dirt road known as Pine Street transformed into a "Paris on the Prairie" and later into the Magnificent Mile, the city’s premier shopping district. Hear the secrets and stories behind the striking buildings on North Michigan Avenue that have become architectural icons. Developed over the past 100 years, the street includes historically-inspired architecture in Parisian, Gothic, neoclassical and Art Deco styles sprinkled among Modern and 21st Century buildings. You’ll see skyscrapers, vertical malls, hotels, residential towers and some buildings that were designed to embody the brands sold inside.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Chicago Architecture Center

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Magnificent Mile

Discuss the history of the Magnificent Mile and the history and architecture of notable buildings along it.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Michigan Avenue Bridge

View the Michigan Avenue (DuSable) Bridge.

Pass By:

View the Starbucks Reserve Roastery.

Pass By: Wrigley Building

View the Wrigley Building.

Pass By:

View the InterContinental Chicago

Pass By:

View the Burberry Store on Michigan Avenue.

Pass By: John Hancock Center

View 875 N Michigan Avenue, formerly known as the John Hancock Center.

Pass By:

View the Women's Athletic Club.

Pass By: Tribune Tower

View the newly renovated Tribune Tower.
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