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The Loop

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Downtown / The Loop
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Address: 701 South State State, Chicago, IL 60605
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Downtown section of Chicago defined by the loop of elevated train that...

Downtown section of Chicago defined by the loop of elevated train that encircles it.

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Chicago Loop Walking Tour

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My Kind of Town

I prefer The Loop to the Mag Mile.....walking down State Street, waving into Channel 7 Newsroom, seeing Daley Plaza and the Picasso, eating at Italian Village, riding the EL... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I prefer The Loop to the Mag Mile.....walking down State Street, waving into Channel 7 Newsroom, seeing Daley Plaza and the Picasso, eating at Italian Village, riding the EL, walking through Macy's (old Marshall Field's) at Christmas, nothing like it!

India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Loop area of Chicago is an absolute architectural marvel reflecting the true disposition of an international metropolis. The area is named so because it was bound by an extensive rail and cable car network when downtown Chicago was being developed. It is now a prominent business hub with a number of international corporations setting up their offices in the... More 

Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always great to walk around the Loop. Whenever I want the city vibe I head to the Loop. People watching is always good. There are cute little shops to check out.

Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to do and see in this area including walking distance from Train Station, Macy, wonderful restaurants, hotels, street festivals, Chicago Art Institute, Millennium Park, the lake, and so much more.

Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its amazing how buildings can change. Different views during the day and night. Better to walk at summer.

Mulhouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Loop is the city center of Chicago, the architecural heart of the city. Along the Chicago river, near the milenium Park and the Lake, you can admire all the main famous buildings of the city (Hancock center, Willis Tower, Trump Tower, Federal Plazza...) and the arworks (Flamingo...)

Radnor, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First take the train around it, than slowly walk it/ Notice the architecture, the alleys and find out it;s history. Pretty cool.

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After watching so many American tv shows and movies felt like we hadn't experienced Chicago fully until we travelled on the loop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chicago Loop, what can i say? It was confusing to say the least because there was alot of construction work going on, but with my city girl life thrill; it was great!

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could (and did!) spend pretty much all day walking around the Loop and enjoying the city of Chicago. Of course, many of the city's prime sites are here. Additionally, it is lovely to be in a pedestrian-friendly city and just explore. Many of the smaller and more unique places we found were more fun than the "must-visit" tourist sites!

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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