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The Loop

701 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2108
+1 312-427-2787
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Chicago Loop Walking Tour
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Underground Donut Tour - Chicago's First Donut Tour
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Downtown section of Chicago defined by the loop of elevated train that encircles it.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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701 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2108
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-427-2787
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Supposedly part of what you should do in Chicago but but not an activity I would recommend unless you like looking through dirty windows, more often enough blocked by other local passengers, at sights you can see and appreciate so much more at ground level...More

Thank Arcticice2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a hotel on edge of Loop found the architecture stunning. Even the ceiling in the Macy's made "shopping" worthwhile!

Thank Bruce Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

So had to use the metro in Chicago and after a visit to the lake, walked under it too. An iconic sight.

Thank BarbStorey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all the barbarous things human beings have buit in their cities, nothing is as unsightly as the elevated tracks of the trains of the Chicago Transit Authority in the center of the city. In the midst of outstanding and splendid architecture, the loop made...More

Thank Raymond V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is located in the center of Chicago city. And believe me it has everything. Theaters. restaurants, coffee shops, shops and shopping malls, touristic attractions and hotels. It is without a doubt the heart beating area of Chicago.

Thank Osman B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the heart of business district. Of course it was quiet during the weekend but Monday was insane.So many people, just like New York. In fact Chicago is a cleaner New York.

1  Thank LynnM112017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not knowing where to book a friend said anywhere in the 'loop'. Come to find out that it is in the heart of the city. Not a far distance to walk for a show, to eat, to drink, or even get to the Planetarium/Soldier field

Thank TracySpags1031
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area of the city is great for tourists. There is lots of shops, restaurants and city attractions here. It is great for walking no so much by car. You will need to park in a garage and walk/bus/cab around the area. You can find...More

Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Elevated train in the heart of Downtown Chicago. Cool to see and ride on, if that is your thing. Whenever I see or hear it, it simply reminds me of the countless movies I have seen with it playing a supporting role. Quintessential Chicago.

Thank TBSoCal71
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Loop is where you find most of the tourist attractions, restaurants and buildings. Easy to navigate.

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
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21 October 2016|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The Chicago Transit Authority sells day passes for $10 and three day passes for $20. Google the CTA for more info. By the way, Chicago now uses a Ventra Card that costs an additional $5 but you can cash it in at one ad... More