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Chicago sits on the shore of this Great Lake.

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The Lake sets the city apart from others

Lake Michigan shoreline definitely sets Chicago apart and helps make it the great city that it is. It's also great to go out on the lake and look back at Chicago's gorgeous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Diane K
Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lake Michigan shoreline definitely sets Chicago apart and helps make it the great city that it is. It's also great to go out on the lake and look back at Chicago's gorgeous skyline. It doesn't get much better then this. It's also great that so much of the lakeshore is free and open to the public.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Lake Michigan is what makes Chicago It's the lake and the shore that gives the city it's unique atmosphere It's cleaner than ever and visiting the beaches is a treat in the summer as well as walking the shore line. Best of all it's free!

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Walking around the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago was an excellent experience, and was a great way to spend a late morning / early afternoon, while casually seeing many parts of the City. Definitely a beautiful trip.

Thank Matt S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It's very relaxing. You can go with your friends or with your mate especially at night & just chill & enjoy the beautiful water. 😊

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Richardson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Lake Michigan has so much to offer depending on if your in downtown Chicago, or one of the many States, towns and cities that border this lake. We had the opportunity to stay at a friends lake house up in Coloma, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Clean beaches, awesome sand, and tons of different colored stones/rocks to collect. Look closely... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you are looking at the Lake, you can not see the other end of this lake, you will never feel it is a lake, it is definitely a see if you don't have a map in your hand. This view can make you feel relax. If you are looking at the City, this is definitely a architecture museum for... More 

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Coming from a city where the water from the river is generally green or brown I am always in awe of the beautiful endless sea of blue. It's hard to imagine that it's not an ocean and that it's the smallest of the Great Lakes. Best view? That would be from the north steps of the Field Museum scanning the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views over such an enormous lake that you have to remind yourself that it isn't the ocean! There is plenty of shade so that you can enjoy the view. It's a short walk from the busyness of Michigan Ave and the city, but like a different world. You can walk along the Lake to Lincoln Park, which is a... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Have never experienced the skyline of Chicago like this. Great boat trip. But the lake itself is really interesting. Great sporting options and the water is so clean and clear.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I had so much fun even though it was 730 pm. Enjoyed some daylight and some night time view with the city lights. This lake was huge made me feel like I was at a beach. It is great for the kids to have fun and for people that are not good swimmers like me. The only thing I didn't... More 

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