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The Loop

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Address: 701 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2108
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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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A bucket list experience.

You have seen it on the cop shows from the 60s on, and now see it often on Chicago PD/FIRE/JUSTICE etc. it only costs 2.25 for the ride. Do it

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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512 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have seen it on the cop shows from the 60s on, and now see it often on Chicago PD/FIRE/JUSTICE etc. it only costs 2.25 for the ride. Do it

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Thank James W
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a short trip for us because of time contraints, but it was beautiful. Wehad to return our Sailor back to Base.

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Merced, California
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Short weekend trip to visit a local friend. We stayed in the loop which was conveniently located near everything.

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Danville, Illinois, United States
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Hyatt Centric Loop and had a wonderful room and a fantastic time walking around looking at the architecture and public art. We walked from the Hancock building and had a wonderful tourist visit. I went into the Water Tower pumping station while my daughter went shopping. Our tour thru the Loop was awesome. Our hotel was... More 

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La Crescenta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a hotel right in the LOOP. Great central location to go anywhere in town as well as taking the blue-line train from the airport.

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Beckley, West Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where the iconic buildings are to be seen in the skyline and shopping is great in the Magnificant Mile and on State Street, both withing walking distance of the main visitors sites.

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Sao Paulo
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know that the Loop is such a great place for tourists. It's really a business center with some shopping on State Street. Visitors are better off on Michigan Ave and the surrounding streets - plus the lakefront.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Numerous stores and shops. Busy city reminds of NYC ! Great choices for all kinds of shoppers! Would recommend this to the day trippers to say you did it

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South Haven, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The loop at one time was heading south but is in it's renaissance! Great theater, restaurant, and close to the bean and the Art Institute!

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome Location Great Historic Buildings in Awesome Neighborhood. Great Location walking distance to Restaurants, Shopping, Attractions Ect....MADE OUR STAY MOST ENJOYED MARCH 3RD WEEKEND.

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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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