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Chicago sits on the shore of this Great Lake.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake feels like an ocean, amazing views, close to hundreds of activities in downtown chicago. Many watersports available at reasonable prices.

Thank Gustaaf47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful view. It's a must to see because it's hard describe just how big this lake is and how rough the waters can be. It's gorgeous.

Thank Sandy9091929498
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The blue ocean with ecstatic view and wind that blows to make your day so smooth and pleasant. Unbelievable experience.

Thank Suraj H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lake Michigan can seem so calm and peaceful on so many days. Looking out to the endless horizon it’s hard to imagine just how big it really is. Catch it on a windy stormy day and it looks like an angry ocean beating against the...More

Thank McWett
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

The lake is a perfect partner to Chicago skyline. We have gone out on a tour and walked along the shore. I have even paddled and love everything about it.seeing the sunrise is a great thing.

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This is the third largest lake in America and from the boat, it was just like being in the middle of an ocean, it was that large. Great views of the shoreline and the city sky scrapers. Local laws state that there are no building...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018

We were driving along Sheridan Road in Winnetka when we stopped at Elder Lane Beach. The other beaches parking lots had been full. Beautiful area for kids to run and play, a play ground, places to sit where you can view Lake Michigan. Down the...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

So many ways to see and enjoy Lake Michigan - we have been really blown away by our visit. Highly recommend the view of it from the John Hancock 360 observation deck and waking the lakeshore trail.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great visit to Lake Michigan. Parking was kind of expensive, but we did enjoy learning about the history of the lake.

Thank Anna E
Reviewed 27 June 2018

It's a big lake and its fun to see. Everytime I visit Chicago I bring my companions to see. They are always impressed.

Thank Rob A
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Sonali B
20 February 2018|
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Response from Wander437495 | Reviewed this property |
I have never heard of falling over and breaking bones plus if Lake Michigan is really ruff I don’t think the ferry goes in terrible weather