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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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US$ 30.00*
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Chicago Loop Walking Tour
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US$ 650.00*
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Private Guided SUV Tour for up to 4 Guests
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Best of Chicago Tour Including a Deep-Dish Pizza

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GIRLS WEEKEND

Awesome Location Great Historic Buildings in Awesome Neighborhood. Great Location walking distance to Restaurants, Shopping, Attractions Ect....MADE OUR STAY MOST ENJOYED... read more

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

AND it has gone in and out of fashion...for a while it became a ghost town after 5 pm when offices got out of work...and everyone would head to River North or Division for food and fun....but the Loop will always survive...and now it has more night and day life to enjoy....just be aware that some of the gang activity... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love all the architecture that Chicago has to offer! Walking around is the best as there is so much to look at and do! Plus so many restaurants and shops!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit to Chicago to visit a friend attending DePaul university and spend some time doing the sightseeing bit. Enjoyable trip, scenic, historic and thoroughly appreciated. Definitely recommend adding this excursion to your visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Loop business district of Chicago makes for great touring on foot if you are game for it. It would be encompassed by the Chicago River to the north and west and the magnificent Lake Michigan to the East. A walk down Miracle Mile with its hi-end shopping and sumptuous eateries is a delight. Stroll through Grant Park, visit the... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The thriving hub of Chicago's downtwon is what every big city downtown should be - big, bold, chock full of power broker clubs and lunch spotsalong with many eateries for more common folk enjoying splendid architecture and several world class Museums all within easy reach. Our out of town visitors are always blown away with the scale, cleanliness and excitement... More 

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Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at a hotel that was easy access to the loop. I would recommend this to anyone who visits Chicago. You can find everything that you want here.

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New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of shops and restaurants in the Loop. I usually go for a walk there in between Amtrak trains, very close to Union Station.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Loop offers one of the great tours of American modern architecture. This is where it all began for skyscrapers in this country, and there are many beauties on display here, from the early work of Burnham and Root to Mies Van der Rohe and SOM. Walk it slowly, or better yet, take a Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tour.

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Fenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are currently staying in the Loop and I have been able to find enough to do while my husband is at his business meetings. I love that you are able to walk to millennium park/bean area and also quite a few good places for shopping along Michigan Ave. I was easily able to get around with my 11 month... More 

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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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