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Lake Michigan, Illinois

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#2 of 61 in Nature in Illinois
More like an inland sea than a lake, Lake Michigan boasts a shoreline 2,600 km (1,600 mi) long, making it the fifth largest lake in the world. Nearly 12 million people live along the lake's shores, most of them in the metropolitan areas of Chicago and Milwaukee. You can explore a seemingly endless network of beaches, orchards, historical sites, award-wining wineries, parks, camping areas, and recreational resorts located along the shoreline, or choose to see the giant lake from the comfort of a traditional schooner or modern tour boat. For an urban experience on the lake, explore Chicago's 15 beachfront areas and marinas. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Chicago holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Michigan and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Pro nas suchozemce jako full view) It was from the Navy Pier and prochazka planetaria. Since you take pictures of the panorama of Chicago planetaria classic Br.
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  • It's a big lake and its fun to see. Everytime I visit Chicago I bring my companions to see. They are always impressed.  more »
  • Amazing place to enjoy views of Michigan Lake and Chicago downtown during a run on Lakefront Trail. Just few minutes from crowded city.  more »
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29 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM CROATIA November, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in Continental USA, Toronto & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Chicago and Beyond BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 44 days in Continental USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM MEXICO October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, kids, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
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