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The Loop

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  • Scott Kleinberg
    "State and Madison is the center point, the 0-0 mark of Chicago."(2 Tips)
    Erik R.
    "The heart of Chicago."(2 Tips)
    Karen D.
    "So much to do - art museums, architecture boat tours, bike rides."(2 Tips)
    Francisco A.
    "... something new to view!"(2 Tips)
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  • Chris H.
    Chris HankenNovember 30, 2016
    A lot of attractions are within walking distance from one another. Don't forget your hat & gloves (if it's cold). I also like to carry my phone charger with me just in case.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJune 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The heart of Chicago. Take in the architectural views, the shopping, restaurants, bars. It's a beautiful, historic town and the people are friendly!
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergMay 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    State and Madison is the center point, the 0-0 mark of Chicago. 0 west-east, 0 north-south. Pretty cool to be in the heart of it all.
  • Estephania R.
    Estephania ReisSeptember 12, 2016
    It's a really good place to start the Chicago's exploration.. From here you can see much points of interest just walking!
  • Karen D.
    Karen DawsonOctober 9, 2014
    Awesome place to work and live! So much to do - art museums, architecture boat tours, bike rides. Great food
  • Angelina
    AngelinaMarch 15, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    St. Patty's Day weekend, it's crazy down here with the parades and the hooplah! Other than that, the Loop is the place to be! It's the epitome of Chicago!
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergMay 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Stop into any one of the Garrett Popcorn shops and order The Chicago Mix. Cheese Corn and Caramel Corn mixed. If you think that sounds like a weird combo, you are so missing out.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergMay 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Ride the El. That's the reason there's a Loop to begin with. The El or elevated rides around in a downtown loop.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathDecember 22, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    It's very busy mon-fri 7a-7p but on weekends and off hours the west side of the loop is completely dead. Only the East side is busy.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergMay 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    So much to see here. Chicago Theatre. Block 37. Be a tourist - unless you are already one - and enjoy all Chicago has to offer.
  • Ron W.
    Ron WillisMay 22, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are lucky enough to work in the loop you will never be disappointed this time of the year believe that!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureFebruary 21, 2014
    No one should leave Chicago without a ride on the El train around the Loop—it’s the best way to see the city.
  • Francisco A.
    Francisco AlvaradoNovember 28, 2012
    The million of possibilities and it never gets old because there is always something new to view!
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergMay 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Put your iPhones away when you are walking. There's been a rash of thugs stealing them or trying to steal them. Be aware of your surroundings here and everywhere in Chicago.
  • Junot J.
    Junot JulianoJune 21, 2016
    The loop is on fire
  • Catriona H.
    Catriona HunterNovember 21, 2013
    Walking Tour of Public Outdoor Art in the Loop http://www.everytrail.com/guide/walking-tour-of-public-outdoor-art-in-the-loop
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    there is still something special about downtown Chicago. No matter how many times I go.
  • Mr. A.
    Mr. AndersonJune 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Anyone who says this isn't downtown is on crack. We r right next to the heart. Idiots. Mike n Frank r.
  • Frankie C.
    Frankie CorralAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The heart of Chicago! Anyone and everything is here!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MacSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    It's all good in the Loop, many examples of Humanity.
  • Sandrine A.
    Sandrine AndroJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite place at Chicago
  • J M.
    J MicheleApril 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this city and respect it! :-))
  • Serhii L.
    Serhii LutskoNovember 10, 2016
    Love this place!
  • Tim D.
    Tim DeuchlerOctober 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    There's weirdos and freaks everywhere. Be on guard!
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannAugust 4, 2012
    The true center of the 312 y'all!
  • Johnny B.
    Johnny BruderMay 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicago is what's good here.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GadsbyApril 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Madison & State. How's that not downtown, exactly?
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Park your car and walk.
  • Rich L.
    Rich LeeMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    This actually is downtown Chicago. Frank L. has no idea what he's talking about.
  • Justin R.
    Justin RandAugust 22, 2014
    That kid didn't really run out of gas and doesn't really need money for the Metra.
  • Ryan Vaughan V.
    Ryan Vaughan VaughanApril 12, 2012
    Fulton river north adj.
  • steve z.
    steve zzzApril 10, 2012
    The third city
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HartMay 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch out for NATO protests. Or not.
  • Mike
    MikeJanuary 3, 2012
    Um this is about half an hour from downtown Chicago.
  • Frank L.
    Frank LizzadroFebruary 22, 2012
    This is not downtown.
  • Aranza E.
    Aranza EscalanteJuly 26, 2016
    Puedes andar solo caminando y disfrutas cada paso que das.
  • Cristyam O.
    Cristyam OtavianoJanuary 20, 2012
    Enorme linda, de mais ( :
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