Feb 24, 2021

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Four Hidden Gems to Explore Along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Four Hidden Gems to Explore Along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Chicago’s rich history comes alive along the Magnificent Mile. As you traverse this storied stretch of North Michigan Avenue, stop by these hidden gems.

Bloomingdale’s Medinah Home Store

You can’t miss the impressive exterior of this River North building. Originally a meeting place for the Shriner’s Club, the 105-year-old space has also hosted the Shriner’s Circus and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Look for the original stained glass windows and stand in awe of the stunning domed ceiling.

Richard H. Driehaus Museum

A visit to this lavish mansion will take you back to the Gilded Age. Once home to some of Chicago’s richest residents, the museum showcases treasured artifacts like Tiffany pieces, fashions, high-end furniture and more. Each floor introduces new wonders. Don’t miss the engaging themed tours, led by professional actors playing servants who once kept the house running.

Newberry Library

This free independent research institution has impressed visitors to the Magnificent Mile since 1887. Explore the rich collection of hand-colored maps, letters, first edition books and other artifacts. For the intellectually curious, this is a must-see space while staying in hotels near the Magnificent Mile.

Adler Planetarium

Take in the majesty of the city from the planetarium’s lakefront perch. From the planetarium, you can view Grant Park, Navy Pier and the blue waters of Lake Michigan.

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