Crowne Plaza Chicago Magnificent Mile
Just a few steps away from the hotel's doorstep, East Huron Street intersects with North Michigan Avenue, a renowned stretch of shopping known as the Magnificent Mile. Luxury retailers such as Burberry and Tiffany line the street alongside popular brand-name stores including Gap, Apple, and that bastion of dollhood, American Girl Place. Beyond the busy thoroughfare await cultural gems, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, located just two blocks from the hotel. The museum hosts a rotating roster of exhibitions, such as Iain Baxter&: Works 1958–2011, a retrospective of the uniquely monikered conceptual artist’s work, which explores environmental issues through abstract photography, technology, and sculpture. From its space within the city’s former Water Tower Water Works situated around the corner from the hotel, Lookingglass Theatre Company entertains audiences and hoses down hecklers during its highly physical, visually stunning productions. The upcoming Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting recounts the story behind the Brooklyn Dodgers‘ decision to call up Jackie Robinson as Major League Baseball’s first African-American player.