Near North Side Attractions

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  • Jane M
    Washington, D.C.229 contributions
    We decided to choose one of the towers to see the bird's eye view of Chicago. The 360 was a fun stop -- chose to do it the morning of our first full day to get a view of everywhere we were going to walk....it was a nice clear day so that helped. We did the Tilt -- it wasn't too crowded so not a long wait. it was fun, even though a bit of the "touristy" side to it. The place has a nice collection of books in the gift shop.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Giovanna M
    12 contributions
    My first time in Chicago, but it wont be my last.
    My friends and I absolutely loved the city. It has great food, amazing buildings and last but not least, Sue the dinosaur. I will definitely go again.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Jan M
    Mount Dora, FL71 contributions
    This is a meticulously renovated museum that showcases the architecture and decor of a wealthy Golden Age "merchant prince." The sumptuous furnishings are a treat to the eyes, and many were made expressly for the rooms where they are now. It's amazing they were able to save them for over a century. There are opulent Tiffany lamps, stained glass windows, centerpieces, vases, mantle surrounds and more. The walls, fireplaces and parquet flooring is different in every room. Really a gem.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Jane M
    Washington, D.C.229 contributions
    We rented bikes right at the entrance to navy pier and rode almost 20 miles on a really nice day. We headed north on the Lakefront trail (we had already walked the southern section from the fountain to navy pier the day before. The northern section was a nice break as it goes into the residential area of Chicago so was filled with people playing soccer and enjoying boats, golf, volleyball and enjoying the parks -- was a nice afternoon
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Larissa F
    Houston, TX12 contributions
    This is a good place to go and visit. There is a small amusement park that kids enjoyed. Ferry wheels was great, amazing views. Lots of places to grab a drink or eat a bite. There is also a children museum that we didn't go.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia13,667 contributions
    While Chicago has many other skyscrapers which are taller, shiner, bigger, more modern.....etc, the Tribune tower is a Chicago icon considering its age and style.
    It was built 100 years ago (1923-25) in an amazing neo Gothic style. It has a fab location on the plaza just after the Dusable bridge, adding to its beauty.
    Pay attention to unique worldwide stones embedded into its facade, each one is marked. Enter the lobby and admire it - further you cannot go.
    Imo, it is the most elegant and stylish office bldg worldwide, along with the Chrysler bldg in NYC.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • AMANewJersey
    New Jersey65 contributions
    Just go! The wooden interior roof is magnificent. This is a beautiful cathedral that should not be missed if you’re in the area.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • Marilyn M
    Lincoln City, OR174 contributions
    This interesting building represents a man who did much for the city of Chicago. The clock tower is clearly visible from many areas along the river and Magnificent Mile. The architecture is great for the time period.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • Christine Weatherby
    16 contributions
    I took my family here at Christmastime to see the Q Brothers performance of "A Christmas Carol" and everyone had such a fun time! I am looking forward to visiting again soon and bringing the family!
    Written 25 December 2021
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  • Kelly Cathcart
    Valparaiso, IN1,134 contributions
    I have only been here for a work event. We did a team-building event. They took a kid's building area and made a really fun adult team building place. We were set up in teams and had to build a structure using items they have in the area. There was also food and drinks. It was a very unique and fun experience. we had time to look around the majority of the museum and it would be really fun for families to visit during the normal hours.
    Written 15 December 2021
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  • Xamot Tomax
    Fort Wayne, IN5,972 contributions
    Picked up a few Christmas gifts at the Lego Store. My nephews are Lego fanatics. The prices are higher up, but the vast selection makes up for it. Looking at some of them makes me wish I was a kid again. The rest of the mall has many restaurants on each floor. The lego store was my main objective so I don’t remember too many of the stores we passed.
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • ransom007
    Anaheim, CA1,206 contributions
    There are pay-to-park lots and garages in the area. The entrance to the museum is on the ground floor and that is where you pay your admission. The basic admission price is $14 with several discounts available. Their elevator will take you to the second floor which houses the museum and the gift shop. It is a good history of radio and television broadcasting with many exhibits including videos. There is also a hall of fame with many interesting local, national, and international broadcasting greats from many fields. It is a good way to spend a couple of hours (or more, if you want) if you are interested in the subject matter.
    Written 21 March 2020
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  • gl3105
    5 contributions
    We have been to several shows at Lookingglass and they continue to amaze me. Whether it be an adaption, or an original play, it is always captivating and engaging. Recent production we saw was Alice. The artists are true professionals that create unique experiences. This is definitely a hidden gem
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • wschaplin
    Mission Viejo, California18 contributions
    It was a great venue. We were in a high rise with north lake views. The Canadian pilots were great, a little better than the Blue Angels. Sorry, I’m not Canadian, either.
    Written 11 October 2019
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  • TravelingMama
    New York, NY346 contributions
    Fun experience. The line wasn’t long, staff were friendly. Amazing views of the city and the lake. If you find yourself on Navy Pier it’s worth a look. A little pricy for about 15 minutes - but similarly priced to this kind of attraction in other cities.
    Written 14 April 2022
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