Top Things to Do in River North

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in River North, Chicago

Top Things to Do in River North

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  • pyegirl
    Rome, Italy1,428 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the place to go if you are in the market for new, high end kitchen appliances or remodel fixtures and you want to see them and talk to peopel who know the differences between all the diff models/products. For those of us who live in small markets and can't actually see the actual appliances and are left to guess with either sales people who don't know squat (eg. Best Buy or small appliance stores that hire your college student on vacation), this is the place to go to really shop.

    Make an appointment with all the show rooms and have them tell you about their products. They don't actually sell you the product, but they are very knowledgeable. Thermador, Bosch, Miele, Wolf, Monogram, Dakor, Waterworks, you name it, it's there.

    One stop shopping with people who know their stuff.
    Written 27 September 2023
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  • Lindalee S
    Glen Ellyn, IL115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went with friends to an ikebana luncheon. We had a lovely buffet of salmon, chicken stir fry, several salads, fruit, and cookies. Then we watched an Ikebana demonstration with bamboo used as containers and material. Very good food and attentive servers. Very much attention to cleanliness.
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • TheVacationer123
    23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s definetly an older bar on Chicago. It left me with the impression of being authentic (especially the bouncer seems to be sitting there since many, many years). I was surprised about the $12 entrance fee on a Tuesday in November - but the bar filled up and the band was really good.
    Written 19 November 2023
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  • NIOSHAK
    Kansas City, KS22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You don't wanna miss this as Chicago is one of the most architecturally beautiful places I've ever seen. A lot of history and it was FREE.
    Written 3 February 2014
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  • C-Z-1982
    Reno, NV760 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, intimate church in downtown Chicago. Attended Holy Mass as guest and very much enjoyed the experience. Parishioners welcoming of guests, peaceful service and great homily (by pastor of the church, father Joe). If you visit Chicago and look for a great church to attend Mass, consider going to Assumption Catholic Church.
    Written 29 December 2019
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  • Alek B
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ann Nathan Gallery is located in River North district of Chicago. This gallery is one of the oldest if not the oldest figurative and representational art gallery in Chicago. Victor, who is the assistant director there, is a very knowledgable and patient person easy to work with
    Written 6 September 2016
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  • Neta_Avivi
    Tel Aviv, Israel3,546 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I visited, Carl Hammer Gallery displayed "Celebrating Our 40th Year" exhibition. I loved the diverse art work. I recommend visiting and checking out the various art pieces.
    Written 10 October 2019
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  • jaseaton
    Silver Spring, MD2,634 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I ran a program and served in a plenary panel at a major conference held at the McCormick. It's a huge hall with high ceilings, vast spaces, easy-on the ears acoustics, and plntiful supplies of low to medium quality coffee, Danish and sandwich options. For someone like me who has mobility challenges it requires WAY too much walking, but there are wheelchair and electric cart options, so no complaints. A gentleman on staff who gave me wrong directions because I asked him a question based on an inaccurate realized the problem and walked a full city block to find me and escort me to the right place: saved my day energy-wise and made me live the Center!
    Written 21 June 2017
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  • Neta_Avivi
    Tel Aviv, Israel3,546 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gallery. When I visited they had two wonderful exhibitions. The first artist was Phyllis Bramson and the second was Dennis Lee Mitchell. Both were very impressive but I personally loved the second better. Dennis Lee Mitchell's exhibition "Smoke Remains" is a unique art in black and white. I highly recommend visiting this gallery.
    Written 10 October 2019
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  • Diane K
    Venice, FL4,056 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I felt the collections were displayed best and I also appreciated the write-ups on the artist and artwork. They were very informative. Many of the artists/subjects had a connection to Chicago. Very well done.
    Written 10 July 2015
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  • Diane K
    Venice, FL4,056 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I walked by the park during the Pandemic. The play ground area was closed but the doggy play area was open. We sat on a nearby bench overlooking the river.
    Written 24 June 2020
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  • Lynley D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting tour and good food. It was nice to learn about the town and interesting food options
    Written 27 October 2023
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  • TheArdentTraveler
    Pittsburgh, PA239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I live in the state with the dumbest, most restrictive liquor sales in the nation ( well, except for maybe Utah). I was like a kid in the proverbial candy store here - liquor, wine and beer as far as the eye could see, excellent prices. Saw some Irish whiskeys I’ve never seen before.
    Written 16 April 2023
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