River North Attractions

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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia13,667 contributions
    Huge, enormous, grandiose....are adjectives to describe this edifice.
    First we saw it during our 90 min architectural boat tour. The guide stated many hard to believe figures about its construction in terms of miles of wiring, concrete used, window numbers,...etc and that until recently this building only had its own zip number.
    Tomorrow we walked the Riverwalk and standing in front of it felt like ants.
    It's an enormous shopping and event venue with an odd mixture of Art Deco and massive brutalist Soviet architecture.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • Lindalee S
    Glen Ellyn, IL115 contributions
    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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  • Neta_Avivi
    Tel Aviv, Israel3,546 contributions
    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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  • C-Z-1982
    Reno, NV748 contributions
    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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  • Diane K
    Venice, FL3,706 contributions
    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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  • Alek B
    20 contributions
    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
    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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  • jaseaton
    Silver Spring, MD2,396 contributions
    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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  • Diane K
    Venice, FL3,706 contributions
    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, FL3,706 contributions
    Whenever we go by on the Brown Line train I see this list of names and never realized what it was. There are 70 names on the list and was crated by Chicago Artist Adam Brooks. All of his artwork has to do with text. He solicited names from over 600 people - from children to adults and these were the 70 most commonly mentioned names.
    Written 2 September 2019
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  • NIOSHAK
    Kansas City, KS22 contributions
    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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  • J_S_S_03
    New York1 contribution
    We were visiting Chicago, and were told about this antique store from our concierge. It was a beautiful spacious Parisian like gallery! It is a must see while you are in town!!! They will pamper you with a glass of wine, as you look around at the fine antiques and then at one of a kind architectural pieces!
    Written 2 March 2009
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  • brianmce2017
    Massachusetts4 contributions
    Very fun and informative 2 hour walking tour in downtown Nashville! Got to sample lots of donuts and got some exercise to boot! Our tour guide Brian was great. Highly recommend!
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • 553anonymous
    1 contribution
    We rented the barrel for a private birthday party for my fiance's 30th. We were pleasantly surprised with how big the barrel was - we got the 22-person and had about 17 onboard. Very spacious and the seats were comfy. Our driver Ted was wonderful and picked us up at our designated location with ease. We stopped at a couple breweries and 1 distillery - places we wouldn't typically go. It was a great experience and everyone had a fun time!
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • GazzaBry
    Nottingham, UK8 contributions
    Agi was our tour guide on the ‘Chicago-Style’ bucket list tour and her passion for food and the city made our 3 hours fantastic! We ate at some great venues and Agi knowledge of the food and the city itself was superb. I would highly recommend.
    Written 24 October 2019
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