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Near North Side
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
Admission tickets from HK$354.01
Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
Near North Side
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Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
Near North Side
What travellers are saying
- Very interesting art museum with a wide variety of exhibits. Need a full day to cover all of it, or even more.Written 19 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Millennium Park was full of sites -- nature, art, people watching. We enjoyed the sanctuary in the middle of downtown Chicago, surrounded by skyscrapers. The Bean sculpture is fenced up right now while undergoing renovations, but you can still see it. Fun experience for people of all ages.Written 18 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Nice park. The BEAN is under renovation until April, 2024, and behind a fence with mesh. Hard to get pictures. This park has many other features and is a great place to visit!Written 20 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Excellent tour with detailed knowledge of architects, buildings, styles and Evanston/Chicago history. A lot was packed into the two-hour walking tour. Mitch guided us efficiently through residential neighborhoods with opportunity for questions and comments. He brought our local history alive and made me proud of it.Written 17 September 2023
- We enjoyed the river architecture cruise, MJ the musical, the deep dish pizza and the food at the Girl and the Goat restaurant.Written 7 September 2023
- This building does not disappoint; it is a structure giant, with a fast ride to the top. Nice lobby as well when you enter.Written 17 August 2023
- An awesome place to be at. Take the elevator up to the 94th floor and you will be greeted to great views of Downtown Chicago and the surrounding neighbourhoods. Go especially at night, the view is much prettier then.
My only complaint would be that it can get a bit boring here while you wait to go up to the top. I didn't think too much about this until I also went up the Sears Tower a few days later. The Sears Tower has gone under a complete makeover where there are many photo op stations and interactive exhibits featuring the history of Chicago. If the John Hancock Center did this as well, then my review would be 5 stars.
Otherwise this place is well worth the admission price to go up to the 94th floor, even though it is a bit pricey. You won't regret it.Written 8 August 2023
- My first time in the city and I loved it I had a great time walking around doing the Riverwalk going to the theater walking along Roosevelt and South Michigan going to Grant Park. I cannot wait to move to Chicago next month. Such a beautiful city in so much to do.Written 19 September 2023
- A beautiful home that has been beautifully restored. The home is a piece of art!
Guided tour was worth the money! I would not have understood and appreciated the home and articles in the home beyond their beauty if not for the tour guide explaining the history behind the home and furnishings.
The black and white historical photos in each room depicting what it looked like in its day were so helpful bridging the gap between today and yester-years.
A treasure to step back in time to the gilded age.Written 1 September 2023
- Very nice to walk around the pier and get to sight see and you can get some great pictures from the pier of the water and of the downtown. A lot of foot traffic on the weekend.Written 30 August 2023
- I haven't seen such a combination elsewhere. The river is seemed flowing in a high canyon, where the walls of the canyon are high rises on both of the sides of the river.Written 19 September 2023
- This place has been on my radar for sometime and I finally got to visit. Was there on a VERY hot day and being inside a greenhouse may not have been the best move. However, the place is amazing and quite large. Being there it amazes you how diverse and beautiful our planet is.
The conservatory isn’t in the best neighborhood, so we didn’t explore beyond it, but we felt very safe during our visit and the on site parking is great (and free).
Finally, all the staff were very friendly.
Bottom line, go visit!Written 26 August 2023
- Chicago has one of America's great skylines featuring some of the country's tallest and most famous skyscrapers like of the Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower), John Hancock Centre, Tribute Tower, Wrigley Tower, Carbon and Carbide Tower amongst others.
Some good spots for viewing the Skyline include from the waters of Lake Michigan for the classic straight forward landscape view with no obstructions. You can find similar views near Adler Planetarium.
There are some neat close up skyline views (and reflections) from Millennium Park next to Cloud Gate as well as some good views of the skyline around Michigan Ave from the Chicago River (and boat cruise). The views from Navy Pier are not bad and while further away, the views from the bridge crossing the South Pond at Lincoln Park are pretty good as as well.
For eyes in the sky views of the Chicago Skyline, the SkyDeck at Willis Tower is hard to beat. Various city Sky bars provide additional opportunities to admire parts of the skyline as well.Written 30 May 2023
- I’ve been to Chicago several times, but always in the fall, so the fountain has always been turned off. I had high hopes going here, but it didn’t rate five stars.
The fountain is open 8 AM to 11 PM, May through October. There is supposed to be a nighttime light and music show, but the night I went, it was just the regular lights. It’s supposed to be every hour on the hour, so I waited quite some time to no avail.
It wasn’t five stars for me for the following reasons: no light and music show as promised, no benches or seating (maybe it was moved for lollapalooza, but doubtful), and there were tons of those annoying cycle rickshaws wrapped in neon lights. They just kept circling around the fountain blasting Miley Cyrus.
This is a neat display, and is one of the largest fountains in the world, so it’s worth a visit, but the city could make it more hospitable to visitors with some seating and actually stick to the show schedule.Written 2 August 2023
- Just returned from our Route 66 trip with Titan. A great adventure helped massively by the professionalism and efficiency of our tour guide Steve Pritchard. Lots of additions to the trip were included and made the early starts and long days more amenable. We began the tour in Chicago on Sunday 3rd Sept and ended 2500 miles later in Santa Monica on Monday 18th Sept. Very tired and coached out after many early days and long road journeys. Although most of the trip was enjoyable, my criticism of it was that many of the hotels we stayed in were located out of town, which meant expensive meals at the hotel or fast food joints for evening meals. Some of these hotels need to be reviewed by Titan as their indicated star system was very generous. Example the “4” star Tropicana in Las Vegas. No fridge, no tea/coffee facilities, dirty carpets and bed sheets that were at best ok.
Also the route planning meant only 4 meals were included which were breakfasts at 4 hotels. I would have preferred Titan to arrange breakfasts for ALL the hotels we stayed in which would have set us up better for the days long coach drives. Although the tour guide did his best to get us to feeding places, the nature of the trip meant sometimes this was just not possible, so a service type station became our only source of food. I definitely don't need to see a Subway, McDonalds or Starbucks for a long time. These road trips rely heavily on the ability of the tour guide to make it interesting by taking the party to parts of the tour that maybe are not advertised in the brochure, we were lucky that Steve was able to do this and some of those places evoked memories of days past and put you right back to the early days of the road. The characters and owners of those places were great people to talk to and share stories with.
The other factor you need on these coach tours of course are friendly passengers. Which we had. Everyone got on well, and some more than others. Those people will remain friends for a long time.
Overall a great adventure. Highly recommended. Some tweeks by Titan to look at hotel locations and meal arrangements would improve it immensely.
Some tips for potential adventures -
Take a travel kettle - some hotels don't supply tea/coffee making equipment
Take your favourite english tea bags.(lots of them)
Take English snacks with you - crisps, biscuits, breakfast bars
We took packet porridge for early morning starts rather than trying to find breakfast meal locationsWritten 21 September 2023