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Chicago Riverwalk

100 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago , IL, 60601, United States
TEL: (312) 742-7529

Why It’s Cool: Beneath the Gothic Chicago Tribune Tower, Art Deco NBC Tower, and bling Trump Tower, a garden of hot-pink and purple flowers attracts monarch butterflies to the south bank of the Chicago River. There, two stories below street level, a mile-long walkway creates a respite from city noise. Relax in an Adirondack chair at the dock for Mercury Cruises (where the butterfly garden is), or head to O’Brien’s Riverwalk Café for cold lemonade and a strawberry-watermelon-spinach salad.

Don’t Miss: For the first 10 minutes of each hour, Centennial Fountain at the east end shoots water in a great arc across the river.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Good for Wandering
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Notable Architecture
  • Parking Available
  • Pedestrian-Friendly
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