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Millennium Carillon

455 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
630-848-5000
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Naperville
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Owner description: 14-story tall tower with a 72-bell Carillon instrument inside. Climb to the top and see Naperville and beyond. On a clear day, see the Chicago... more » Owner description: 14-story tall tower with a 72-bell Carillon instrument inside. Climb to the top and see Naperville and beyond. On a clear day, see the Chicago Skyline. Concerts are performed by world-renowned carillonneurs spring-fall and concert-goers can enjoy the music from the lawns surrounding the tower. Also a site for weddings. « less
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Naperville, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Welcome to Naperville's phallic symbol, A lot of money was poured into this and I am not sure for what reason? The park and quarry's nearby are more of a reason to visit than this eye soar.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The Carillon great to look at and nice when it is quiet. The bells are out of tune, the music selection played is really poor compared to what you will find in comparable carillon's in Europe. nice walk up to the top. Concerts along the riverwalk are nice, as is the riverwalk itself. But, the music from the Carillon is... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We took the tour of the tower and there is a great view from the top. While we were on the tour we found the musician about to play and he gave us an impromptu song on the bells and let my two year old hit one of the keys. The bars are close enough that we felt safe having... More

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

As the name implies, this carillon was built to celebrate the year 2000. It is right in the heart of the Riverwalk and regular concerts are held with live performers. Programmed music can also be played and the range and tone of the instrument are excellent.

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Naperville, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've always liked carillons and am truly pleased that we have one right here in Naperville. View the surrounding area from high up in the bell tower. With regular concerts, this is a fine place to sit and relax.

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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We were so lucky to get there in time for a tour. $3 is all you pay. Someone was already playing when we began our ascent - just magical with the bells ringing, songs playing, pure power of music and physics, we thought it was a recording, but a real person was playing. We got to see him handling the... More

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I was able to make it up to the top with the little one I have with me! Enjoyed every minute of the view and spending time taking in the entire experience! Will be back again for sure!

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Chicago
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531 helpful votes 531 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The Riverwalk goes right by it. Visitors can climb the 253 steps to the top of the 160-foot tower and enjoy a spectacular view while learning about the workings of the Carillon, its history, and its unique features. With 72 bronze bells that range in weight from ten pounds to six tons, Naperville’s musical tower is ranked among the four... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

its the Riverwalk that goes right by it. Nothing like listening to Paperback Writer played on bells that continue to ring for 20 seconds after struck. Amazing the stuff they try to play on it. Rarely does it work very well but the Carillon is worth seeing because its on the Riverwalk and THAT is definitely worth seeing. It is... More

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North Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Best at concert time, when you can even tour the carillon sometimes. The listeners bring blankets and sit on the grass.

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