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Address: 6300 W. Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL
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Sun 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 am - 7:00 pm

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a unique photo opportunity

This landmark has been here for more than fifty years and has always drawn attention of those who drive by. It's fun to take a photo, just as if you are in Pisa. But otherwise, no... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I don't feel that anyone should visit this 'tourist attraction" because it's nothing really special. One will simply walk or drive by it. In fact I feel it's an ugly blot.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 562 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This landmark has been here for more than fifty years and has always drawn attention of those who drive by. It's fun to take a photo, just as if you are in Pisa. But otherwise, no need to stop.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Its 1/4th the real size in front of a ymca and a aldi its located in a tiny park they decorated it for xmas with red and green lights i wouldn't drive out of my way for it but take the kids and take some neat photos in sure they will like it and have fun you cant climb it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This four-story tower is a half-size replica of the tower in Pisa. This tower was built in 1934 to hide water filtration tanks for two public pools in a 22-acre park that businessman Robert Ilg created for his employees. An engineering firm designed the tower to tilt at an angle of seven feet. (The one in Italy tilts about 13... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have often wondered what possessed someone to put up a fraction-sized replica of the Leaning Tower. It is certainly interesting to look at, as you're passing by, but I wouldn't really go out of my way to see this building that sits in front of the Leaning Tower YMCA.

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midwest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I grew up near this area and have fond memories of driving past the "Leaning Tower." When I was a kid I really thought it was the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Silly I know. It has been there forever. I believe it was constructed in the 1930's. Anyway, only worth a drive by if you are in the area. It... More 

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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are nearby, it is worth driving past to take a look at this tower. It is a small version of the actual Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. It is kind of in the middle of a shopping area and not what you would expect there. However, it pretty much ends there. Not much more to it than... More 

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White Plains, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Pulled out of yet another suburban Chicagoland mall and looked to the right and encountered this monstrosity. I cannot for the life of me fathom how anyone can look at this hulking homage of concrete and steel and do anything but derisively laugh at the garish absurdity. The real tower is elegant and commanding. This one looks like it was... More 

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Saipan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I have driven past this site many times. This past November I actually stopped and took a picture of it. This replica (and it is half the size of the 'real' leaning tower) always manages to catch my eye. You can see why in the photo. It makes a great picture that you can share with your friends.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Just stop in and bring the kids, it's a neat little park with a 1/4 scale Leaning Tour of Pisa. Places to stroll and sit.

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Additional Information about Leaning Tower of Niles

Address: Address: 6300 W. Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Niles
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 7:00 pm

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