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Leaning Tower of Niles

Address: 6300 W. Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL
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Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Niles
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
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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midwest
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212 reviews 212 reviews
63 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
124 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

It's really unimpressive, just sits there in the outlot of a YMCA. Don't even know if it's ever open, but I can't imagine it being more exciting on the inside.

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McHenry, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Climbng the Leaning Tower without going to Italy. I did, however, go to Pisa many years later! The Niles tower is a very authentic-looking replica.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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411 reviews 411 reviews
244 attraction reviews
802 helpful votes 802 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Kitsch, unique, and as a previous reviewer termed it; a great piece of Americana. Not worth a trip in itself specifically to go there but if you are heading vaguely in that direction or from the north to the city of Chicago then make a little detour. You can park right there and the detail of the building is terrific;... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Worth seeing if in Skokie-Lincolnwood. The replica is simply astounding

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niles il
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The building has nothing specific to do-except when the Community hosts small concerts in the late summer. Otherwise, no attraction, just stop to view.

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