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Leaning Tower of Niles

6300 W. Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Niles
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: The Leaning Tower of Niles is is located in Niles, Illinois - just northeast of O'Hare International Airport. It is a half size replica of Italy's... more »
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Ohio
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230 reviews 230 reviews
102 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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244 attraction reviews
755 helpful votes 755 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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35 helpful votes 35 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Kind of wierd. Just sits there near a Target! Not much to see.

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