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Address: 6300 W. Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL
Phone Number: 8474105108
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cute replica

this is a cute replica of the real tower in Pisa. If someone is visiting from out of town, I have taken them there. Always brings a smile, because it is rather unexpected... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It is a nice place to sit and enjoy the lights of the tower at night. The sitting area is well kept.

Thank JustARider2
Finger Lakes, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We drove to this at night and it was beautiful! It was lit up and pretty. It's a must see if you are in the area. Just wish we could go up in it!

Thank Angelize1999
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

this is a cute replica of the real tower in Pisa. If someone is visiting from out of town, I have taken them there. Always brings a smile, because it is rather unexpected. Probably not worth a special trip, however, have visited if already in the vicinity.

Thank 53Ruta_R
Denver, Colorado
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352 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My husband and I cracked up the entire time we were there, which was about five minutes. It's fun to stop in quickly and take a photo or two. Would be nice if the park around it were larger and busier, but it's a fun stop nonetheless if you're in the area.

Thank WorldTravelerCO
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The leaning Tower of Niles, it's a beautiful structure. Architecture lover will enjoy the building and it's good for pictures

Thank Juan Carlos C
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Some speculate that part of the motivation to construct the tower was to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. A more likely explanation is its original functional purpose, to store water for outdoor recreational swimming pools.[2][3] In 1960, the descendants of Robert Ilg donated part of the park for the construction of the Leaning Tower YMCA.[2]... More 

Thank Legrand1
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The leaning tower of niles is not worth a trip but it's worth a drive by.you can't look at it up close.if you were going to look at it just look well you drive by.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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173 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Come on neysayers! I have been to both the original in Piza and this location. It is a fun, quirky, quick stop. Go, take pictures, spend 5 minutes, spend 30 minutes. Bring a picnic lunch and eat along side it. It is free!! Appreciate it for what it is. .. interesting.

1 Thank Heidi-ready-2-travel
Nairobi, Kenya
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171 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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.

Thank africanman_840
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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.

Thank Anthony-Susan

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