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723leishac
Greensburg, IN11 contributions
Couples
Such an enjoyable day. The river walk is beautiful with many attractions, murals, statues, Christmas decor along the way. The bell tower was under construction so we will have to make another stop next time we are in the area.
Written January 4, 2022
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Previa1994
Chicago, IL5,587 contributions
Naperville Riverwalk is a gem of a place for families. The path along the West Branch of the DuPage River is brick-lined and is quite shaded from riparian trees. It is a pedestrian only path where biking is not allowed. The 1.7 mile long path can be made longer equally nice circuitous paths crossing the river at several places over beautiful bridges. There are plenty of places to sit and view scenery of river flow, fountains and artworks. There is an upper brick, and a lower narrower concrete walk closer to the river.

The Riverwalk is highlighted with exceptional amenities and attractions along its path. Some of the larger features are: Dandelion Fountain, Paddleboat Quarry, Millennium Carilllon (in Moser Tower), Centennial Beach (was closed for renovation), and covered bridges. Paddleboats are available for rent in the summer at the Quarry Lake.

Naperville Riverwalk is a beautiful downtown area with parks, history, restaurants, businesses, upscale homes, shopping, and nightlife. The Riverwalk has something for everyone, and is place worthy of repeat visits.
Written July 28, 2020
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Mabel Y
Naperville, IL200 contributions
It is a most wonderful place to take a walk. But it is more than a promenade, it also has a "beach" , a huge pool, paddle boats, a 911 memorial display, sculptures, a bell tower, and outdoor concert areas. If you are lucky like us, you even ran into the Du Page Symphany Orchestra performing "Christmas in July" songs. It's wonderful!
Written July 27, 2021
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WanderlustGita
State College, PA78 contributions
The Riverview walk is picturesque with interesting bridges, artwork, and flowers interspersed throughout. There are many places you can sit and contemplate, if you have the time. The walk is a refreshing break after eating/shopping in the adjacent downtown area
Written July 5, 2021
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Kswany
Woodbury, MN449 contributions
Walking the riverfront, you feel removed from the hustle and bustle of the streets just feet away. The quarry swimming hole is just off of the riverwalk as well. Great shopping and restaurants nearby on the eastern side of the Riverwalk to. Simply put: You need to go and experience a summer evening in Naperville, on the Riverwalk.
Written July 3, 2021
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nprvl
Campton Hills, IL247 contributions
Family
Anyone who has been to Amsterdam, Venice, or even San Antonio knows full well what I mean. Chicago has sewers with more water flow than this shallow branch creek. No amount of red brick and poorly commissioned "art" can provide enough smoke and mirrors to transform this so called riverwalk into anything more than shallow, stinky, muddy water increasing fouled by duck and goose excrement by all of the misguided fools who insist on feeding the wildlife.
Written March 17, 2013
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Maureen L
Mandeville, LA6 contributions
Family
We walked the riverwalk for over an hour on this past Thursday afternoon. It was so beautiful! What a relaxing way to end our busy day! What a gem in the middle of the city! The pool area was unbelievable!
Written June 3, 2019
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Caleb G
Naperville, IL43 contributions
Couples
The river walk is a lovely way to spend an evening with someone special. All the charm of the historic downtown Naperville surrounds you. If there is anything wrong it's that it's not long enough.
Written March 17, 2019
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cbert01
Naperville, IL6 contributions
Solo
The Naperville Riverwalk travels alongside the DuPage river. It is lined with parks, food, paddle boats and music. It is not uncommon to find independent musicians playing for those who stroll down the walk. Covered bridges and flowers abound. The path is popular with all ages and is pet friendly. Many couples and families use the riverwalk as a backdrop for photos for special events. The riverwalk does not allow bikes but there is a bike path just a mile away. Centennial Beach is located along the walk along with volleyball courts, hockey rink (in the winter) and parks. At the end of the riverwalk you will be happy to find high end restaurants, local pubs and a wide variety of ice-cream shops. Not to mention lot's of shopping. The riverwalk is very popular on weekends and holidays. During the July 4th celebrations the Rifest is a short walk away and the riverwalk is the home of the Labor Day celebration, known as the Last Fling.
Written July 25, 2016
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Patricia A
Chicago, IL469 contributions
Friends
We have been to the Naperville Riverwalk many, many times. It is ALWAYS fun and entertaining!
We were there to see the "Scar-illion" at the Carillon the weekend before Halloween. It was FANTASTIC! They had dancers perform from the "E'lan Dance Company" and they had a big inflated cat and Frankenstein on stage. The Carillon played in between sets, theme songs from "The Munsters" tv show, and many others. They had hundreds of glowsticks that they passed out to all of the kids and also they passed out trick or treat candy. It was a great evening on the lawn-- there must have been a hundred people there. The music and the dancing were great and when we finished we walked the Riverwalk and went to some of the shops. It is GREAT place for "date night" or a family walk and people watching! During the summer they had some specialists who came with their GIGANTIC telescopes and you could look through each one and they would tell you what it was focused on. VERY educational and ALL FOR FREE!!!!
Written November 3, 2014
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