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Leaning Tower of Niles

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Address: 6300 W Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714-4627
Phone Number: 8474105108
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Kitschy, Quirky Tourist Attraction

Built in front of what I think is the YMCA, you'll find a darn good life size replica of Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa in Niles, IL. You can't go in, though I believe you once... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2016
Bonnie T
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Niles
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

There is nothing to see or do here. If you are driving down Touhy Ave. you will see it as you go by. That's all there is. You can't enter the Tower, the reflecting pools are empty and it is currently waiting to be rehabbed. Save your money and go to Italy and see the real thing

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

I went to the Leaning Tower to Geocache. I have always been proud of Niles for this attraction. I believe it's the only exact replica of the Leaning Tower in Pisa Italy. Very nice attraction and you don't have to go to take a trip to Europe

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Built in front of what I think is the YMCA, you'll find a darn good life size replica of Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa in Niles, IL. You can't go in, though I believe you once could --it's too dangerous now. But you can stop by to take photos and marvel at the sight, wondering why.

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Thank Bonnie T
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I had heard about the Leaning Tower of Niles from college friends who lived in Niles and Skokie and Evanston and Park Ridge but I never was tempted to visit the site until I read about it in a book called "Weird Illinois," a sequel to Roadside America. Located at 6300 Touhy Avenue in Niles, the Leaning Tower is a... More 

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Philippines via Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

It's half the size of the original. I wouldn't waste a trip to see it if you weren't in the area. It's unique and kind of fun to visit especially if you've been to the original.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Stopped by on a recent family road trip vacation and had fun snapping a picture in front of it! I had learned about the place through my 'roadside attraction' research, which included the books "Weird Illinois" and "Oddball Illinois." This was probably the best roadside attraction on our trip.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a spontaneous trip with a friend while we were in the area. Definitely worth the travel! It was fun to get an idea of what the leaning tower of Pisa looks like.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

It was always on my way to work and home. When I passed it by, always wondered if it was going to lean and fall. There aren't many people there, it is a good place to take the picture. Easiest way is to drive there.

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Thank Sweety555123
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

We drove 2 hours to Skokie for wedding invites, so we swung by the tower on our way home and it was worth the stop. Nice park to enjoy the view and to enjoy the little things. If you get a half hour free and your around I would recommend it.

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I always enjoy seeing the Leaning Tower when visiting Niles. It is a half scale replica of the tower in Pisa. During my visit it was decorated with red and green lights for the Christmas season so it can be enjoyed at night as well. There is parking in the area so visitors can stop and take pictures.

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