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Leaning Tower of Niles

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6300 W Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714-4627
+1 847-410-5108
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A quirky landmark, and it’s free!

If you like to look for free, quirky roadside attractions like I do, this is definitely one to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ChspkeGirl65
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Chesapeake, Virginia
via mobile
Leaning Tower of Pisa in America

This tower looks just like the real one. Everything about is so real except that you can't climb it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AENG72
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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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  • Excellent27%
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  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
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6300 W Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714-4627
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like to look for free, quirky roadside attractions like I do, this is definitely one to see if you are in Chicago. Only about a 25 minute ride from downtown, the building is really nice. Got some great pictures here.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tower looks just like the real one. Everything about is so real except that you can't climb it and just a bit smaller than the real one in Italy.

Thank AENG72
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

The Leaning Tower of Niles was just 15 minutes from our hotel in Skokie. We used it as a meeting place with a cousin, and ended up staying 2 hours. There’s not much to do after the first 15 minutes, but if you need a...More

2  Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

The Niles YMCA water tower was built in the shape of a half-scale replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but this one actually holds water. You can't climb this replica but you get a scope of the size and scale of the real one....More

1  Thank JJ_Hantsch
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Worth a brief stop, this roadside attraction is actually a 1930's water tower that has been decorated to resemble a half-size replica of the other Leaning tower. Parking is nearby, it's actually on the grounds of a YMCA. It's a fun stop and worth a...More

2  Thank Ellen C
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Thought it was kind of weird. Stuck out from the crowd. Kind of cool how it was built, but not sure why it is there.

1  Thank wheatonnitz
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is a little oddity that I found on some obscure website and since we were visiting Illinois anyway decided to take a side trip to see it. I'm so glad we did. It's the coolest little thing. It doesn't say why it was built...More

2  Thank moostang78
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

We definitely got a kick out of this landmark. It's a half-size replica of the leaning tower in Pisa. Unlike the original, you can't climb inside this one, but it is a fun photo opportunity. It's lit up a night.

1  Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

I didn't expect much from this roadside stop but it was pretty awesome! It is bigger than I expected and is great for taking funny photos like trying to hold up the tower. It could pass for Pisa depending on what's in the background.

1  Thank Jill H
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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

This tower is a fun roadside stop which will only take at the most 5 minutes. It is a shame that the tower and fountain area around it has been neglected and allowed to run down. This area could be a nice park area for...More

Thank beachliker
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Falantina
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i knew people that lived there you can call them in skokie
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