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Leaning Tower of Niles

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Address: 6300 W. Touhy Avenue, Niles, IL
Phone Number: 8474105108
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Kiev, Ukraine
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Liz J
Berea, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank Xface43
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

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Thank JustARider2
Finger Lakes, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Thank Angelize1999
Chicago, Illinois
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

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Thank 53Ruta_R
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 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.

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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 via mobile

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

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Thank Juan Carlos C
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

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.

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