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Things to Do in Near North and River North

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
860–880 N. Lake Shore Drive
These twin apartment towers overlooking Lake...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Bloomingdale's (Medinah Temple)
Built in 1912 for the Shriners, the former...
Architectural Sites River North
 
Charnley-Persky House Museum
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with his mentor...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Chicago Children's Museum
Hands-on is the operative concept for this...
Museums / Galleries Near North
 
Cubby Bear Lounge
Diagonally across the street from Wrigley Field...
Restaurants Near North and River North
 
Driehaus Museum
Curious about how the wealthy built their urban...
Museums / Galleries River North
 
Fourth Presbyterian Church
A welcome visual and physical oasis amid the...
Religious Sites Near North
 
Historic Water Tower
This famous Michigan Avenue structure,...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
John Hancock Observatory
Designed by the same team (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Magnificent Mile
Originally designed by 19th-century architect...
Neighborhoods / Streets Near North
 
Marina City
Likened to everything from corncobs to the...
Architectural Sites River North
 
The Merchandise Mart
The huge Merchandise Mart, on the river between...
Stores / Malls River North
 
Michigan Avenue Bridge
Chicago is a city of bridges, and this is one of...
Bridges / Tunnels Near North
 
Museum of Contemporary Art
A group of art patrons who felt the great Art...
Museums / Galleries Near North
 
Navy Pier
No matter the season, Navy Pier is a fun place to...
Pedestrian Malls Near North
 
NBC Tower
This 1989 limestone-and-granite edifice by...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Patterson-McCormick Mansion
On the northwest corner of Astor and Burton...
Houses / Mansions Near North
 
River North Gallery District
North of the Merchandise Mart and south of...
Neighborhoods / Streets River North
 
Tree Studios
Built in 1894 with a courtyard and annexes...
Stores / Malls River North
 
Tribune Tower
To create a home for his newspaper, Chicago...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Trump International Hotel & Tower
The Chicago Sun-Times Building was torn down to...
Architectural Sites River North
 
Wrigley Building
The gleaming white landmark headquarters of the...
Architectural Sites Near North

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