Old Water TowerCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, View Point, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture
The tower is pretty but unimpressive until you realise it’s one of the only two buildings to survive a fire that in 1781 razed all of Chicago to the ground. When it was constructed, it towered high above it’s surrounding. Public interest in the tower has kept it preserved all this while and today it’s more popular than ever. It was built to ensure clean water for the city, but it never properly served that function due to constant pollution. It’s position right in the middle of the Magnificent Mile made it very popular among photographers.
- Chicago & Michigan bus stop
- Michigan & Pearson bus stop
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7.26% of people who visit Chicago include Old Water Tower in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
52.78% of people start their Old Water Tower visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Old Water Tower
93.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old Water Tower
It's an absolutely beautiful building. Really nice place to sit and relax. The history and the architecture of the building is amazing. Although it is surrounded by many tall buildings, it is easily identifiable and any local is willing point you in the right direction. Highly recommend visiting.
This place was amazing! Something to see everywhere you turn!
Even though it stands in the shadows of the tall buildings around it, the historic Water Tower was first built in 1869, it's 154 foot height was probably pretty impressive. But it's claim to fame is that it is one of only a few structures that remained standing after the great Chicago Fire in 1871. It's a popular tourist attraction of the Magnificent Mile. It serves as a photo gallery and tourist information center.
One of the two remaining buildings of the great Fire
One of the Places worth visiting in Chicago