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Chicago River

Chicago, IL
+1 312-480-0186
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
+1 312-480-0186
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice pathways set out so that you can walk along the river under the bridges. Lots of people around, especially runners using this facility.

Thank slugbreff
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Chicago River runs through downtown and many of its tall architectural masterpieces; both new and old. It's a charming city and the river adds even more character.

Thank Danny R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating with great narrative and views. Shame it was snowing and absolutely freezing, but we toughed it out!

Thank sueoverend
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iconic and a must-do. Even in the winter it is worth braving the cold and enjoying the Chicago River. I highly recommend in the summer doing some kayaking or taking the architecture boat tour.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked by the river in the evening in December so many of the shops were not open. It's very quiet, clean and pretty

Thank BrendaBN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time to Chicago to visit my son in College and my son, his girlfriend and I walked along the river and having seen so much bad news on Chicago I was surprised when i saw how clean, nice, nice shops and eateries were there....More

Thank TravelerJim1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chicago river is great to walk along always, but it's especially amazing at night when you can enjoy all the city lights.

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless you are in Chicago in the deepest part of winter, a walk along the Chicago River is certainly a must. Safe, convenient to area restaurants and stores this walk is a definite must do.

Thank Madeline103119148
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The river is a wonderful green in March - it is a great time to visit and the streets are filled with people and fun!

Thank holeinone44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a river view room at the Westin. Wow! stunning views of the river and the city! Highly recommend!

Thank Monica H
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