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1805 N Ridgeway Ave runs east-west to 3700 W. Bloomingdale, Chicago, IL 60647
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Get views of Chicago’s most famous buildings, as well as insider info from an expert guide, on this architecture-focused cruise. See all the most important buildings on one tour, a hard-to-accomplish task on foot. View the skyline from the Chicago River while listening to live commentary. Snap photos of the Willis (Sears) Tower, Old Post Office, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Wrigley Building, and more. From Memorial Day to Labor Day (May 29 - September 6,) each ticket includes a one-way water taxi ticket.
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Taylor B wrote a review Oct 2020
Chicago, Illinois6,571 contributions5,456 helpful votes
The Bloomingdale Trail is a 2.7-mile elevated rail trail running east-west on the northwest side of Chicago. In 2015, it was converted into an elevated greenway, which forms the backbone of the linear park and trail network called The 606 that passes through the Chicago neighborhoods of Logan Square, Humboldt Park and West Town. At 2.7 miles, the Bloomingdale Trail is the longest greenway project of a former elevated rail line in the United States and the second longest in the world. So why is it called The 606? Because the system's numeric name is a homage to the city's Zip codes, the prefix for nearly all of which is 606. Used by walkers, joggers, runners and bikers, the trail runs from Ashland Avenue all the way west to North Ridgeway Avenue. It follows along West Bloomingdale Avenue, hence the name Bloomingdale Trail. On a clear day, pedestrians on the trail get a spectacular view of Chicago's skyline.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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dunadan wrote a review Sep 2019
Lynnwood, Washington2,413 contributions463 helpful votes
In town for a week over spring break, we spent most of a day in the Wicker Park neighborhood, and while wandering down a side street found the 606 and immediately headed up an entry ramp. This is a great public amenity, and a perfect use for retired railway right-of-ways. I'm happy to see that Chicago has adopted the model that other large cities have pioneered for their own unused railways. We had a lovely walk for maybe half a mile down the 606, and enjoyed the views down streets that we passed over. We exited on a nice commercial street back near the L station that would take us back into downtown, and browsed our way back to it.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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umbaba wrote a review Aug 2019
Istanbul, Turkey122 contributions67 helpful votes
My teenager and I discovered this place a bit accidentally, and it was just before sunset (apparently it’s called the golden hour). The light was beautiful. There were families, young people, elderly, groups of friends all exercising on this gorgeous walkway.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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CalifTravelerOne wrote a review Aug 2019
San Jose, California290 contributions86 helpful votes
We walked s the trail in August, leaving early in the morning. Some breezes to keep us coo. Well landscaped with lots of plants on either side of the trail. There are also fairly frequent spots to sit and rest although they were not shaded.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Previa1994 wrote a review Jul 2019
Chicago, Illinois4,595 contributions253 helpful votes
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The 606 is a beautiful trail repurposed from the old elevated 606 rail line. The city of Chicago has done an amazing job in making this a prime trail with all kinds of amenities (except for restrooms). The east trailhead is located at Walsh Park (Dog Park) on Ashland Avenue and the west trailhead is at Ridgeway Avenue, 2.7 smooth miles away. The west end of the trail is beautified with the Excelon Observatory (Equinox Clock). In between, there are several access points. There are a few short side trails for walkers only next to the main rail. These side trails go through thick vegetation which provides ample shade. Rest benches and observation overlooks are interspersed attractively along the trail. The trail is very well signed with trail maps posted at every access point. Also, directional signs indicate very liberally where one is on the trail, and how far to the next salient points on the trail along with street signs. Mile markers are embedded every tenth of a mile on the concrete pavement, which is a great help for runners/walkers. The trail is beautifully landscaped on both sides with a variety of vegetation and occasional artworks. The trail is very popularly used by bicyclists, runners, walkers, skateboarders, and casual walkers. The trail is so smooth that some cyclists zip by too fast for the comfort of other users. I highly recommend this trail for visitors to Chicago looking for traffic-free enjoyment in the urban outdoors.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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