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Leaning Tower of Niles

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Strangely wonderful

This is a weird little place. Next to the Costco gas is the leaning tower of Pisa in 3/4th scale... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
panama2000
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Providence, Rhode Island
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So, this is a fun little stop if you are passing by. Based on the low maintenance of the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
susan o
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Mountain Lake
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6300 W Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714-4627
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a weird little place. Next to the Costco gas is the leaning tower of Pisa in 3/4th scale. It's kind of just out there on Touhy Ave. Easy to stop and take some fun photos. Be creative. We took one that looks like...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

A water tower from the 1930's that was built to look at a distance like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Free to see. Best seen at a distance. A fun example of making ordinary parts of town into fun sights.

Thank djfluth
Reviewed 6 August 2018

So, this is a fun little stop if you are passing by. Based on the low maintenance of the surroundings, I wouldn't go here on purpose. There must have been fountains around the tower, but they are empty and broken now. (July 2018) The tower...More

Thank susan o
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Great atmospere if the weather is nice. Target and aldi is nearby, and Chris's across the street is a no-brainer.

Thank tempo1975
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

If you like to look for free, quirky roadside attractions like I do, this is definitely one to see if you are in Chicago. Only about a 25 minute ride from downtown, the building is really nice. Got some great pictures here.

Thank ChspkeGirl65
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This tower looks just like the real one. Everything about is so real except that you can't climb it and just a bit smaller than the real one in Italy.

Thank AENG72
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

The Leaning Tower of Niles was just 15 minutes from our hotel in Skokie. We used it as a meeting place with a cousin, and ended up staying 2 hours. There’s not much to do after the first 15 minutes, but if you need a...More

3  Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The Niles YMCA water tower was built in the shape of a half-scale replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but this one actually holds water. You can't climb this replica but you get a scope of the size and scale of the real one....More

1  Thank JJ_Hantsch
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Worth a brief stop, this roadside attraction is actually a 1930's water tower that has been decorated to resemble a half-size replica of the other Leaning tower. Parking is nearby, it's actually on the grounds of a YMCA. It's a fun stop and worth a...More

2  Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Thought it was kind of weird. Stuck out from the crowd. Kind of cool how it was built, but not sure why it is there.

1  Thank wheatonnitz
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Falantina
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i knew people that lived there you can call them in skokie
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