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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 82%Local Culture
- 67%History Buffs
- 67%Business Travelers
- 60%Green Travelers
- 59%Family Travelers
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- Chicago River
- Chicago RiverMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureFoodies+ 4Nov 05, 2013
The river is a great way to explore the city. The best way to see it is with an architectural boat tour -- one of the highlights of a visit to Chicago. The river takes center stage during St. Patrick's Day when it "turns" green in honor of the Irish community.Recommended for:
- Chicago RiverCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 6May 27, 2014
Beautiful river that cuts through the center of downtown and they have a ton of river and boat tours available to see the city by water. They even dye this river green on st partricks day every year!Recommended for:
- Chicago RiverAmbassadorMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 04, 2013
Winding through the city and one of the reasons Chicago has grown through history. Best experienced on a boat tour, on Saint Patrick's Day (when it is dyed green), and over one of the many bridges.
- Chicago RiverMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Jun 26, 2014
My favorite waterway in all the Midwest. Yes, I've seen the Mississippi. There's a little park by the State Street Bridge where I used to go and sit and watch the world go by. It was great.
- Chicago RiverMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureFoodies+ 2Nov 25, 2012
A part of the city that outsiders don't often think about, the Chicago River is one of the sites that make the city so unique. Unfortunately, I can't say as much about the restaurants that line the river - great views, mediocre food. Hopefully I will eventually find an exception.
- Chicago RiverMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 5Mar 18, 2014
Before Chicago became the great city it now is the river flowed into Lake Michigan, now with Channel Locks being installed the river actually flows the opposite direction. Now its those same locks that are attempting to hold back the Asian Carp that would devastate the fish in Lake Michigan if they made there way in.Recommended for:
- Chicago RiverJul 05, 2012
If you're here on St. Patrick's Day, you'll be able to see them dye the river green. Otherwise, it's just nice little divider in the middle of downtown. You can walk along the river and there are also several restaurants with views of the river that a really nice.
- Chicago RiverFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
I can't believe that Chicago has such a distinguishing feature in the city itself that adds so much flare to the city's culture like a river. The Bay Area doesn't have a river ... and even if it did, it probably wouldn't be as cool as this Y-shaped stream snaking through the heart of Chicago in between the ginormously tall buildings of downtown Chicago. I love that there are side walk cafes and beautifully appointed architecture adorning the side of the river.
The architectural cruise is definitely a must take to take in all that the river has to offer. The river goes out into Michigan Lake on one side and you have an amazing view of Navy Pier from the end of the river where the Spiral has supposedly sprung (perhaps I'm wrong, haven't been there in 2 years!).
The Chicago river is truly one of a kind and it's a must see if you're in Chicago.