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City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, Chicago

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  • The Historic Water Tower is on the north end of the Magnificent Mile, and sits among modern sky scrapers. It is a beautiful old water tower, and worth a visit, if only to get a picture!  more »
  • It's right along the Magnificent Mile, and is one of the very few buildings that survived the Great Fire of 1871. Inside, there's a small exhibit on historic Chicago architecture. For enthusiasts, it'...  more »
  • It's one of the first watertowers built in the City of Chicago before the fire happened. It's incredible and its history RIGHT in front of you! Small photo gallery is inside with historical facts and ...  more »
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  • Neat spot for a quick 5 minute walkthrough. Lots of people protesting/evangelizing outside with megaphones trying to out yell each other though.
  • This historic structure survived the Great Fire and now has local art exhibits. My favorite one was on Cards Against Humanity. Always free.
  • Other than it's function as tourist landmark (& survivor of the great Chicago fire) the water tower often has a free gallery inside showcasing local artists, charities, and events. It's a great little gallery (although small) but a good way to break up the shopping and storefronts along Michigan Ave.
  • Stunning all day long! But the view at night is surreal!
  • nice place for tourist and locals alike

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