Attractions

Make your shopping trip something to remember. Discover all of the activities, attractions, and entertainment located close to Water Tower Place.

The Art Institute of Chicago

Voted #1 museum in the world by TripAdvisor Travelers.
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Broadway in Chicago

Visit this intimate and unique venue in the heart of the Magnificent Mile and see a show today.
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Broadway Playhouse

This venue, located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, gives Broadway In Chicago the ability to attract productions better suited for an intimate theatre, and this intimate and unique venue has allowed the company to expand the theatrical experiences offered.
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Buckingham Fountain

While in operation, the Fountain produces a major water display for 20 minutes every hour.   During the major display, a center jet shoots water to a height of 150 feet into the air. Major displays begin daily at 9:00 AM and continue thereafter, every hour on the hour. 
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Cadillac Theater


The Palace Theatre opened at the corner of Randolph and LaSalle Streets in Chicago on October 4, 1926. The restored theatre was reopened during the fall of 1999, with the premiere of Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA. Since then, the Cadillac Palace has been the home to several pre-Broadway hits including THE PRODUCERS – THE NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL and MAMMA MIA!, long-run engagements of Disney’s THE LION KING and Oprah Winfrey presents THE COLOR PURPLE, plus the national tour premieres of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh present MARY POPPINS and Dreamworks’ SHREK THE MUSICAL. 
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Chicago Children's Museum

While in operation, the Fountain produces a major water display for 20 minutes every hour.   During the major display, a center jet shoots water to a height of 150 feet into the air. Major displays begin daily at 9:00 AM and continue thereafter, every hour on the hour. 
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Chicago Crime Tours

Escape into Chicago's underworld on a crime and mob bus tour.  Some of the world’s most famous criminals, mobsters and gangsters bamboozled their way through Chicago. Tour on-and-off a luxury, climate controlled bus and enjoy sightseeing famous Chicago crime scenes from the 19th century through modern times. Explore several historic crime scenes by foot, including where Chicago gangsters John Dillinger and Hymie Weiss stood just before their deaths.
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Chicago Sports Museum

The Chicago Sports Museum combines high-tech interactive experiences—including skill challenges and simulated experiences—with unique sports memorabilia and an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts. The exhibits are organized around five major zones and were designed by Lincolnwood, Illinois-based Luci Creative and Chicago-based Next/Now.
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Chicago Theatre

In 1986, Chicago Theatre Restoration Associates, with assistance from the City of Chicago, bought and saved the theatre from demolition and began a meticulous nine-month multi-million dollar restoration undertaken by Chicago architects Daniel P. Coffey & Associates, Ltd. and interior design consultants A.T. Heinsbergen & Co. of Los Angeles, interior design consultants. The Chicago Theatre reopened on September 10, 1986 with a gala performance by Frank Sinatra.

Since that time, an array of the entertainment world's brightest stars and greatest productions have graced the stage, including Allman Brothers Band, Arcade Fire, Blues Traveler, Kelly Clarkson, Harry Connick Jr, Ellen DeGeneres, Aretha Franklin, Kathy Griffin, Gipsy Kings, Indigo Girls, Alicia Keys, David Letterman, Lyle Lovett, Oasis, Dolly Parton, Prince, Diana Ross, Van Morrison, Widespread Panic and Robin Williams.
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The Field Museum

The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.
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Grant Park

Proudly referred to as "Chicago's Front Yard," Grant Park is a 319-acre public park located in Chicago’s central business district in the Loop Community area. Grant Park’s most notable features include Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum Campus. 
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Guaranteed Rate Field

Home of the Chicago White Sox. From the Party Deck to the XFINITY Fundamentals area, to the Guaranteed Rate Club and Club Level, Guaranteed Rate Field has a lot to offer Chicago fans.
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Historic Water Tower

The Chicago Water Tower is the city’s most familiar and treasured landmark. Constructed between 1867 and 1869, it was created for Chicago’s municipal water system, and originally housed a 135 foot iron standpipe used to regulate water pressure. It gained special significance as one of the few buildings to survive the destructive path of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
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John Hancock Center

Since its completion in 1970, JOHN HANCOCK CENTER stands as the pre-eminent address for local, national and international business. With its significant architecture, solid steel foundation and captivating views of four states, JOHN HANCOCK CENTER's iconic presence in Chicago's skyline serves to amplify the profiles of the diverse and important businesses within its fold. Nowhere but JOHN HANCOCK CENTER has such a distinguished address.
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Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.
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Millennium Park

Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.
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Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Located one block east of the historic Water Tower, the MCA champions the provocative side of contemporary art and culture. 
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Museum of Science and Industry

One of the largest science museums in the world, MSI has both an illustrious history and a focus on the future of science and science education.
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Navy Pier

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.
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Oriental Theatre

As one of the first motion picture palaces whose décor was inspired by the Far East, Chicago's Oriental Theatre opened to much fanfare on May 8, 1926.
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Shedd Aquarium

One of the world's largest indoor aquariums!
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Soldier Field

an American football stadium located in the Near South Side of Chicago, Illinois.
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Toyota Park

The heart of soccer for much of the Midwest and a must-see destination for world-class concerts and other sporting events. Each year, more than a half million people go by the stadium's trademark brick arch, many achieving or reliving what has become a rite of passage for sports and music fans alike.
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United Center

The United Center, home to the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls, is the largest arena in the United States. Construction was begun in April of 1992, with the ribbon cutting ceremony being held on August 18, 1994.

Since opening, the United Center has hosted over 200 events each year. Some of the events the United Center has been proud to host include the 1996 Democratic National Convention, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, U2, The Who, The 3 Tenors, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney on Ice, the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Great Eight Classic, Illinois College Basketball, and Champions on Ice.
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Willis Tower

The new Willis Tower will provide one of the most compelling and dynamic work, dining, shopping and entertainment environments available in any city.
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Wrigley Field

A baseball park located on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two Major League Baseball franchises.
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