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Water Tower Place
Water Tower Place

Water Tower Place

Mon–Sat 10am–9pm; Sun 11am–6pm
835 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611

The basics

Unveiled in 1975, Water Tower Place is one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers, and its attached mall is a major downtown shopping destination. Home to upwards of 100 shops, including the American Girl Place, Macy’s, and other popular national brands, the mall also houses numerous casual and sit-down dining options, a theater (Broadway in Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse), and the small Chicago Sports Museum, located within Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch eatery.

Given its convenient location right on the Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place can be glimpsed during hop-on hop-off bus tours and neighborhood excursions. It’s also easy to stop by for an independent shopping trip.

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Things to know before you go

  • Shoppers aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult after 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Wheelchairs and strollers are available to rent by request.
  • The Water Tower Place Parking Garage also includes electric vehicle charging stations.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available on site, though you may need to register your email address for access.
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How to get there

To access Water Tower Place by the El, take the Brown Line to Chicago station. Water Tower Place is also served by numerous bus lines, including the 3, 26, 66, 143, 146, 147, 148, and 151. Alternatively, it can be reached on foot, by car, or by bike.

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Trip ideas

When to get there

The Water Tower Place Mall is open from morning to evening Monday–Saturday, with much shorter hours on Sundays. Note that its restaurants and theater may have different hours, so it’s worth researching in advance.

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The Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place

The Broadway Playhouse has occupied Water Tower Place in its current incarnation since 2010, and today it showcases a range of hugely popular musicals and shows. Recent highlights range from Hamilton and Cats to Les Misérables and, fittingly, Chicago.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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