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* <see name="Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum" alt="" address="376 N Michigan Ave" directions="Lake CTA" phone="+1 312 977-0227" email="" fax="" hours="Th-M 10AM-5PM" price="$4 adults, $3 children 6-12 and seniors, children 5 and under free" url="http://bridgehousemuseum.org/home/"> Open late spring (mid-May), summer, and fall. A new, small museum spread over the five floors of the southwest tower of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Visitors can see displays on the history of Chicago's famously abused river, and also check out the machinery used for raising the bridge.</see>
 
*<see name="The Driehaus Museum" alt="" address="40 E Erie St" directions="Chicago Red Line" phone="+1 312 482 8933" url="http://www.driehausmuseum.org" hours="Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 12PM-5PM" price="" lat="" long="">Adorning the first floor are decorative arts from the collection of the museum's namesake, Richard H. Driehaus, with plenty of Tiffany stained glass. But it's the restored 1883 mansion itself that garners glowing reviews; inside are 17 different types of marble, hand-painted ceilings, carved exotic wood wainscoting and other marks of superior 19th-century craftsmanship. If you're interested in historic architecture and interior design, this is still a hidden gem without crowds. General admission is $20, but there are good senior and student discounts and occasional free programs that include admission.</see>
* <see name="Hancock Observatory" alt="" address="John Hancock Center, 875 N Michigan Ave" directions="Chicago Red Line" phone="1-888 875-8439" email="" fax="" hours="9AM-11PM" price="$15 adults, $10 children" url="http://hancockobservatory.com"> 360-degree view from the 94th floor. Not quite as high as the Sears Tower Skydeck, but with a [[Chicago skyline guide|better view]], and from January to March, an ice-skating rink! For drinks, see the Signature Room [[Chicago/Near North#Drink|below]].</see>
* <see name="Water Tower" alt="" address="Chicago Ave & Michigan Ave" directions="Chicago Red Line" phone="" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url=""> In 1871, when Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over the lantern in her barn — or was framed for the act, depending on who you ask — the Gothic Revival spires of Water Tower were only two years old. Today, along with the Pumping Station on the other side of the street, the Water Tower is the last, dream-like symbol of the Old Chicago that disappeared in the Fire. Surrounded by hotels and colossal department stores, it's also ''the'' icon of the new city that arose. At night, the Water Tower is lit from within, and it's a memorable sight. Inside, the vintage machinery is long gone (along with the water), and the plain interior is occasionally used as a gallery space.</see>
 
*<see name="The Driehaus Museum" alt="" address="40 E Erie St" directions="Chicago Red Line" phone="+1 312 482 8933" url="www.driehausmuseum.org" hours="Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 12PM-5PM" price="" lat="" long="">Adorning the first floor are decorative arts from the collection of the museum's namesake and founder, Richard H. Driehaus, with plenty of Tiffany stained glass. But it's the restored 1883 mansion itself that garners glowing reviews; inside are 17 different types of marble, hand-painted ceilings, carved exotic wood wainscoting and other marks of superior 19th-century craftsmanship. If you're interested in architecture and interior design, this is still a hidden gem without crowds. Tours are $5 plus a $20 admission fee for adults, but there are good senior and student discounts and occasional free programs that include admission.</see>
===Galleries===
Centered between the Merchandise Mart and the Chicago Brown Line station, with a few galleries that stray closer to [[Chicago/Lincoln Park-Old Town|Old Town]] or Michigan Avenue, River North boasts the largest arts and design district in North America outside of Manhattan. Art galleries tend to be concentrated closer to Chicago Avenue, with more design galleries closer to the Merchandise Mart. The entire area is walkable and makes for fun browsing. Although everything on display is for sale, admission is almost always free, and visitors needn't fear gallery owners putting on the hard sell.
* <eat name="Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse" alt="" address="1028 N Rush St" directions="Clark/Division Red Line" phone="+1 312 266-8999" email="" fax="" hours="11AM-midnight; bar 11AM-2AM" price="" url="http://gibsonssteakhouse.com/"> Look on the wall at the pictures of countless celebrities who have dined at Gibsons and you'll see why it's a must for those who want to stretch their wallets during a visit to Chicago. You may run into a celebrity yourself.</eat>
* <eat name="Lawry's Prime Rib" alt="" address="100 E Ontario St" directions="" phone="+1 312 787-5000" email="" faxurl="http://www.lawrysonline.com/lawrys-primerib/chicago" hours="Lunch M-Sa 11:30AM-2PM, Dinner M-Th 5-10:30PM, F-Sa 5-10PM, Su 3-10PM" price="" urllat="" long="" email="" fax="http://lawrysonline.com/theprimerib_chicago_gen_info.asp"> As elegant an interior as any Chicago restaurant can offer. Mind the dress code, and come carnivorous or don't come at all.</eat>
* <eat name="Naha" alt="" address="500 N Clark St" directions="" phone="+1 312 321-6242" email="" fax="" url="http://naha-chicago.com/" hours="Lunch: M-F 11:30AM-2PM, Dinner: M-Th 5:30PM-9:30PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-10PM" price="$40-80">An exceptional fusion restaurant headed by a star Armenian-American chef and specializing in Californian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes.</eat>
* <sleep name="Four Points by Sheraton Chicago" alt="" address="630 N Rush St" directions="" phone="+1 312 981-6600" url="http://fourpointschicago.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rooms from $275" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""> New hotel with 226 rooms and suites that include in-room refrigerators and microwaves; many rooms also feature balconies and whirlpool tubs. Service is excellent, and this is a good place to find cheap rates during slow periods.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile" alt="" address="10 E Grand Ave" directions="Grand Red Line" phone="+1 877 782-9444" email="" faxurl="http://hiltongardenchicago.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rooms from $229 a night" urllat="" long="" email="" fax="http://hiltongardenchicago.com"> Located just off the Magnificent Mile, and adjacent to the River North dining & entertainment area.</sleep>
* <sleep name="James Hotel Chicago" alt="" address="55 E Ontario St" directions="Grand Red Line" phone="+1 877 526-3755" email="" fax="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rooms from $279 a night" url="http://jameshotels.com/chicago/">A boutique hotel with a gym, restaurant, and modern touches such as large LCD TV's, iPod docks, and martini glasses in the mini-bar.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Omni Chicago Hotel" alt="" address="676 N Michigan Ave" directions="Chicago Red Line" phone="+1 312 944-6664" email="" fax="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rooms from $229" url="http://omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Chicago.aspx"> Among the amenities are an indoor swimming pool and two rooftop sundecks.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers" alt="" address="301 E North Water St" directions="Grand Red Line" phone="+1 877-242-2558" url="http://sheratonchicago.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rooms from $199 a night" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""> Does enormous business for business meetings On the Chicago River, within walking distance of Navy Pier and conventionsMagnificent Mile. Most rooms offer views over the Chicago River. Among the amenities are an indoor swimming pool and a health club. The hotel has a Shula's steak house (Shula, a Chicago Burger Company, a LB's) Bistro & Pâtisserie and a burger joint, as well as an indoor swimming poolJava Bar.</sleep>
* <sleep name="The Talbott Hotel" alt="" address="20 E Delaware Pl" directions="Chicago Red Line" phone="+1 312 944-4970" email="" fax="" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rooms from $209 a night" url="http://talbotthotel.com/"> 16-story boutique hotel down the block from the Hancock. Though built in 1927, they tout their eco-friendly updates. ''Crain's'' ranked it the city's best hotel for business travelers.</sleep>
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