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The Chicago Water Tower

Visit the Chicago Water Tower and enjoy the tangibility to American history. Originally built in 1869, this limestone building was named the first American water landmark. This historic building sits in the middle of downtown Chicago between a bunch of modern skyscrapers reminding natives and visitors alike of our rich history. The Chicago Water Tower also has a photo gallery that rotates exhibits throughout the year.

Historic Landmark: The Chicago Water Tower is among the only buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 due to its limestone construction.

Free Admission:
Admission to the Water Tower Chicago photo gallery is always free!
INSIDER TIP: The photo gallery is a hidden gem within the Chicago Water Tower. Come on in and explore!

3. Early Blooming at Spring Flower Shows April 1-30

Picture 32April showers bring May flowers, but they bloom early with these conservatory flower shows. Enjoy gorgeous flowers long before they are blooming naturally outside. The shows take place at Garfield Park Conservatory and Lincoln Park Conservatory.

At Garfield Park, flowers include hydrangeas, spring flowering annuals, spring flowering perennials, and plenty of vibrant colors that will get you ready for the warm weather. There will even be azaleas that are descendents of azaleas on display at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. At Lincoln Park, the show has an impressive collection of palms, ferns, tropical plants and a show house under its Victorian-style glass house.