The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum celebrates Chicago's river and world-famous movable bridges by shining light on their significance to the city. Beginning at river level and spiraling five stories up, the museum provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a historic landmark bridgehouse. At river level, visitors can view the massive gears of Chicago's most famous movable bridge and then journey through time as they experience the story of the Chicago River. Once at the top of the bridgehouse, visitors are treated to magnificent 360 views of the city and river, and will gain a whole new perspective on the beauty and complexity that is Chicago. On select dates, you can see the bridge gears at work as they lift the bridge. See website for lift schedule and other special events. Spanish-led tours and unique Loop Around the Bridge tours are also available by contacting the museum in advance.