McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
376 N. Michigan Ave., Riverwalk Level
Chicago, Ill. 60601
Cost: $4, $3 kids 6-12 and seniors 62+, free kids 5 and under
Hours: May 11-Oct. 31, 2013. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Monday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
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 360-degree views of the city and river, and will gain a whole new perspective on the beauty and complexity that is Chicago. On select dates, visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at the gears in motion as they lift the Michigan Avenue Bridge. See website for bridge lift details, tours, and other special events.
May 26, 2013