Top American Roadside Attractions
Leaning Tower Niles
The Midwestern version of the Italian classic is only half as tall (94 ft. to Pisas 177 ft.) and half as leaning (7.4 ft. off of vertical vs. the Italians 15 ft. lean), but the Leaning Tower of Niles makes an outstanding snapshot if you cant fly halfway around the world. Built in 1934, Niles leaning tower once stood in front of a YMCA but is now the center of a park. Couple a visit to the tower with a swing by the first franchised McDonalds in nearby Des Plaines, and you can even catch a flight out of OHare airport, only a 15 min. drive away.