So, so weird. We've heard about this for years, and finally thought we'd check out the 1/2 size replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in...Niles, Illinois. This northwest suburb boasts the replica (which serves as a utility water tower), as well as some lovely fountains and seating areas all around. Last year we were lucky to visit Pisa for a local wedding, and our hotel was a stone's throw from the real tower. Now that we're back home and longing for an escape, we thought our ten minutes in Niles was pretty fun (and funny). Ever been?
Find info on the Niles tower here; located at 6300 W. Touhy Avenue in Niles, IL.