Explore the Chicago Riverwalk

Father Fishing With His Son On A RIver

Are you searching for a place that offers museums, water activities, and also an array of cafes?

Then look no further than the Chicago Riverwalk.

The Riverwalk spans 1.5 miles from Lake Shore Drive to Lake Street and was completed in 2016 to transform the Chicago River into a recreational destination. To date, the Chicago Riverwalk has earned nineteen international awards. It’s open to the public daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Highlights include:

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises

Board Chicago’s First Lady to learn about some of the city’s most iconic buildings. According to TripAdvisor, it’s the number one tour in Chicago. The passionate volunteer docents also provide a detailed narrative during the ninety-minute adventure.

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum is a five-story landmark filled with fascinating stories from the past. Visitors learn about the importance of protecting the river.  They can also explore exhibits such as The River’s WatershedThe Original Chicago River, and The Chicago River: A Meandering Prairie Stream.” Afterward, everyone can climb to the top of the Bridgehouse to enjoy a 360-degree view of the city.

Fishing on the Riverwalk

The jetty is one of six coves along the Riverwalk, and it’s where anglers can cast a line for an array of fish species. You can catch fish such as the large and smallmouth bass as well as carp, perch, crappie, bluegill, and even catfish.

Island Party Hut

The Island Party Hut offers a vibrant atmosphere with a Caribbean decor and the sounds of island music. The service is always attentive, and the restaurant is a fun place to meet friends as games include bocce ball and giant versions of Jenga and Connect Four. The menu includes bratwursts, smoked pulled pork, and Big Kahuna burgers, which can be enjoyed with a Mai Tai.

The Chicago Riverwalk is just one of the attractions near Catalyst Apartments. If you would like to call our community home, please contact our leasing agents. They’d love to give you a tour.

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