The Biography of Chicagos Marina City
Things to see and do at Marina City
Four furnished model apartments on the 48th floor of the West Tower are open to the public weekdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at the information desk in the residential lobby.
The observation deck on the 61st floor of the East Tower at Marina City offers a 360 [degree] panorama view of Chicago in the open-air. It is a perfect place for photographing the city. Weather permitting, the observation deck is open May thru September from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A 110 x 50 foot ice skating rink at the State Street entrance of the residential towers is open to the public from October through April every day except Monday from noon to 10:00 p.m. The ice rink is complete with skate shop, warming room and professional skaters for private or class instruction.
During the summer months, the ice skating rink features an outdoor art and sculpture exhibition. Some of the Midwests most outstanding sculptors have exhibited at Marina City. The hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.
On the fourth floor of the office building is a 38-lane bowling arena with a cocktail lounge. Spencers Marina City bowling offers the only open bowling in the Loop area.
National Design Center
The newest in products for the home may be viewed at the National Design Center. Its Chicagos showcase of displays on textiles, furniture, accessories, art, building materials. Enter on the Dearborn Street side of the commercial building and gather armfuls of literature between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday or from 10:30 to 5:30 p.m. weekends. Free admission.
Within the drug and liquor store is a perfume boutique with an extensive collection of perfumes, colognes and toilet waters from the worlds finest houses. Experts are on hand to let you sample and choose the perfect scene for you or for gifts. The boutique is open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sundays and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. holidays.
The gourmet shop in the lobby of the residential towers has everything from mussels to macadamia nuts. Here you can see a most unusual sampling of food items gathered from all over the world. Visit the gourmet shop to add an unusual touch to your next party menu. Shopping hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturdays and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sundays.
For something different, try the deep sea atmosphere of PIER TOO. Hearty food and spirits are served Monday thru Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Closed Sunday. The most vigorous captain will enjoy the Rathskeller buffet luncheon or a full steak dinner.
|Last updated 07-Dec-14|
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