On The Magnificent Mile at Riverside Gardens
Just 3 Blocks North of Millennium Park
Our tours depart from the Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Look for our blue awning at the top of the stairway.
Chicago's Riverwalk winds along the South Side of the Chicago River welcoming pedestrians to enjoy Chicago from a unique perspective while strolling along the River's edge under the State Street, Wabash Avenue and Michigan Avenue bridges. If you'd like to avoid the stairway, there are convenient ramps located nearby at State St. & Wabash Ave. Click here for more info.
Mercury Ticket Box Office on Chicago’s Riverwalk. Look for the blue awning at the southeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive.
Please use 112 E. Wacker Dr. for GPS Navigation.
Parking and Access
Parking is available across the street at ABM Systems Parking Garage (111 E. Wacker Dr.). A reduced rate is offered for Mercury customers of $14 for 1-3 hours or $15 for 3-4 hours of parking. Simply have your parking ticket stamped at the Mercury Box Office to recieve the discount.
For shopping, dining, and lodging on the Magnificent Mile,
For guests needing accessible accommodations,
Please visit www.cruisechicago.com/location/accessible_drop_off_area/
We encourage the use of public transit to and from our dock.
For more info, visit www.transitchicago.com
Directions Via Public Transit
Via CTA's Red Line or Blue Line
Exit at Washington Street Station and proceed east and cross to the East side of Michigan Avenue. Turn left and proceed north along the east side of the Michigan Avenue sidewalk, cross the Wacker Drive intersection and look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.
Via CTA's Green, Brown, Orange and Pink Lines
Exit State and Lake St. Station and proceed east to the East side of Michigan Avenue and walk north along the Michigan Avenue sidewalk, cross the Wacker Dr. intersection and look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.
Via CTA Bus
Take the 151 which runs north and south along Michigan Avenue. Exit at Wacker Drive and walk across intersections to South East corner of the Bridge and look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.
From I-90/I-94 Kennedy/Edens Expressways
As you begin to enter downtown Chicago exit on right at OHIO STREET. Continue Eastbound on Ohio Street and turn Right (South) on WABASH AVENUE. Cross over the Chicago River and turn left (East) at first street, WACKER DR. Continue Eastbound on Wacker Drive. Cross through the Michigan Avenue intersection and look for the first driveway East of Michigan Ave., on your right which is 111 E. Wacker Dr. / Systems Parking Garage. It is a self park facility and is available to our customers on a space available basis. Walk across the Street (North) and look for the Blue Awning marking the stairway down to our Riverside Gardens Dock and Mercury Skyline Cruiseline.
From I-290 Eisenhower Expressway
Continue east through the old Post Office and continue to Michigan Avenue. You must go straight at that light, but get ready to turn left at the next light which will take you Northbound onto Michigan Avenue. Travel past Millennium Park and continue North to Wacker Dr. Turn Right onto Wacker Dr. and take the first right hand driveway into the 111 E. Wacker Drive Parking facility..
From Lakeshore Drive North or Southbound
Exit at Wacker Drive (Upper) and continue Westbound. Parking is on your left at 111 E. Wacker Dr. Look for our Blue Awning when walking to the dock, which is located at the SouthEast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge.
TRAFFIC WARNING: The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently announced that several lane closures on the expressway system surrounding the Jane Byrne Interchange in downtown Chicago have been scheduled for four weekends starting August 21. The closures are required for the installation of steel beams that will support the deck of the new flyover bridge linking the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (westbound Interstate 90/94) to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway (westbound Interstate 290). Please allow extra travel time to ensure you make it to your destinations on time!
Expressway Closures and Detour Routes:
(above graphic from Chicago Tribune)
Aug. 19 evening through Aug. 31 morning
Inbound Kennedy Expressway (eastbound 1-90/94) ramp to inbound Congress Parkway will be closed. Detour using Roosevelt Road exit, Jefferson Street, Harrison Street and Wells Street to connect to Congress Parkway.
Weekend 1 & 2: Aug. 21-23 and Aug. 28-30
Inbound Congress Parkway (eastbound I-290) at the Byrne Interchange will close at 10:00 pm both Fridays. Traffic can still access the I-90/94 exit ramps. A detour will direct traffic to the outbound Dan Ryan's Roosevelt Road exit, Jefferson Street, Harrison Street and Wells Street to connect with Congress Parkway.
Outbound Eisenhower (I-290) at the Byrne Interchange will close by 5:00 am both Saturdays. Traffic can still access the I-90/94 exit ramps. A detour will direct traffic to Wells Street, Harrison Street, Jefferson Street, Van Buren Street and Ashland Avenue to connect with the Eisenhower. Lower Wacker Drive also will follow this same detour.
Both directions of the Kennedy and Dan Ryan (I-90/94), northbound and southbound, between Ohio Street and 18th Street will be reduced to one lane at 8:00 pm Saturday, with all lanes closed for 15-minute intervals between 10:00 pm Saturday and 7:00 am Sunday. All lanes will be reopened by 10:00 am Sunday. A recommended detour will direct traffic in both directions to the outbound Eisenhower's Ashland Avenue exit and entrance ramps to access the Kennedy and Dan Ryan again from the inbound Eisenhower.
All lanes on Congress Parkway will reopen and the previous traffic configuration restored by 5:00 am Monday.
Weekend 3 &4: Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 16-18
An overview of the closures and traffic impacts for these weekends can be found on the Beam Placement Interstate Closures Fact Sheet.
Dynamic Message Signs and traffic control aides with the city's Office of Emergency Management & Communications will be throughout the area during these weekends to help maintain the flow of traffic.
All of the scheduled closures are weather dependent. They will be rescheduled for other weekends if the work cannot proceed due to unfavorable conditions.
Detailed closure information, other ongoing impacts to traffic, background information about the project, and a streaming high-resolution view of the work zone can be found on the project website: circleinterchange.org.