On Chicago's Riverwalk just off The Magnificent Mile
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. GPS users enter 112 E. Wacker Drive.
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. View accessibility info here.
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
LAZ Parking Services Garage
111 E. Wacker Dr. (Illinois Center)
The parking garage entrance is the first driveway on Wacker Drive east of Michigan Avenue. This garage is directly across the street from the stairway to our dock and next door to the Chicago Architecture Center.
Receive a discount for up to 4 hours of parking at the LAZ garage at 111 E. Wacker Dr. If you park longer than 4 hours, discount is no longer valid (see rates).
1-3 Hours: $14 (with validation)
3-4 Hours: $15 (with validation)
After 4 hours, rates revert to:
2-12 Hours: $29
12-18 Hours: $35
18-24 Hours: $44
- You must have your parking ticket stamped at our ticket window or bar onboard the boat to receive the discounted rate.
- Tickets stamped at the bar must be further validated at parking garage onsite office prior to departing garage.
- Avoid the need for validation by making a self parking reservation online.
Directions Via Public Transit
Via CTA's Red Line
Exit at Lake Street Station and proceed east 2 blocks to the east side of Michigan Avenue. Continue north to Wacker Drive. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Wacker Drive.
Via CTA's Blue Line
Exit at Washington Street Station and proceed east 3 blocks to the east side of Michigan Avenue. Continue north to Wacker Drive. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Wacker Drive.
Via CTA's Green, Brown, Orange and Pink Lines
Exit at State/Lake St. Station and proceed east 2 blocks to the east side of Michigan Avenue. Continue north to Wacker Drive. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Wacker Drive.
Via CTA Bus
Take the 151 bus, which runs north and south along Michigan Avenue. Exit at Wacker Drive and walk across intersections to the Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Look for our 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.
Accessing the Dock Area via Ramp
Our boats board at the Riverwalk level, located down a two-level staircase, at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. For guests on foot who are unable to use stairs, there is a ramp available to access the Riverwalk:
Ramp at Wacker Drive & State Street: This ramp is ADA-compliant. Once at Riverwalk level, proceed east 2 blocks until you see our blue ticket office awnings just past the Michigan Avenue Bridge underpass.
About the Mobility Access Drop-Off Area
The drop-off area is on the same level as our dock. See directions to access drop-off area. After dropping off your passenger, you have two options for parking:
Metered Parking: Located on Lower Lower Wacker Drive (steps from the drop-off area) and payable with a credit card.
Discounted Parking at LAZ Garage (111 E. Wacker Drive): Garage entrance accessible via Upper Wacker Drive.
Please note, guests arriving by taxi will want to prearrange pick-up because no taxis are waiting on the lower lower level.