Odyssey Chicago River directions and parking information

Odyssey Chicago River Directions & Parking

455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr • Chicago, IL 60611
Odyssey Chicago River is docked near NBC Tower at 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr, on the north side of the River Esplanade between Columbus Drive and Michigan Avenue. 

If you are arriving by ride-share or taxi we recommend asking your ride to drop you off at the Cityfront Plaza Dr. roundabout nearest the river. You'll find the stairs right between the NBC Tower and Gleacher Center. You'll be able to see our ticket booth from the bottom of the stairs.

Drop Off

You can walk down to our docking location on the Chicago River from Cityfront Plaza – right between the NBC Tower and Gleacher Center. We recommend that you ask your ride drop you off at the Cityfront Plaza roundabout. 


Limited parking for Odyssey Chicago River is available at 225 E. North Water Street, on the LOWER level. GPS is notoriously unreliable on the lower levels, please familiarize yourself with the directions below: 

  • There are two entrances for this lot: Enter at 225 (lower) E. North Water St. at the intersection of lower E. North Water and lower St. Clair. The entry gate is located on the south side of the intersection, look for the black sign reading "NBC Tower Parking" in white text. You will also see black and red signs for Legacy Parking. If you continue traveling east on E. North Water St., you will reach the 2nd entrance for this lot.
  • You may also enter at 265 (lower) E. North Water St. From the intersection of Columbus and Illinois St., take Illinois St. east for roughly 2 blocks, until you reach N McClurg Ct. Make a right on McClurg Ct, and continue driving south. Take your first right onto E. North Water, and continue traveling west down E. North Water St. into the "underground tunnel". Once you are "underground," continue driving west on E. North Water St. for roughly 2 blocks and the facility entrance will be on the south side (left-hand side) of E. North Water St. The entrance to the lot will have a black sign stating "NBC Tower Parking LEGACY PARKING". PLEASE NOTE, you are parking in an OPEN LOT, not a garage.

Spot Hero Parking

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.
To reserve your parking spot, visit the Odyssey Chicago SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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