Naperville, Illinois: Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon

Giant, modernist bell tower built in 1999. A strange sight in otherwise architecturally normal Naperville.
Address:
433 Aurora Ave., Naperville, IL
Directions:
Parking lot for the Tower is on the north side of Aurora Ave., about 1.5 miles east of its intersection with US Hwy 34.
Hours:
Group tours by appt only. (Call to verify)
Phone:
630-848-3540
Admission:
Free
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Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon

This is actually a musical instrument (a carillon), and it is one of the biggest in the world with 72 bells. It is played similar to a piano.

[Scott Itter, 09/05/2017]
Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon

The Moser Tower and Millennium Carillon was built in 1999 to "ring" in the new millennium. It is 160 feet tall, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty. The Carillon at Moser tower has 72 bells, and is open for visitors (after concerts) in the summer months, but is closed in the winter. You get to see how the instrument is played, and sometimes they let you ring the bells!

[Ben Perdue, 03/25/2016]

The modernist tower resembles a 160-foot-long spaceship that has crashed nose-first into the grass of Naperville. It's supposed to be fun to climb the tower, but you can only do so in groups of 10 or more, and only by scheduling a tour in advance.

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