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Top 200 Places: Mercury Canine Cruises in Chicago

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Mercury Canine Cruises
Michigan Ave. & Wacker Dr.

Every Sunday during the summer months, bring your pooch and enjoy a Canine Cruise. Mercury Skyline Cruiseline offers a cruise just for dogs (and their people) every Sunday at 10 am (boarding begins at 9:30 am) from about July through September. The cruise is about 90 minutes long. The river and lakefront cruise highlights downtown Chicago landmarks. Food and drinks are not sold on the boats, but you can bring your own in non-breakable containers. Tour prices are $23 per adult, $10 per child 12 and under, and $7.00 per dog. Prices are subject to change. Advance reservations are not required. Tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Sundays and cash only please (no credit cards). The boat departs at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, on the Chicago River and below the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Validated discount parking is available at 111 East Wacker Drive.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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