Final weeks of Moser Tower tours will be resplendent
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Sept. 26, 2007) – The first tree leaves are starting to slip into their fall colors, and what better way to enjoy them than high above the canopies of Naperville’s wooded Riverwalk?
Since it opened to the public on July 29, Moser Tower has hosted more than 1,500 visitors, who marveled from the tower’s 135-foot observation deck at the unobstructed view around DuPage and Kane counties and, on clear days, the Chicago skyline.
With the tower scheduled to close its 2007 season at the end of October, weather permitting, the Millennium Carillon Foundation (MCF) and the Naperville Park District invite fall color aficionados to come enjoy the brilliant display of reds, golds and purples from a unique local vantage. Be sure to bring your camera.
“The turnout at Moser Tower these last couple of months has been just what we hoped for,” said Brien Nagle, MCF president. “Local residents and visitors from neighboring communities, from out of state, sometimes from outside the U.S. have climbed to the top and written remarks in the visitor’s center reception book that confirm what a jewel the carillon and tower are to Naperville.”
Moser Tower tours are available every 30 minutes on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $3 for ages 5 and older. Children ages 4 and under are admitted free but anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Register for a tour at the visitor’s center next to Moser Tower.
The 14-story-tall Moser Tower is home to the Millennium Carillon, a 72-bell instrument that began its annual summer recital series in July 2000. Carillon recitals are performed regularly through October at noon on Wednesdays and at 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
At the end of October, public tours of the carillon and Moser Tower will stop for the winter season but begin again in spring 2008.
About the Millennium Carillon Foundation
The Millennium Carillon Foundation is an Illinois not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to create a cultural cornerstone that is a living commemorative of the Naperville Spirit. The Millennium Carillon exists today because of the generous gifts of time and financial resources of thousands of Naperville residents and businesses. Donations are still being accepted by the Foundation at (630) 527-2188 to continue to enhance Moser Tower, the Millennium Carillon and surrounding grounds.