DPI Location

The Discovery Partners Institute is currently located on the fourth floor of the office complex at 200 South Wacker Drive in Chicago. It is directly west of Willis Tower on the banks of the Chicago River. It can be reached by air, bus, train, and automobile. We are just steps away from Union Station, CTA trains and the water taxis.

DPI is bordered by Wacker Drive to the east (across the street from Willis Tower), Adams Street to the north and the Chicago River to the west. The main entrance is at the intersection of Wacker and Adams.

Getting There

 

Once You've Arrived

In the building main lobby, show your photo ID to Security. Security will confirm that your name has been submitted as a guest and you will be given access to the elevators. Please choose the elevator bank closest to the main entrance to get to the 4th floor.

Parking

Many metered parking spaces are available near DPI. The building does not offer public parking and we recommend using a parking app to find the most convenient and reasonably priced parking. Otherwise Tower Self Park (211 W. Adams St) is approximately 1 block away on the east side of Willis Tower. Enter off Adams or Franklin Streets.

Hotel Information

Feel free to stay at any of the nearby hotels. La Quinta is offering a discounted rate to discounted rate to visitors.

Club Quarters – 111 W. Adams St. | 312.214.6400
JW Marriott ‚Äč– 151 W. Adams St. | 1.312.660.8200
La Quinta Chicago Downtown – 1 S. Franklin | 312.558.1020 press 4, ext. 5533

La Quinta Chicago Downtown provides a 20% discount for individuals and groups. Select desired dates and number of guests per room, then select "rate type" drop down menu and us the promo code DPI77. Choose search and continue until reservation is complete.

By Air

Chicago O’Hare and Midway International Airports both serve Chicago and both are connected to CTA transit. From O'Hare, use the CTA blue line and exit at Monroe Street station. From Midway, use the CTA orange line and exit at Quincy State station.

By CTA Bus or Train

200 South Wacker Drive is served by several nearby buses and trains. Orange, Brown, Purple, and Pink lines all stop at the closest station: Quincy Street. The Blue (Monroe Street) and Red (Jackson Street) lines are both walkable. Use TransitChicago.com to plot your route via Google Maps.

By Bicycle

If you have your own bike, 200 S. Wacker Drive has bike racks on the south side of the building. Some Chicago streets have designated bike lanes. Please check the City of Chicago’s website for more details. You can also use a map app and select bike as the mode of transportation. Chicago also offers Divvy Bikes, a bike share program throughout the city. There are single ride and daily plans available.

By Metra Train

Metra is the Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transit Authority serving the greater Chicagoland area. Many trains arrive at Union, Ogilvie, and Randolph Street Stations. Union Station is the closest (The east exit from Union Station is right across the Chicago River from DPI. Follow the signs to the Adams Street exit.) and Ogilvie is only a few blocks further to the north. Randolph Street Station is under Millennium Park to the east of the Chicago Loop. Walking across the loop is an option or use TransitChicago.com to determine CTA bus options. The shared bike program Divvy bikes can also be a fun way to travel to your final destination. Train schedules vary by day so check the Metra website routes and timing. The South Shore Line from South Bend, Indiana to the Millennium Park Station may also be an option if you are traveling from east of Chicago.

By Amtrak Train

Amtrak provides daily rail passenger service between Chicago and numerous cities. Reservations may be obtained by calling the national number (800-872-7245). The east exit from Union Station is right across the Chicago River from DPI. Follow the signs to the Adams Street exit.

By Bus

The downtown Chicago bus stations for Greyhound, Indian Trails and other lines are at 630 West Harrison and 225 South Canal (at Union Station across the river from DPI). Please check the appropriate bus line websites for specific route information.