Chicago: Icons Guided Architecture Walking Tour

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Explore Chicago's iconic architecture on a lively walking tour around the city with an expert guide and visit the galleries of the Chicago Architecture Center.

Highlights

  • Gaze at the many architectural styles of Chicago
  • Learn about the connections between the past and present
  • Discover what inspires design today
  • Hear interesting facts and stories about each building from your guide

Description

See the best of Chicago's architecture and walk past buildings from the 1890s to the present. Discover the latest in architecture from Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, and Adrian Smith. Make seven stops in downtown Chicago, featuring the famous 19th-Century Commercial style, Beaux-Arts, Mid-Century Modern and Postmodern buildings. Compare and contrast a wide range of buildings with varying architectural styles and see how older structures connect to new skyline additions. Finally, finish your tour with a visit to beautiful Millennium Park, where world-class art and architecture combine, creating a unique urban fabric. Tickets purchased for experiences run by the Chicago Architecture Center help build the greater Chicago community. When you hit the pavement on a walking tour, set sail on an award-winning river cruise (Chicago's First Lady), or visit the Center, you’re helping fund Chicago Architecture Center education initiatives like Girls Build!, Teen Fellows and the Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition. Or you may be helping to keep programs like Open House Chicago free for participants for years to come. As a certified nonprofit, all Chicago Architecture Center ticket purchases directly support local education efforts and community engagement projects.

Includes

Certified and professional guide Admission to the galleries of the Chicago Architecture Center

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine Storage for luggage or strollers is not available

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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