Chicago: Must See Chicago 90 minute Walking Tour

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This introductory tour to Chicago, features some of its most famous buildings, including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Chicago Theatre, and more

Highlights

  • Discover Chicago's famous landmark buildings
  • See shining examples of Beaux Arts, Art Deco, Modernist & Post-Modernist architecture
  • Learn from your local expert guide, trained by the Chicago Architecture Center
  • Enjoy free entry to the exhibits at the Chicago Architecture Center

Description

Starting at the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), this tour gives you an overview of many of the must see buildings and landmarks in the City of Chicago. Led by an expert guide who has been rigorously trained by the CAC to be equal parts storyteller and educator, you will get a fantastic introduction to the city’s wide variety of architectural styles, construction methods, and materials. There is so much to see downtown, and this tour makes it easy and fun to learn about some of the buildings that make Chicago’s architecture world-class. There are lots of photo opportunities along the way, so be sure to bring your camera! The tour covers three of the main focal points of Downtown Chicago – the Chicago Loop, the heart of historic Chicago; the Chicago River, the lifeblood of the city; and Millennium Park, where the iconic “The Bean” sculpture is located. Landmark buildings covered on this tour include soaring modernist skyscrapers (Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, and AON Building), buildings paying homage to classical styles (Wrigley Building, Tribune Building, the Chicago Theatre, and the Art Institute of Chicago), Art Deco edifices (Carbide & Carbon Building and the Chicago Board of Trade Building), and recently completed skyscrapers (Aqua & Trump Tower). Finally, admission to the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) is also included with your walking tour ticket. CAC exhibits focus on Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, housing types, leading architects and future projects, and include the largest scale model of the city, with more than 4,250 miniature buildings and a cinematic backdrop animating key moments in its history. The stories of the city begin at the CAC. 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

90-minute walking tour Certified guide from the Chicago Architecture Center Admission to the Chicago Architecture Center Exhibits (normally $15)

Important Information

  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour
  • Due to COVID, the tour cannot go inside any of the buildings at this time
  • This tour is unable to provide secure storage for luggage or strollers
  • Tours depart rain or shine

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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