Chicago architecture tour inside the Loop
Activities

Chicago architecture tour inside the Loop

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Get an intimate look at one of Frank Lloyd Wright's first masterpieces
  • Discover the Secret Glass Mosaics of Chicago
  • Marvel at the intricate golden Palmer House Peacock Doors
  • Get up close with the largest Tiffany Glass Dome in the world
What to expect

Explore Chicago's most impressive architecture and its most storied buildings during this two-hour walking tour inside the Loop. You'll hear the stories of the colorful characters that brought this city to world prominence, marvel at the golden Palmer House Peacock Doors and the largest Tiffany Glass Dome in the world.

Your morning starts at the Monadnock Building. With a base six feet thick, and tapering as it goes up, this engineering marvel is the tallest load-bearing brick building ever constructed. In fact, it's two buildings in one. That's just one of so many innovations in skyscraper design that you'll learn about on your tour of The Loop.

As you stroll through the financial district with your local guide, you’ll revel in Chicago’s imposing Art Deco architecture, designed to make you look up. Towering above you, atop the magnificent Board of Trade Building you’ll see the three-storey statue of Ceres, the Greek goddess of corn and wheat looming over the Chicago skyline.

Then, it’s on to the Rookery where you’ll enter a breathtaking lobby designed by a young Frank Lloyd Wright. Throughout the tour you’ll be astounded by the details you'll discover behind doors you would never have opened on your own - like secret glass mosaics.

Sites visited:

  • Monadnock Building
  • Chicago Board of Trade Building (interior)
  • Federal Reserve Building
  • Rookery Building (interior)
  • Marquette Building (interior)
  • Inland Steel
  • Palmer House (interior)
  • Carson Pirie Scott
  • Marshall Field and Company (interior)
  • Chicago Cultural Center (interior)
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Guided walking tour
    • Enter into 6 Iconic Buildings
    Reduced price
    • Children (2-14)
    • Infants (0-1): free
    Where

    55 W Jackson Blvd (Monadnock Building), Chicago, IL 60604

    Meeting point:

    Meet us 15 minutes prior to the tour start time in front of the coffee shop called Inteligencia.

    What to remember
    • This is a walking tour. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
    • All sites are visited from the exterior unless otherwise noted
    • Maximum 20 people per group
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    Provider
    Walks US
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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