Chicago Architecture Crash Course Walking Tour

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Activity Highlights
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Pass By: Carbide and Carbon Building, 230 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-5906

Consider its architecture and history

Pass By: Aqua Tower, 225 N Columbus Dr Ste 220, Chicago, IL 60601-7910

Consider its architecture and history

Stop At: Maggie Daley Park, 337 East Randolf Street, Chicago, IL 60601-7403

Talk about its connection to the history of architecture and the future of the city. Tour ends here so guests can continue exploring

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Michigan Avenue Bridge, 333 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-3901

Discover the history of this area from before Chicago was founded to the present day, and go down to the bridge's underground layer for a beautiful view of the Chicago River

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chicago Pedway, Chicago, IL

Use the Pedway to navigate the city's underground layers

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chicago River, Chicago, IL

View the river from the lower level of the Michigan Ave bridge, and consider its importance to the city's history

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Illinois Center, 233 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-5519

Learn about modernism and Mies van der Rohe's architectural innovations

Duration: 10 minutes

Activity Details
This fun and creative Chicago architecture walking tour puts architecture in context of the arts and pop culture.
Departure & Return
Departure Point343 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
ReturnMaggie Daley Park, 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
What's Included
  • Shared iPads with historic photos and video clips
  • Engaging tour guide commentary
  • Special gifts
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • MEETING POINT - We start INSIDE the Fannie May Candy Store at 343 N Michigan Ave - located at south-east corner of the Michigan Ave and Wacker Dr. intersection. Please arrive 10-15 minutes in advance for check-in. Tour ends at the playground of Maggie Daley Park.
  • TOUR CHANGES - All sales are final. Changes are welcome at least 48 hours before the tour. We do not accept changes via voicemail. After 48 hours changes are not accepted. Details on our cancellation policy on FAQs page.
  • PARKING - If you are driving, Chicago Detours offers our guests a special discounted rate for parking at the Grant Park North Garage, accessible from Michigan Avenue at Randolph Street (directions here). Rate is $15 ($38 value), valid up to 12 hours. Upon check-in for the tour, ask the tour guide for a voucher for the discounted rate. Please understand that if you do not ask for the voucher at the beginning of the tour, we can no longer be responsible for giving it to you. This is four blocks from the tour meeting point, and right at the tour end location. Looking forward to having you,
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: In accordance with safety measures mandated by the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago, all guests must wear masks throughout the tour. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before the tour begins. Please practice social distancing throughout the tour as much as possible. If you are feeling ill or suspect you may have Covid-19, or if you do not want to wear a mask, then do not attend the tour.
  • PLEASE NOTE: As individual buildings change their policies day-to-day, some of our indoor tour stops may unexpectedly be unavailable. The tour locations may be modified on the fly to showcase more exteriors, and you might get some bonus stops, too. Our expert tour guides are totally up for spontaneity, and our curious tour guests should be too!!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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