Chicago Loop Architecture Tour

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Chicago Loop Architecture Tour

The Chicago Loop Architecture Tour will be back in the Spring of 2017. If you’re interested in a Chicago Loop tour please check out our Chicago “Total” Loop Tour.

Chicago is very well known for it’s incredible architecture – and for good reason. Given a blank canvas after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the newly discovered steel-frame building Chicago quickly became the skyscraper capital of the world.

Learn about the varied and brilliant architecture found throughout the Loop on your journey starting at the iconic Willis Tower (Sears Tower) and concluding in Millennium Park. Our guide will share the history of Chicago and explain the multiple architectural influences that helped shape Chicago’s incredible skyline.

The Chicago Loop Architecture Tour starts at the Willis Tower, Chicago’s tallest building and the country’s second tallest building. The Chicago Loop Architecture Tour winds its way through Chicago’s Loop and ends the tour just across from Millennium Park giving you an opportunity to explore Chicago on your own, or take a guided tour with us on our Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park Tour.

Meeting Point: Outside the Willis Tower Sky Deck Entrance(320 W. Jackson Blvd)

Loop Architecture Tour meeting spot

Start Time: We run this tour at 1pm on Wednesdays and Sundays. Check our calendar and Reserve Online today. (This tour will return to our schedule in the Spring of 2017)

Distance: 1.7 miles walking distance

Time: 2 hours from start to finish

Cost: FREE! Our guides work off the generosity of our guests. If you felt your guide has done a good job you can show your appreciation at the end of the tour by leaving a tip.

What you will see: 

    • Willis Tower
    • Rookery Building
    • Chicago Board of Trade
    • Federal Plaza
    • Marquette Building
    • Daley Plaza
    • Chicago Cultural Center
    • Millennium Park & Cloud Gate

More Free Chicago Walking Tours

We know you will love the Chicago Loop Architecture Tour, so why not plan ahead and book another tour? If you’re group is larger than 6 people and our times don’t work out contact us regarding a Private Chicago Walking Tour.

Chicago Crime & Gangster Tour – You have heard the names: Al Capone, The North Side Gang & “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn. Now it’s time you hear their stories and visit their old stomping grounds on this incredible journey through Chicago’s River North & Loop neighborhoods.

Chicago Total Loop Tour – This tour is for guests looking to get an all-around education on Chicago’s most-trafficked part of the city. We will touch on a little history, a little architecture and little bit of what the future of Chicago might look like.

Riverwalk & North Loop Tour – Is there a better way to spend a sunny day in Chicago than on the Chicago Riverwalk? We don’t think so. Our Riverwalk Tour begins where Chicago did an ends at the site of the world’s largest Tiffany Glass dome roof. You do not want to miss this one!

Michigan Avenue & Millennium Park Tour – Guests will not want to forge their camera on this tour as they will check off many to-do’s from their Chicago bucket list including: Wrigley Building, Chicago River, Carbide & Carbon Building, Wrigley Square, Crown Fountain, Cloud Gate & Buckingham Fountain.

Lincoln Park Neighborhood Tour – Take a break from the heavy tourist spots and take a stroll through one of Chicago’s most beautiful neighborhoods. See why there is a park named after the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and visit homes that survived The Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Magnificent Mile Tour – Shop to you drop…AFTER this tour. We’re going to show and tell a different side of the Magnificent Mile than you’re used to. See the history (Original Water Tower) incredible buildings (John Hancock Center) and learn about the influential architects  (Meis van der Rohe) that shaped this part of Chicago.

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