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For this architecture walking tour, you’ll step inside magnificent lobbies, corridors, and the underground Pedway system for an in-depth, personal approach to a Chicago architecture walking tour downtown. The Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour takes you on a creative route that weaves through buildings and secret short-cuts. 95% of the tour takes place inside, making it great for any kind of winter or spring weather.

Tour guests share iPads with archival images of maps, historic photos and documentary video clips while the tour guide shares stories of Chicago history. As one of the top-rated tours of Chicago, the Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour has received plenty of five-star ratings on Yelp.

Our fun and passionate tour guides are highly trained professionals with degrees in architecture, design, art history and history. They know how to connect with a group, spark imaginations, and communicate new concepts in relating to architecture.

Looking at the outside of buildings, such as with architectural boat tours, can be a great first step in engaging with Chicago architecture. For the next level of connection with Chicago architecture, go inside of the buildings. You will appreciate Chicago architecture from new perspectives. From the interiors, you can truly experience architectural space rather than from the more isolated perspective of a downtown sidewalk.

If you are looking for a Pedway-only tour, this walking tour is much more than just a Pedway walking tour with visits into beautiful lobbies and corridors of both Chicago landmarks and lesser-known historic sites. Walking through the Pedway is like walking through a modern basement, and it is generally not very visually enticing. A portion of this tour takes you into Pedway passages, and you get the gift of our color-printed map of the Chicago Pedway System so that you can explore on your own.

For drivers, Chicago Detours offers tour guests a special discounted flat-rate parking for $15 at the Grant Park North Garage right at Millennium Park (ask for voucher at tour). This Chicago architecture walking tour is also available as a private group tour.

 

Interior Architecture Walking and Pedway Tour Highlights
  • Church in a Skyscraper with Stained Glass Windows
  • The “Chicago Picasso” Sculpture
  • Chicago Underground Pedway System
  • The Contemporary Block 37 Development
  • Marshall Field’s Department Store
  • Sparkling Tiffany Mosaics
  • Chicago Cultural Center

 

Stories and Ideas
  • How to read Chicago architecture to understand history
  • Stories of corruption and generosity
  • Why the “El” is elevated
  • Design psychology behind interior space
  • A surprising history of shopping
  • Religion and social diversity

 

Architecture Walking Tour Includes
  • Engaging tour guide commentary
  • Shared use of iPads with video & photos
  • Professionally printed Chicago Pedway Map
  • Special Chicago gifts

Walking Distance:  0.7 mile

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USD 28.00
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USD 18.00
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