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Chicago Cultural Center Tours and Activities

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Opened in 1897 as Chicago’s first public library, the Chicago Cultural Center is the city’s hub for arts and cultural events as well as one of the city’s most beloved architectural monuments. The center is among Chicago’s most popular tourist attractions and features more than 1,000 free concerts, films, art exhibits, and other cultural events each year.

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78 East Washington Street, Chicago, 60602
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.69
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$44.69

Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there—this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With several strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while audio commentary onboard gives you insight into the city's colorful history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.10
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise
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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Cruise

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Take in iconic views of the beautiful Chicago lakefront and its many landmarks during this 40-minute Lake Michigan sightseeing boat cruise. Climb aboard your vessel for a laid-back ride, enjoying panoramic views of the Windy City's skyline from a unique perspective. Along the way, you'll listen to informative commentary and take in views of the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower, along with many other landmarks. Plus feel free to bring your own lunch or grab a drink at the onboard bar, during your ride.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.25
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Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option

Chicago Loop Secret Food Tour with Private Tour Option

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Explore Chicago's buzzing food scene with a small group on this small group walking tour. Stroll around the 'Loop', stopping at hidden gems and hearing tales of the city from your guide. Taste classic Chicago foods, from deep-dish pizza to dipped Italian beef sandwiches.
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  • 3 hours
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$84.53
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$84.53

Chicago Loop Walking Tour

Chicago Loop Walking Tour

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Step into the heart of Chicago with this 2-hour walking tour of the Loop. You’ll meet your local guide at the Chicago Cultural Center and make your way through the city’s downtown. Stop to check out the elevated “L” train, buildings by Burnham and Sullivan, busy commercial centers and lesser-known quiet corners of this vibrant area. You’ll come away with a deeper sense of Chicago’s rich history and architecture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.67
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago

Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Treasures of Chicago

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Get an insider's introduction to Chicago's most celebrated buildings during this architecture-focused walking tour of Michigan Avenue and State Street. Revisit the heyday of the skyscraper and visit stunning, Art Deco-era interiors, from the Palmer House Hotel to the Chicago Cultural Center. Admission to the Chicago Architecture Center is included, with an introduction by the docent.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Train and Walking Tour of Chicago Loop - Home of the Modern Skyscraper

Train and Walking Tour of Chicago Loop - Home of the Modern Skyscraper

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Discover the architectural splendor of downtown Chicago—and learn all about the city’s early skyscrapers, urban planning, and modern history—on this small-group tour. Meet your guide in the morning on Michigan Avenue and set off by foot and by L train. You’ll see world-renowned landmarks like the Rookery Building, will visit the Chicago Cultural Center to admire the world’s largest Tiffany dome, will explore the Fine Arts Building, and much more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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Chicago Art & Architecture 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour
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Chicago Art & Architecture 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

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Go inside more iconic buildings than any other Chicago architecture tour. The Loop is not just famous for the L train circling downtown Chicago, it’s an iconic, vibrant neighborhood, steeped in history. Prepare to be awed at the towering Art Deco architecture that Chicago is most famous for but take it one step further and go inside the most inspired buildings. Discover the historical stories of Marshall Field, Potter Palmer, and Frank Lloyd Wright while you get an insider's look at the history and architecture of Loop.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
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$29.00

Private Chicago Scenic Driving Tour

Private Chicago Scenic Driving Tour

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Chicago is a big city with a lot of activities & sightseeing. To tour the city quickly, it requires the help of a knowledgeable local driving guide and that's where we step in to assist. Your Private Chicago Scenic Driving Tour will start by meeting our knowledgeable Guide/Driver who will pick you up at your hotel or other location provided and then proceed with the exploration of the beautiful windy city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$268.00
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$268.00
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Discovering Vintage Chicago: The Loop Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Discovering Vintage Chicago: The Loop Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Take a walk back in time through the history of Chicago's Loop on this app-enabled tour. After downloading the app and tour to you smartphone, you and your party will listen to author Amy Bizzarri, an author and expert in Chicago history, as she leads you through walking tour of the city. The GPS-enabled tour will trigger commentary at just the right times, and you can stop and start whenever you like for a flexible experience that lets you move at your own pace. Highlights include Daley Plaza, the Chicago Theater, Berghoff Restaurant, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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  • 50 minutes
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$5.34
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Chicago Private Instagram Car Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Chicago Private Instagram Car Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or are just looking for a stress-free way to sightsee, this private, full-day driving tour makes discovering Chicago’s top sights simple. Meet your guide in the morning at your hotel, and set off: see landmarks like Wrigley Field, Grant Park, Millennium Park (and “the Bean”) all in one day. Don’t forget to bring your phone or camera to capture memorable snaps en route.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$798.94
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Private Guided Chicago City Tour
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Private Guided Chicago City Tour

Discover Chicago's bold character through its beautiful landmarks and fascinating backstories on this thoughtfully designed tour of history, contemporary life and world-famous architecture. Guests will see iconic downtown buildings, hear lesser-known stories from the past, and step inside gorgeous interior spaces.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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$425.00
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Chicago Scavenger Hunt: Chicago Loop

Chicago Scavenger Hunt: Chicago Loop

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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Walking Tour of Chicago Riverwalk
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Walking Tour of Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago's Riverwalk is a bevy of impressive buildings, gardens, eateries, and beyond. Spend two hours wandering with an expert local at your side. Explore the art, architecture, and all the little hidden spaces with the absolute best experience in one of the most essential areas of Chicago. Make your way from the Magnificant Mile to the four distinct districts of the Riverwalk while tales of Chicago delight your ears and sights tickle your eyes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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Private 2-Hour Walking Tour: Chicago Loop Interior Architecture

Private 2-Hour Walking Tour: Chicago Loop Interior Architecture

Make the best of your visit to Chicago and explore the interiors of the emblematic Loop of Chicago downtown with a private licensed guide. You will enjoy a private tour and discover the hidden architectural treasures of Chicago with a local expert. Here are some examples of what you will enjoy: - Chicago Loop, Chicago - Chicago Cultural Center - Untitled by Picasso, - Block 37, - Marshall Field's Wholesale Store, This is a private tour just for your group.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$231.46
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What are Chicago Cultural Center hours of operation?
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Chicago Cultural Center hours of operation: . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Chicago Cultural Center tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Chicago Cultural Center can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Chicago Cultural Center 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Chicago Cultural Center costs USD 5.34. Guided Chicago Cultural Center tours start around USD 5.34 per person.
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