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Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Embark on a walking tour of Chicago's more-recent architecture heritage with a 2-hour stroll highlighting the city's modern, postmodern, and international structures. Especially known for its architectural originality, Chi-town boasts everything from the elegant metal and glass tower of One South Dearborn to the Harold Washington Library, with its Beaux-Arts inspired exterior. Your guide will highlight these and other unique buildings, relaying background on their individual histories and construction en route.
  • Modern Chicago loop skyscrapers
  • Explore Chicago's international, modern and postmodern movements
  • Great for architecture buffs as well as anyone with a simple interest in the buildings of Chicago
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Walking tour of Chicago's modern and postmodern architecture
Narration by a professional and certified guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Storage for luggage or strollers
Coat check

Departure Point

111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Meet at the Chicago Architecture Center at 111 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Chicago Architecture Center or CAC (formerly the Chicago Architecture Foundation, CAF) is at the south end of the Magnificent Mile near the intersection of Michigan and Wacker.
  • Tour Guides are trained and certified by the CAC. As volunteers, they are exceptionally motivated, enthusiastic, and capable interpreters of Chicago's world-class architectural legacy. CAC tours are the real deal - narrated, but not scripted, led by Chicago enthusiasts.
  • Not recommended for young children.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Chicago Architecture Center
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture.

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Modern skyscrapers
judy_K
, Jul 2020
A challenge during Covid 19 restrictions, the tour guide found good ways to share her excellent information and make us comfortable.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thanks, Jud for recognizing our efforts to operate in these challenging circumstances. One big adjustment we have made is to limit group size to 6 plus the guide, and require all to wear masks. Glad you enjoyed your tour!
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Cold but doable
Betsy_D
, Dec 2018
Despite the cold weather, our docent provided a fascinating tour of modern architecture in the Loop. He was knowledgeable and entertaining, so we hardly felt the cold at all! Great choice.
star-5
Informative --creative-- exciting...
Stefan John W
, Sep 2017
Informative --creative-- exciting -- challenging--wonderful Tour guide!!!!!'
star-5
A great tour, at a reasonable price...
Cheryl P
, Jul 2016
A great tour, at a reasonable price. Our guide, Ollie, was very knowledgeable, fun and interesting.
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I ended being the only person who...
Emily W
, Oct 2015
I ended being the only person who booked on this windy, rainy day. Had a wonderful private tour with docent Joseph. He was interesting, funny and informative and I loved the tour!
star-5
Well organised tour with a highly...
Matthew t
, Sep 2015
Well organised tour with a highly knowledgeable and informative guide
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This tour was organised through the...
Michael H
, Jun 2013
This tour was organised through the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the guides are volunteers so some are better than others. We found it extremely interesting but you would need an interest in architecture to enjoy this tour.
star-3
Being a native, I've seen all of these...
Ann U
, May 2013
Being a native, I've seen all of these building before. I think anyone from out of town would be more impressed. Due to logistics, we weren't able to get close to these buildings, and there was quite a bit of repetition between the historic skyscraper tour and this one.
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Very interesting! Need to be in good...
Richard H
, Aug 2009
Very interesting! Need to be in good shape, you walk at a pretty fast clip.

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