If you want to get to know Chicago’s world-famous architecture without venturing too far from downtown, look no further than this walking tour!
Inside Chicago brings the historic West Loop to life through a range of fascinating stories about real people, including the early tavern owners who built the city’s first bridge -- it was to help drunk patrons cross the Chicago River.
You’ll hear tales of other famous characters from the neighborhood, such as Mother Cabrini (first American saint) and August Spies (revolutionary and inspiration for Labor Day). You’ll travel through grand train stations and immigrant churches, past labor monuments and post-Fire architecture, to the location where Chicago was “born” as a city!
You’ll also look forward: Your guide will paint a gleaming picture of the beautiful architecture that will shape Chicago’s future.
So what’re you waiting for? There’s a good reason why the Second City is second to none!
Note: Exact meeting location is provided upon booking confirmation.
What to expect
- Get to know the culturally rich West Loop and the fascinating stories of the people who lived there, such as German labor activists and Irish immigrants
- Learn about Chicago’s most famous characters, like August Spies, the anarchist whose labor activism led to the internationally celebrated International Workers’ Day
- Discover what’s still to come in terms of Chicago’s architecture
- Explore the “melting pot” that continues to evolve today with your knowledgeable tour guide
About this Activity
|Price||$25.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||2 hours|
There are no refunds; all sales are final.