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    Architecture of the Loop Walking Tour

    Get an in-depth look at Chicago Loop architecture on a walking tour that takes you inside landmark buildings in the design-rich city. Appreciate the interiors of the Marshall Fields Building, Chase Tower, Chicago Cultural Center and more, plus see public art by Chagall and Picasso. Stroll through elegant lobbies, under glittering domes and into the sprawling network of Chicago Pedway tunnels. Your expert guide shares insights about the city's diverse architectural styles and history, bringing the details of the Windy City into vivid focus. Your tour starts out as you meet your guide at Chase Tower to start your exploration of the Loop's interior architecture. Expect to walk a half mile (0.8 km) during an easy 2-hour walking tour with plenty of stops. Your guide shares expertise in architecture, design, art history and history, and provides participants with iPads that show archival images such as maps, historic photos and documentary video clips. Walk through the Marshall Field's Building, where you'll see famous elements of this iconic edifice, including its beautiful atrium and a Tiffany & Co-designed mosaic ceiling. Ponder the design of the very modern Block 37 complex, situated in the heart of the Loop at a trend-setting location where the city's first skyscrapers and supermarkets were built. See the extensive public plaza, which sits at the geographic center of the Chicago Loop and features Marc Chagall's Four Seasons mural. Admire another famous piece at Daley Plaza: the untitled Chicago Picasso sculpture, which stands 50 feet (15 meters) tall and was the Windy City's first piece of public art. Look at the city through the lens of the Chicago Pedway system -- a network of ground-level concourses, tunnels and bridges that connects buildings throughout Chicago's central business district. Discover how to maneuver through the Pedway and find your way from underneath the downtown. Your tour concludes at the Chicago Cultural Center, a landmark building where you see a magnificent stained glass dome. It was completed in 1897 and originally was Chicago's first central public library. Afterward, say farewell to your guide and make your way to your next destination.
    Architecture of the Loop Walking Tour

    10 S Dearborn St, Chicago

    • Enjoy a guided tour of Chicago's breathtaking architecture
    • Visit the trend-setting Block 37 complex, home of the city's first skyscrapers
    • See the stunning mosaic ceiling of the Marshall Field's building
    • Explore the Pedway system, a network of tunnels and concourses between buildings
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    Debonair Live Music Series

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    This show puts the air in debonair. Treat yourself to some live music and dancing, while breaking out your fancy duds at the Debonair Social Club's live music series. This isn't your regular high society event, but rather a night for urbane minds to succumb to a little delinquency, with drink specials and two floors of raucous dancing. Following the live music, which typically includes three bands, you'll be able to keep on hopping thanks to the DJ'd dance parties that follow. Dress to impress, but bring your degenerate side. Are you hip enough to be debonair?
    Debonair Live Music Series

    1575 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy live sets of music in a vogue, fashion-forward environment
    • Get down with some of the best DJs around after the live shows are done
    • Take advantage of two floors of dancing on which to let loose
    • Enhance the fun by partaking in drink specials offered at the full bar
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    Winter Loop Tour

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    Remember, it's called the Windy City for a reason! You will need to bundle up for this winter tour of the Loop -- you'll be spending about half of the time outdoors looking up at the largest concentration of skyscrapers, and the other half inside ogling exquisite public buildings and lobbies. Delight in the detailed history lesson of the Great Fire of 1871 and how the city rose from the ashes to become the impressive collection of businesses and buildings it is today. Sights and topics you will cover on the Winter Loop Tour include, but are not limited to, Block 37, Chicago Theatre, Marshall Fields, The Picasso/Daley Plaza, The L (elevated train), Marquette Building, The Palmer House, and The Great Chicago Fire. See Chicago from a new and truly remarkable perspective!
    Winter Loop Tour

    1 W Randolph St, Chicago

    • Explore the famous Loop in downtown Chicago by foot
    • Behold the massive skyscrapers exhibiting various architectural styles from Victorian to post-modern
    • See the inside of historic buildings like Block 37 and The Chicago Theatre
    • Learn exciting historical facts about this iconic area
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    Loop Highlight Tour

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    Join Free Tours by Foot for the most interesting and informative way to experience Chicago's downtown area called "The Loop"! On this highlight tour, follow your expert local guide through Millennium Park to see the famous sculpture that everyone calls "The Bean" (even though it's not a bean at all!), marvel at the work of Picasso and Chagall that decorates random street corners, and learn about the many fascinating styles of architecture that the city offers. You will find the hidden treasures of Tiffany Glass tucked away in public buildings all while learning the history of how Chicago came to be -- and then how it did it all again after the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago may be known as The Second City, but on this tour you'll discover exactly what makes it first rate!
    Loop Highlight Tour

    1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago

    • Explore Chicago's downtown area known as "The Loop"on this interesting and informative guided walking tour
    • Follow your expert guide through Millennium Park to see the sculpture that everyone calls "The Bean"
    • Marvel at the work of Picasso and Chagall that decorates street corners
    • Learn how "The Second City"rose from the ashes after the Great Fire of 1871
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    26 positive reviews
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    Chicago Pedway Tour

    If you're a history buff and you love learning about the hidden parts of famous cities, this tour of the Chicago Pedway system will tickle your fancy -- regardless if you're a native or a foreigner. Through a mostly indoor tour, you will discover the secret system of pathways throughout downtown Chicago, which today connects over 50 buildings, 40 blocks, and 5 miles of pathways. You will see a ton of beautiful architecture and art while learning about the history of how they got there. On top of that, you'll also be shown some of the best spots for food the city has to offer. During your tour you will view a number of great sites including, but not limited to, The Chicago Theatre, The Marina Towers, The Leo Burnett Lobby, The Thompson Center, City Hall, and The Cultural Center. See Chicago from a new and truly remarkable perspective!
    Chicago Pedway Tour

    175 North State St, Chicago

    • Explore the Chicago Pedway System through a series of mostly indoor tunnels, bridges and paths
    • See famous architecture, art, and pathways such as The Chicago Theatre and The Marina Towers
    • Discover some of the best places to eat in the city with help from your expert guide
    • Learn fun facts about the history of the Pedway
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    Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour

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    There's no better way to travel from brewery to brewery than in a Prohibition-era styled barrel bus! Step on the bus through the speakeasy style vertical door to start your one of a kind Chicago Brewery Tour. As you are driven from brewery to brewery, learn about the history of Chicago's beer industry originating in the 1800's. Did you know that Chicago's first mayor owned a brewery? Your guide will provide an entertaining and educational insight of Chicago politics in connection with breweries, and the effect that Prohibition had on the city. Each brewery has its own unique qualities. As you stop at some large and small facilities, you can get the sense of what it was like to step in a brewery back before Prohibition. The best part? You will receive samples of craft beer at each of the three breweries and tour one of the production facilities. Enjoy approximately 45-55 ounces of different flavors of craft beer along the entire tour. On the production facility tour, learn the step-by-step procedures of brewing and the science behind the process. Please bring your government issued photo ID. Your tour ends at the pickup location.
    Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour

    600 N Clark St, Chicago

    • Travel to various breweries in a fun unique Prohibition-era styled barrel bus!
    • Gain a deep educational insight into Chicago politics in connection with breweries
    • Enjoy approximately 45-55 ounces of different flavors of craft beer
    • Capture these"‹ interesting breweries "‹with great photos as you make one-of-a-kind memories!
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    Art Deco Architecture Walking Tour

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    Chicago was the place during the roaring '20s with speakeasies galore. On this walking tour, you'll discover the opulent exteriors and interiors of the Roaring '20s Jazz Deco, and the classic finishes of Art Moderne buildings. This two-hour adventure covers the period between the two World Wars, an eclectic design style composed of geometry and simplicity with vibrant colors and simple shapes that celebrate the rise of commerce and technology. This is elegant style and cool sophistication. Trace Chicago's history through Jazz Age architecture, and maybe celebrate with an Old Fashioned!
    Art Deco Architecture Walking Tour

    224 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Discover the opulent exteriors and interiors of the Roaring '20s
    • Learn about the history behind the Jazz Deco movement and the classic finishes of Art Moderne buildings
    • Trace Chicago's history through this architecture
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    Modern Architecture Walking Tour

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    Explore Chicago's international, modern and postmodern movements, from the powerful, minimalist work of Mies van der Rohe's to contemporary styles that incorporate new, environmentally-sustainable technology. A great two hour tour for architecture buffs, as well as anyone with a simple interest in the buildings of Chicago. Learn about post-WWII developments and the impact of technological and zoning changes. Admire the stainless steel cladding on the Inland Steel Building, the whimsical post-modern designs of the Harold Washington Library and 190 S. LaSalle, and contemporary buildings like One South Dearborn, Blue Cross-Blue Shield and the Art Institute's Modern Wing. Isn't about time you learned a little more about the city you live in?
    Modern Architecture Walking Tour

    224 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Explore the international, modern, and postmodern architectural movements that hit Chicago
    • Learn about post-WWII developments and the impact of technological and zoning changes
    • Admire the whimsical designs of famous Chicago structures
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    Chicago Grand Half-Day Tour

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    If you're looking for the most comprehensive, in-depth tour of Chicago, you may want to schedule the Grand Tour, a half-day tour that showcases everything famous and interesting there is to see in Chicago. Discover the highlights of Chicago's North and South sides, and enjoy a scenic route along the Outer Drive. Pass by the city's beautiful Washington Park and Grant Park, and make a 20-minute stop at the fascinating Lincoln Park Conservatory. You'll also uncover the magnificent art and architecture that can be found on nearly every street corner as well. Experience the Windy City in all its glory!
    Chicago Grand Half-Day Tour

    The Loop, Chicago

    • See everything there is to see in this four-hour tour of Chicago
    • Explore the highlights of both Chicago's North and South side
    • Learn about the art and architecture that fill the Windy City's streets
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    Chicago Grand Tour and Hancock Observatory

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    You've arrived at the Grand Tour of Chicago, the tour of all tours! This comprehensive half-day tour is the perfect introduction to the Windy City. Explore Chicago's North South sides on this comprehensive guided city tour! See Chicago's highlights and visit the impressive Hancock Observatory in the Hancock Center for magnificent views of the Windy City! A narrated coach will guide you through the city's finest sights, uncovering the unique art and architecture that make Chicago's streets beautiful. At the tour's end, you'll hop on over to the Hancock Observatory, where you not only gaze at the skyline but also see the states of Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. Quite the view, eh?
    Chicago Grand Tour and Hancock Observatory

    The Loop, Chicago

    • Embark on the perfect introduction to the Windy City on this half-day tour
    • Visit the highlights of Chicago's North and South sides as you're guided by a city expert
    • Experience Hancock Observatory and witness one of the prettiest city views you can see
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    26 positive reviews

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