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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors of the Loop

  • 2-hour walking tour of Chicago's Loop
  • See the district's most fascinating interiors
  • Explore the hidden side of Chicago with a local guide
Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors of the Loop
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors of the Loop
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See the overlooked highlights of Chicago’s Loop district with a 2-hour walking tour that takes in the best of the bustling, vibrant neighborhood’s inside spaces. Get behind the façades to explore stunningly designed interiors as you follow a specially-designed route with an experienced guide. Learn about the city’s architecture, art and history while visitng a side of Chicago that’s beyond the tourist trail, and experience the Windy City with a local perspective.
What to Expect
You may have experienced the buzz of activity throughout Chicago’s Loop: business people and politicians rushing from meeting to meeting, tourists scurrying from sight to sight on their “To See” lists, suburbanites zipping from store to store on their shopping sprees. But you’ve probably never glimpsed the enchanting world that lies just behind the doors of many of the buildings that people pass by every day! You will be guided away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago, and into some of the most stunning interior spaces you’ll ever see – spaces you’d surely pass by without a second glance if you weren’t shown them by a seasoned, in-the-know tour guide.

There are a number of buildings worth visiting for their interior architectural details, buildings that offer tourists the opportunity to enjoy over two centuries’ worth of hidden architectural wonders lying just behind the noisy facade of the Loop. On these walking tours, you’ll be amazed at the beauty lying just beyond the facade that everyone else sees. With Inside Chicago Walking Tours, you’ll get to know Chicago like you’ve never known it before!

Chicago’s Loop, full of offices, courtrooms, retail spaces, and all kinds of business, is truly an overlooked treasure in terms of its gorgeous interior spaces. There is so much beauty there, behind that noisy exterior: It’s a beauty that is visible and there for the taking. See this “second side” of the Second City!
Reviews (96)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Very nice tour and excellent and enthusiastic guide.

Highly recommend. Guide (and owner) is very knowledgeable and personable and I am sure you will enjoy the tour

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zyxnyc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Hillary makes the difference!

This is my second walking tour with Hillary. She is amazing! Her knowledge and her enthusiasm are what make the difference. The buildings we toured would never be on my radar. What we saw was exquisite architectural designs and details. I highly recommend this tour.

Thank Jeanne3214
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beyond the velvet rope

For the chance to see inside all those swanky lobbies you think you're not allowed into, this is the tour for you. Highlight for me was the Board of Trade. Amazing art deco interiors and beautiful marble floors in the safe-room.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank snappycritter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun, energetic guide to hidden gems of Chicago!

My partner and I live in Chicago, and we did this tour with my family who were visiting from out of town. We knew it would be a great thing for them but I wasn't expecting much (we live here, and have done other architecture...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Erin N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting Insights

Great way to spend a couple of hours to learn about this architecturally rich city. Hillary is a “geek” and very knowledgeable. She provides insights that we would otherwise not know. Makes the buildings come alive. Worthwhile tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MeiKKuan
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October 30, 2018|
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Response from amackeith02809 | Reviewed this property |
The tour takes 2 hours. It is not very tiring, we walked about 1.5 miles in total.
August 16, 2018|
Response from Adetecar | Reviewed this property |
311 South Wacker The Rookery Chicago Cultural Center Chicago Board of Trade