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Chicago Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time
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Chicago Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time

By Chicago Architecture Center
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 5-100, max of 15 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
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Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • Walking tour of Chicago Architecture
  • Narration by a professional and certified guide
  • Admission to the Galleries of the Chicago Architecture Center
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Storage for luggage or strollers
  • Coat check
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago
  • Entry/Admission - Chicago


Departure details
  • Chicago Architecture Center, 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

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3173P9

  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Chicago Walking Tour: A Walk Through Time
  • Your safety is our priority. The itinerary of this tour may be altered in accordance with health and safety policies and considerations.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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    111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Athor1214
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Would definitely recommend using this company for a tour.
The tour started promptly at 11 am, which was great. The group was provided a device with headphones attached, so y
peterkA2574DS
peterkA2574DS
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Walking the Mile
Very fun and informative. Would highly recommend!! Our guide was full of information and answered all our questions
Sarahanne08
Sarahanne08
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Amazing model of Chicago
Enjoyed the visit. The model of Chicago was very good. I thought the museum would have been bigger though and a lit
tallenmorgan
tallenmorgan
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Great tour
Super fun to go on this interesting and informative to wear on a lovely Chicago day. The Art Deco buildings in Chic
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E2407IJjessicap
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Perfect tour for architecture buffs
This is an in depth tour of art deco architecture in Chicago. I really enjoyed seeing the interiors of buildings.
maryracheld2023
maryracheld2023
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David was great!
David was great and very knowledgeable! We are Chicago residents and learned things we didn’t know. A great way to
s_bastienlT6506NC
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Perfect for architecture proud nerds
I have only one word to describe our guide John : passionate! It's a pleasure to listen to all the stories and deta
Seedchan
Seedchan
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Great tour!!!
Brett was an excellent guide - funny and knowledgable! The pace was brisk but leisurely. A++ high rec
283sindyn
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Must see tour
Brent was a fantastic guide! He was very informative and it was a pleasure! I got to see lots of different sites!
977jiel
977jiel
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Must see Chicago tour
Brent Hoffman was a great guide! Gave us a lot of great information and was quite humorous. I thoroughly enjoyed it
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Great time!
Our trip on the the architects’ choice was amazing. Gary, the tour guide, was very entertaining and knowledgable. G
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A Must See Breathtaking Walking Tour
Our tour guide, John, provided an outstanding walking tour experience. He provided detailed, interesting details ab
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Informative tour!
The guide was knowledgeable and informative. The tour was a good overview of some of the most iconic buildings in C
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Don't Miss The L Tour!
Absolutely delightful and jammed with fascinating information--both about the architecture you see from the platfor
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Don't Miss This Pllace!
This is the best way to see Chicago! It is amazing how many treasures people walk by without even noticing how ama
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SteBadi
Montreal, Canada4 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Great tour! Great guide who was knowledgeable and answered all our questions! Teaches you a lot about how the city evolved and still evolves rapidly.
Written May 15, 2023
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Thank you for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again soon.
Written May 17, 2023
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Brian S
2 contributions
Great way to learn about the history of the city and it’s incredible architecture. Worth the 90 mins. Burt was very knowledgeable
Written April 11, 2023
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Thank you so much for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed the tour with Burt and we hope to see you again soon.
Written April 12, 2023
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Andrea Casarubbia
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Great tour!! Highly recommended. We learned so much about the city, the history and its architecture
Written April 8, 2023
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Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again soon.
Written April 11, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rochelle04TX
Austin, TX39 contributions
Fun tour! The architecture tours are always fun, even in snowy weather! Chicago is full of such great architecture- there is never enough time.
Written March 25, 2023
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Thank you for the great review! We agree--Chicago's architecture is beautiful in all weather! We hope to see you again soon.
Written March 26, 2023
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Mai
Austin, TX2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Delta was an amazing guide. I loved the balance of architecture and history. she masterfully navigated the streets of Chicago as she pointed out beautiful architectural details with fascinating historical nuggets.
Written March 10, 2023
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Thank you for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed the tour with Delta and we hope to see you again soon!
Written March 13, 2023
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Allison M
1 contribution
On the cusp of a winter storm, our amazing tour guide, David, carried on with a top notch walking tour of key historical architectural developments of the city. Though we're from the area and been to the city many times, we learned so much new information to enrich our experience in Chicago.
Written December 23, 2022
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We're so happy to hear that you had a great tour with us! There truly is so much to learn about the city..even for us locals. We appreciate the 5 stars and hope to see you again soon!
Written December 26, 2022
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Donald
Pueblo West, CO1 contribution
Our guide Liz was excellent. The tour was the perfect length and gave a strong sense of Chicago’s history. I recommend it even if you are not a building buff.
Written November 17, 2022
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Thank you for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed the Walk Through Time tour. We hope to see you again on another tour!
Written November 18, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

T.Michelle
3 contributions
Oct 2022
We really enjoyed the tour route and learning about the architecture from an elevated train viewpoint. Our tour guide "Delta" was just the cutest and very knowledgeable. The 2 hours of walking and sitting on the trains go very fast. We were also lucky, that we had great weather.

WARNING: If you take this tour in the dead of winter or early spring, make sure you layer up "base" tights ( like ski wear) to keep you warm.

Overall, an EXCELLENT TOUR! I highly recommend. Great job Delta!!
Written October 31, 2022
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Thank you for the great review! We're so happy you enjoyed the tour and the unique perspective from the L train. We hope to see you on another tour soon!
Written October 31, 2022
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Jonathan M
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Wonderful tour. Our guide, Mark, was very knowledgeable and fun. So cool to be able to see some of the beautiful old buildings in downtown Chicago. Highly recommend this walking tour.
Written October 15, 2022
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Thank you for the recommendation! We hope to see you on another tour soon.
Written October 19, 2022
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John C
2 contributions
Sep 2022
Very knowledgeable and friendly guide walked us through the architectural history of Chicago from the 1870's to present day stopping at about a dozen buildings within about a mile of the Chicago Architecture Center.
Written September 20, 2022
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Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again!
Written September 21, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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