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The Rookery Building

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Set in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, Daniel Burnham and John Root’s 1888 Rookery Building is a Chicago landmark, containing one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most dramatic interior compositions – a luminous and brilliantly articulated central...more
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209 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604-1219
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-994-4000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I just love to show this atrium to all my friends and family visiting Chicago downtown with me. It is a hidden treasure for those who don’t purchase Architectural tour or someone else show them how to get inside. Only atrium accessible to the public....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust and toured the Rookery with a FLW Trust guide. This was an excellent tour for any lover of architectural history. The lobby is amazing and the guide thoroughly shared the history of the building through its various architectural...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is very unique and the architecture inside is definitely worth checking out. If your looking to do something new I recommend checking this place out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bullitt78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes FLW is one America's Great Architects and this atrium shows you why. Beautiful layout, design, lighting. They just don't make it like this anymore. Self tour in a building that has business going on as usual. Must see if you are a FLW fan...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Studio69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can easily pop in for a look at this very interesting lobby. I went with a walking tour group, so we got a more in depth explanation of all the architectural features.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank urbanrunner25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't sure if we could get out to Oak Park on our short stay in Chicago, and thought we might have to settle for The Rookery to be our main "Frank Lloyd Wright" experience. Luckily we did make it out to Oak Park, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Wanted to see some FLW work and was not disappointed. We were lucky enough to be in the main area when a tour group arrived so got the added history lesson. This plaza is ornate but look from the main area up the stairwell and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lee D
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was an excellent tour. The building has a very interesting past and the tour provides a host of information on architecture, history and more...

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We did one of the half hour tours of the Rookery and got some great pictures and info on its history. You can stop in ad see the lobby without a tour, but to see the best part (the staircase, in my opinion) you'll need...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ali V
Reviewed October 31, 2018

A must stop if you are a Frank Lloyd Wright fan as this is the only spot in the Loop that his Wright's stamp on it. He re-designed the lobby and it's quite an interesting effect. You can visit the lobby for free and sign...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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March 1, 2018|
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Response from sleepster | Reviewed this property |
My answer is pretty much the same. It's probably a question of getting lucky with the security people.
December 19, 2017|
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Response from JulieLee75 | Reviewed this property |
It’s not a skyscraper. The tour is $15.
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July 30, 2016|
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Call them and ask!
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Has anyone played here recently? curious as to opinions. My wife and I are scheduled to check in around June 1 for 5 nights . . . . also: what other golf club reccomendations would you have? any other must play courses?
April 22, 2006|
Response frommoran1616|
We played the Rookery in late February. Challenging course in excellent condition! They were working on a new clubhouse and the pro shop was in a trailer in the parking lot. Food was in a tent close to the golf range.