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Inside Chicago Walking Tours

Chicago, IL, USA
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About Inside Chicago Walking Tours
Walking, combo (walking + boat), and virtual tours that delight visitors with gorgeous, fascinating, hidden details behind many doors. This woman-owned biz was founded by a local whose experience as a teacher, writer, improv comedian, and tour guide combine to create tours that tell the story of Chicago in an engaging, educational, and entertaining way. Most architecture tours of Chicago -- boats, walks, segways, etc. -- present the city like an overwhelming, scripted laundry list that you'll soon forget. For us, there is a reason we are exploring a certain area, or following a certain path: the architecture that we explore is like the vocabulary of the larger story we are telling. We love to focus on the stunning interiors of buildings throughout downtown Chicago, but we also provide you with an "insider's scoop" on lots of the exterior architectural elements that most guides won't show you. Your guides will delight you with a side of Chicago you've never seen!
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Discover the lavish interiors of some of Chicago’s most spectacular buildings when you book this architecture-themed walking tour. Meet your guide in the Loop, and set off on foot. You’ll venture behind closed doors to see the architectural highlights that aren’t easily visible from street level, from the world’s largest Tiffany stained-glass dome to the art deco flourishes of the Chicago Board of Trade Building. As you go, learn more about the Windy City’s wealth of history.
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Carol wrote a review Dec 2020
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Hillary provided an understandable description of architectural styles and then used several requested buildings as examples. By using Zoom, we were able to see the buildings close-up and also were able to see the inside of these beautiful buildings. I most enjoyed the history of the buildings and the city, and the maps used to describe the locations. Hillary provided interesting details to explain the buildings design and used many graphics to tell these stories. By using Zoom, several family members from across the country could participate and see their hometown again and were also able to see each other. Hillary was entertaining and accommodated many special requests. It was a tour like no other and I look forward to seeing more in the future.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Linda wrote a review Dec 2020
Salem, Wisconsin1 contribution
Hillary provided an incredibly memorable, entertaining, and very informative tour of Chicago’s landmark buildings for a group of family and friends. This has to be the best tour I’ve ever had anywhere; she has done the historical and architectural research and shares both facets so naturally. To be able to see inside these incredible buildings guided by Hillary was really quite a wonderful treat. Thank you!!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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John M wrote a review Dec 2020
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Our family had a virtual Zoom tour of inside Chicago. Hillary customized our tour to highlight specific buildings. She demonstrated excellent knowledge and provided great historical tidbits.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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celeste wrote a review Dec 2020
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My library had Hillary do a virtual tour of Chicago during Christmas for us, and it was fantastic. The tour brought the biggest crowd we've had for a virtual program, and we have received multiple comments on how much the participants loved it. We will definitely have her back next year!
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David S wrote a review Dec 2020
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The background, pictures and music so well put together for a beautiful colorful virtual tour. Merry Christmas to Hillary and her family.
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