Loop Interior Architecture Walking: 2-Hour Walking Tour
- See architectural interiors and underground passages unknown to locals
- Explore forgotten stories of famous Chicago landmarks
- Learn about the psychology of architectural design, the history of shopping, the Chicago Picasso sculpture, and modernist architecture
- Stay comfortable indoors - we avoid the extreme heat and cold of Chicago
- Share iPads with drawings, maps, photos and video clips
You’ll have a shared iPad that’s loaded with images, maps and video clips, adding depth to the architectural details and the culture and history of the individual attractions while guides share engaging stories and fresh concepts.
Some of the highlights of what you’ll see on tour include examples of Chicago’s Modernist architecture, the former site of the famous Marshall Field’s department store, a church in a skyscraper and the “Chicago Picasso” sculpture. The infamous Block 37 and the spectacular Tiffany mosaics at the Cultural Center are also included.
Your guide will tell you about the psychology of architectural design, the history of department store shopping, and the development of Chicago’s elevated train system – as well as adding some colorful accounts of local personalities along the way.
- Informative commentary by knowledgeable guides either in English or Spanish
- Shared use of iPads with historic photos and videos
- Valuable gift packet
- Tips and gratuities
Prepare for the activity
Inside the Marquette Building at 140 S. Dearborn. Walk Straight through the lobby and continue to the back of the exhibit space to find your tour guide. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes in advance for check-in.Open in Google Maps ⟶