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Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour

From US$26.00
  • Guided walking tour highlights The Loop's interior architecture 
  • Learn more with shared iPads showing maps, photos, and video clips 
  • Navigate Chicago like a local—underground via The Pedway (map included)
Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour
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10:30am DepartureMost Popular
Tour departs at 10:30am; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
12pm Departure
Tour departs at 12pm; Sunday only
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Tour departs at 3pm; Thursday and Friday
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Get an inside look at Chicago’s storied architectural history on this guided walking tour through some of the Loop’s iconic interiors. See the Tiffany & Co.-designed mosaic ceiling of Marshall Field and Company Building, the stained-glass dome of the Chicago Cultural Center, the underground Chicago Pedway system, and more architectural highlights. The tour moves at a leisurely pace and covers a half mile (0.8 kilometers) with frequent stops.

What to Expect

Begin your tour by meeting your guide inside the Marquette Building.

On this guided tour you step inside the Marshall Field and Company Building to appreciate the Tiffany & Co.–designed ceiling inside the atrium. Visit the colossal 50-foot-tall (15-meter) outdoor Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, and explore the subterranean world of the Chicago Pedway system, an extensive network of climate-controlled, underground concourses that connect buildings throughout downtown.

As you stroll the central business district—also known as “The Loop”—learn about some of Chicago’s most famous buildings via iPads showcasing archival images of Chicago with maps, historic photos, and documentary video clips.

Your tour concludes at the Chicago Cultural Center, a Chicago Landmark building, completed in 1897 and originally the city’s first central public library.

Reviews (140)
1 - 5 of 45 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceeded expectations! So much fun to see parts of Chicago that we have walked by and never seen ! We were given a map of the pedways that we will use ( especially in the winter!) for years to come. Sebastian was an amazing tour...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the young women was extremely friendly and enthusiastic I found the amount of information quite poor and a number of major buildings were not part of the tour...More

Thank Florence B
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are disappointed to hear our tour did not meet your expectations. We say that we cover highlights as well as unexpected places in the Loop. We make sure to say at the beginning of the tour that we prefer to go in-depth on our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Exceeded expectation!

A whole new way of looking at the city! This wasn't a dry and boring recitation of facts, it was a look at real history, what the buildings say, and how people interact with them. I wish every history walking tour I've taken when traveling...More

1  Thank Wino819
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great fun and informative

Our tour guide, Alex, was a delight! Knowledgeable and articulate, he kept us moving and provided insights that captured our attention fully. Excellent tour with history, architecture, and a great perspective on what we were seeing. Highly recommended.

Thank daviddT1735JS
Reviewed 11 September 2018
Good indoor tour

We enjoyed the tour and found Maria a friendly and knowledgeable host I particularly enjoyed the visits to the skyscraper that is a Methodist church

Thank derekwitte
AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Thanks so much for joining us, Derek, and for sharing this review! We're glad you had a good time and found your visit memorable. The church in the skyscraper is a true gem and we love sharing it with our guests!

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23 September 2018|
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Response from daviddT1735JS | Reviewed this property |
We met the guide in the Marquette Building lobby.
23 September 2018|
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Response from BucksUK_traveller | Reviewed this property |
We met Inside the Marquette Building, 140 S Dearborn St, but I don't know whether this is the same for all tours.
12 April 2018|
Response from Esther M | Reviewed this property |
It’s a lot of walking. It was easily a mile and a half and we had to take a couple detours for the protests that were happening!
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