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Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour with Pedway provided by Chicago Detours

Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour with Pedway

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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
Marquette Building
140 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603, USAWalking tour starts INSIDE the Marquette Building at 140 S. Dearborn. Walk straight through the lobby and continue straight to the back of the exhibit space to find your tour guide.   Please arrive 10-15 minutes in advance for check-in.
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  • 1
    The Loop
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 2
    Marquette Building
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Chase Tower
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Pass by Chagall's Four Seasons
  • 4
    Chicago Temple
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 5
    Daley Bicentennial Plaza
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 6
    Picasso Statue
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    Macy's on State Street
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 8
    Chicago Pedway
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Chicago Cultural Center
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
78 E Washington St
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USATour ends inside the Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., across the street from Millennium Park.
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Highlights
  • 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)
  • Choice of multiple departures to fit your schedule
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Marquette Building, 140 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Color map of the Chicago Pedway system
  • Use of ipads with historic photos and videos
  • Special gifts
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Inquire for groups of 9 or more
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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T R wrote a review Mar 2020
Lower Hutt, New Zealand65 contributions12 helpful votes
My wife and I arrived into Chicago yesterday, as ALL the bars & restaurants prepared to close semi-permanently due to COVID19. All the museums, river cruises and main attractions are already closed so we were really keen to find something worthwhile doing while we're here for a
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Date of experience: March 2020
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sarawNorthampton_MA wrote a review Mar 2020
Easthampton, Massachusetts25 contributions27 helpful votes
My husband and I did the Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was extremely knowledgable, but also very entertaining. It was a great combination of seeing buildings from the inside and outside, including public art, building
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour with Pedway
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for joining us for a tour and for sharing your review. Love hearing that you enjoyed the walking tour and would recommend it! Hope we'll see you again for another architecture tour soon.
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RandellJ wrote a review Feb 2020
Dilworth, Minnesota6 contributions1 helpful vote
This was very interesting. We had a life-long Chicagoan in our party and even he was surprised how much he learned about buildings he had walked by a hundred times. Our guide, Maria, was terrific.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour with Pedway
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for joining the tour and sharing your thoughts! It's a pleasure for our guides to share the city's history with locals and visitors alike. Like you say, there's always more to learn!
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Katelyn wrote a review Feb 2020
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I’m not much of a history person, but this tour was amazing and very informative about the various architectural features in the city. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour with Pedway
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks, Katelyn! We like to think we make history fun even for non-history people :) Sounds like you'd agree. Glad you enjoyed the tour, hope we'll see you again some time.
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NRPNewJersey wrote a review Feb 2020
Fort Myers, Florida311 contributions104 helpful votes
We had a delightful tour with Ellen yesterday. Her knowledge of the city, the architecture, architects and history was phenomenal. Interesting to hear how Selfridge came up in Marshall Field before he founded his own department store in London. Story of the Picasso was great
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour with Pedway
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing this review! Glad you found our indoor tour for a winter activity. Hope we'll see you again sometime -- maybe when the weather is nicer you can join one of our more outdoor tours, like the Fulton Market food tour.
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Ghost tour
I have lived in Chicago my entire life and still learn things on these tours. Cheap and interesting for tourists o
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Linda B
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Excellent Chicago Tour with Italian-speaking Guide!
I booked a private Chicago Highlights tour with only 2 days notice. We were with friends who speak only Italian, a
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J5701DZmarya
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Great Tour!
5 Stars for Alex, our guide! This tour brought us to spots we had never seen and spots we had, but for each, we lea
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570jeaniek
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Great Tour for Locals and Out of Towners Alike
My 2 daughters live in Chicago, so when I visited last weekend, I thought it would be fun for all of us and it was!
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PenelopeGall
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A great tour!
Elizabeth was fantastic! This tour was a great way to spend an afternoon and was truly an interactive experience wi
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Raymond T
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Fun & Informative
Learned a lot of interesting facts about Chicago history and architecture. Right size group so easy to hear and mov
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Leananlefay
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Informative and Interactive
Being a Chicago native I don’t think too much about going on these tours, but having experienced one has changed my
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travisc955
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Fantastic Time
This was a fantastic tour of downtown Chicago, connecting it to the famous 1893 World's Fair tour. There's always s
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CameronFrasr
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A must do for anyone interested in exploring Chicago’s rich history
My girlfriend had booked this as a surprise for me for my first trip to Chicago and I have to say it’s definitely b
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chicagotouris
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Unimpressive
This was probably the weakest tour I've experienced in Chicago. Make sure you bring cash because the first thing th
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OKBronco
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Brilliant
Perfect combination of walking, talking and listening to Chicago history. The tour ended too soon. Highly recommend
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EricS5891
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Great Holiday Tour in Downtown Chicago!
What a fantastic way to experience an afternoon in Chicago during the holiday season. Our guide Amanda (who was one
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julie6114
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Holidays were made brighter
Would highly recommend the Holiday Tour of Drinks, Daley’s and Dead Guys. 2.5 hour walking tour of some of the mos
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Ryn24
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Great Tour!
We had a fun time with Alex as our tour guide on this tour. The very interesting facts and places we saw and exper
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Corb2000
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Interesting little tour providing interesting background to the history of this great city
I thought this would be fun thing to do while spending a few nights in the city and there were ten of us in all, wi
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