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Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour provided by Chicago Detours

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

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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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  • 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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  • 9
    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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Katelyn wrote a review 8 Feb
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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
NRPNewJersey wrote a review 5 Feb
323 contributions110 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
LovinTheJourney wrote a review Jan 2020
81 contributions48 helpful votes
This was our first visit to Chicago. This tour was our second of the trip with the boat tour being our first. We super enjoyed this tour. It was raining like crazy but that didn't make any difference. Our guide was very fun and knew the answer to every question. We liked
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Date of experience: October 2019
L H wrote a review Jan 2020
1,424 contribution336 helpful votes
Nice tour by a small, privately-owned company that focuses on engaging visitors with rich local history; this features small stretches of the Pedway, building exteriors & interiors – well worth the tour fee. A good pace was kept by our fabulous guide Marie; personable, amusing,
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Date of experience: January 2020
WineJunkie87 wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Enjoyed the tour. Guide was knowledgeable and interesting Diverse group added to the fun. Love learning about the city
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for joining us! Glad you enjoyed it and learned something new! Let us know how we can make it a five-star experience next time.
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By: Chicago Detours
Katelyn
10
Wonderful!!!
I’m not much of a history person, but this tour was amazing and very informative about the various architectural
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NRPNewJersey
Fort Myers, Florida
214110
Great tour on a cold day
We had a delightful tour with Ellen yesterday. Her knowledge of the city, the architecture, architects and history
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Raymond T
Chesterfield, Missouri
61
Fun & Informative
Learned a lot of interesting facts about Chicago history and architecture. Right size group so easy to hear and
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LovinTheJourney
Clovis, California
7548
Different in a Great Way
This was our first visit to Chicago. This tour was our second of the trip with the boat tour being our first. We
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L H
Chicago, Illinois
708336
Good
Nice tour by a small, privately-owned company that focuses on engaging visitors with rich local history; this
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WineJunkie87
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
53
Interesting Tour
Enjoyed the tour. Guide was knowledgeable and interesting Diverse group added to the fun. Love learning about
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Yusi H
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Chicago Walking Tour: Interior Architecture of the Loop and Pedway Tour
Alex Bean was a fantastic tour guide. He is knowledgeable and it is evident that he is passionate about what he
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Amanda Gilliam
10
Informative and Interactive
Being a Chicago native I don’t think too much about going on these tours, but having experienced one has changed
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Travis C
Chicago, Illinois
50
Fantastic Time
This was a fantastic tour of downtown Chicago, connecting it to the famous 1893 World's Fair tour. There's always
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Cameron Fraser
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
32
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
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