Wrigley Building

Wrigley Building, Chicago: Hours, Address, Wrigley Building Reviews: 4.5/5

Wrigley Building
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
Read more
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This white, terra-cotta landmark was built in 1922 as headquarters for the Wrigley chewing gum company.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience Wrigley Building
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Near North Side
How to get there
  • Grand • 5 min walk
  • State/Lake • 7 min walk
Best nearby
Restaurants
3,565 within 5 kms
Attractions
547 within 10 kms
Popular mentions

4.5
307 reviews
Excellent
184
Very good
105
Average
17
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Marilyn M
Lincoln City, OR174 contributions
May 2022
This interesting building represents a man who did much for the city of Chicago. The clock tower is clearly visible from many areas along the river and Magnificent Mile. The architecture is great for the time period.
Written 16 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia13,667 contributions
Apr 2022
The Wrigley building is another Chicago iconic skyscraper, standing just across the street from Tribune tower. It's just aside the Dusable bridge, and Wendella boat tours depart beneath it. It belongs to the chewing gum magnate, built some 100 y ago.
Plaza of the Americas is between the two buildings.
Written 22 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bklyndelight
Brooklyn, NY106 contributions
Oct 2021
A great place to visit. Definitely have lunch in the cafeteria. It is reasonable price and an air of luxury.
Written 19 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rose M
Houston, TX342 contributions
Aug 2021
I remember this building from my first visit to Chicago in the '80's. It's astounding beauty still dazzles me. One must stop and admire!
Written 10 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Diana R
Birch Run, MI1,934 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
We stopped here in a recent visit to Chicago. The lady at the desk was kind and informative about the building and a little of its history. You can’t take any pictures inside though. The elevators were beautiful. And the outside is pretty nice too.
Written 7 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melissa
Prescott, AZ72 contributions
Apr 2021
Centrally located and so many different artcurial features to building. Didn't go inside but definitely viewed numerous times while walking around.
Written 21 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,647 contributions
Sep 2020
My wife and I have fond memories of the Wrigley Building. As a sportswriter for the Chicago Daily News in the 1970s, I once joined a platoon of other sportswriters that gathered at Philip Wrigley's top-floor office to learn about a reported Chicago Cubs trade. My wife worked in an office in the Wrigley Building for more than 20 years. I used to get monthly haircuts in the Wrigley Building's barber shop. We used to enjoy breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the old Press Club, which was headquartered in the Wrigley Building. And I cashed my weekly checks at the bank that once was housed on the first floor of the Wrigley Building's South Tower. Today, it remains a Chicago Landmark, an architectural beauty, one of the city's most distinguished buildings. Located at 410 North Michigan Avenue, on the Chicago River, at the head of the Magnificent Mile, the Wrigley Building was built from 1920 to 1924 to house the corporate headquarters of the Wrigley Company, which sold chewing gum and owned the Chicago Cubs. It was the first major office building north of the Chicago River and the city's first air-conditioned office building. The glazed terra cotta structure was designed by the architechural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White using the shape of the Giralda tower of Seville's Cathedral combined with French Renaissance details. The 425-foot, 30-story South Tower was completed in April 1921 and the 21-story North Tower was completed in May 1924. Walkways between the towers were added at the ground level and the third floor. In 1931, another walkway was added at the 14th floor. A signature feature is the clock tower. Who hasn't walked across the Michigan Avenue Bridge or along the Chicago River and glanced up at the Wrigley Building's clock tower to check the time of day? Today, the bank is gone. So is the Press Club. And the barber shop. But the new owners, who purchased the building in 2011, have added a Walgreen's drug store, Giardelli chocolate shop, coffee shop, fitness center and a nursing room for mothers. At night, bathed in lights, the grace and elegance of the Wrigley Building is beholden to one and all.
Written 16 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

WLB
Exeter, UK258 contributions
Feb 2020
Always a landmark in Chicago - beautiful white building which you can walk "through". I always stop and look up at it whenever I am in Chicago - looks amazing at night time too - see picture
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Via_girl
Qualicum Beach, Canada2,994 contributions
Jan 2020
Among the skyline beauties this one will stick out so you can't miss it. Take some time to view it so you don't miss the intricate details on the exterior.
Written 4 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
Mar 2019
Going way, way back, I fell in love with the architecture of Chicago. On my very first visit, I created an “architectural walking tour,” for myself and two friends, who were also “attending spouses” for wives at a medical conference. This was before the Internet, so I was putting together my info, from my books on the subject.

One of my prime targets was the Wrigley Building on N Michigan Ave, basically on the edge of the Chicago River. Now, many decades later, The Wrigley Building still holds my interest, and fascination.

In March, I was back, and took the opportunity to study the Wrigley Building from even more angles - even though the weather was not cooperating. I had walked to the River, from our hotel, only about 8 blocks to the north. Throughout much of my walk, the Wrigley Building was visible, though sometimes only as a sliver, between other structures.

The Wrigley Building is one of the most distinguished, and easily identified of the early 1900's buildings in the area, due to the glazed terra-cotta exterior. Even on this gloomy day, it shown bright white.

I love the combination of Neo-Classical, and Spanish Colonial Revival styles, with a borrowed element from the Moorish elements of Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See (Giralda bell tower - for the giant clock in the Wrigley Building), in Seville, Spain. There are two, somewhat distinct “towers,” to the building, but probably the most prominent is that clock tower.

Not content to just view it during the daylight, I returned in the evening, to take in its lighting, as well - lovely on a bright sunny day, on a gloomy rainy day, or at night!

This was one of my “must-do” sites in Chicago, and after almost 40 years, it still is. It’s grace and elegance cannot be overstated, and no visit to Chicago, would be complete without at least doing a walk-around. As the anchor to the Magnificent Mile, it is truly Magnificent!
Written 1 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 211
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Wrigley Building

Wrigley Building is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Wrigley Building tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 27 Wrigley Building tours on Tripadvisor