Literary, art & music tours in Chicago

Top Literary, Art & Music Tours in Chicago, IL

Literary, Art & Music Tours in Chicago

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2–3 hours
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1 hour
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HK$217.24
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2–3 hours
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2 hours
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  • Traci K
    3 contributions
    Mandy was so knowledgeable and vibrant. Answered all of our questions. We learned so much! Thank you Mandy!
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • IlyaNJ
    Marlboro, NJ835 contributions
    True to the World Heritage inscription that Robie House is part of, it exhibits discernible elements of “organic architecture” and a number of techniques and solutions that mark Frank Lloyd Wright as one of the foremost innovators of the 20th century in his field. And yet in visual terms, it is a bit underwhelming once you step inside. There are lovely partially stained-glass windows throughout, notable built-in features doubling as decorative elements, and examples of impressive masonry echoing the exterior, but the relative emptiness of the house mutes the impression quite a bit.

    If you are a student of architecture, especially its modern history, you will certainly get value out of your visit. The guide provides a lot of context, historical nuggets, and rationale behind architectural decisions to make the trip worthwhile. Those who expect visual impact may be disappointed. Other Wright's buildings, such as Guggenheim and Fallingwater are degrees of magnitude more impressive. Even Kentuck Knob, which is not part of the WH inscription, retains a bigger visual impression in my memory.

    Guided tours run throughout the day, starting every half hour and lasting about 45 minutes. Advanced reservations are required these days.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Robin
    Toronto, Canada1 contribution
    Joe was our guide and he was great. Really knowledgeable and quite funny. He was very friendly and seemed to genuinely have a passion for what he was sharing with us. I was a bit skeptical at first because the tour is more expensive than similar tours in other cities, but I am so glad I did it. This and the architecture boat tour were the highlights of my weekend in Chicago.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Amanda L
    4 contributions
    Great tour and experience walking through the city! Guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. Chicago street art is so beautiful and diverse across the neighborhoods!!
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Ketki A
    1 contribution
    We did this tour in September 2021.
    Our guide was amazing and very knowledgable.
    Would highly recommend this tour. I forgot my guide's name, else I would have given him a big shout out here!
    Written 12 November 2021
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  • SAVisitor
    Mount Airy, MD269 contributions
    Tour guide Priscilla was knowledgeable and had photos and examples to show the group. The mosaics, glass domes, and building decorations were stunning. It was an unseasonably Hot day, & she took us on an underground pedestrian walkway, which was cooler, where she could show us even more stained glass. I recommend this tour.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • tarpon22
    Paris7 contributions
    We've booked the 12 pm tour. We paid $25 to Uber from our hotel to go to the meeting point.

    Nobody at the meeting point, 10 minutes after still nobody, we called the support line who informed us 10 minutes after that the tour was in fact cancelled ...

    Completely wasted our morning. Obviously, the $25 Uber was not reimbursed.
    Written 14 August 2021
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  • Anna Johnson
    1 contribution
    Very fun tour! When you have lived in Chicago for as long as I have, you have been on all the other tours! This was unique and well researched! Great job Mike! Can't wait to try another of your tours!
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Amy K
    1 contribution
    I took The Art of Ferris Bueller tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. I give it my highest recommendation. I am telling all my friends and family to take it (and other Chicago Movie Tours)...and soon! I have seen Ferris Bueller's Day Off dozens of times, but after taking this tour, I was inspired to go right home, watch it again, and look for all the things Kelli taught me about it. Kelli is one of the best tour guides I have ever seen. Taking a tour with her is like having a conversation with one of your smartest, most observant friends and/or your favorite college professor. She uses a lot of clever techniques to keep her guests engaged too. On this tour you will learn about some of Chicago milestones, art history, and all about the choices film directors make when creating their art. I loved it!
    Written 9 July 2022
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