Presented by Chicago Detours, Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour offers a unique way to get an in-depth view of downtown Chicago’s beautiful architecture. Guests will see inside a variety of lobbies, corridors, the underground Pedway system and more, with roughly 95% of the tour taking place indoors. Highlights include the “Chicago Picasso” sculpture, Chicago Cultural Center and more.
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How early should I arrive?
We suggest arriving 10-15 minutes prior to your tour time. Also, consider time for parking.
Where does the tour begin?
You will start INSIDE the Southeast entrance of Chase Tower, 10 S. Dearborn St.
Where does the tour end?
The tour ends inside the Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
What should I wear?
We suggest comfortable walking shoes. Please be prepared to walk or stand for the tour duration. While we are not outside for most of the duration of our Chicago walking tours, please come prepared, i.e. water, umbrella.
Is parking available?
Chicago Detours offers our guests a special discounted rate for parking at the Grant Park North Garage, accessible from Michigan Avenue at Randolph Street. Rate is $15 ($38 value), valid up to 12 hours. Upon check-in for the tour, ask the tour guide for a voucher for the discounted rate. This is four blocks from the tour meeting point, and right at the tour end location.
Is audio, video or photography allowed?
Please no video or audio recording devices. Minimal note-taking permitted. Photography during tour is welcome – but don’t get left behind!
Does the walking tour operate rain or shine?
Rain or shine we go! No refunds. In the case of serious conditions, we’ll call you.
Is the tour appropriate for children?
We welcome kids but adults will have a better time! We let you judge whether your child is interested in architecture and history for the Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour.
Are there bathrooms on the tour?
We advise a bathroom break before the tour.