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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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  • 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
  • Travelers 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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
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 7 Mar 2020
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 7 Mar 2020
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 7 Mar 2020
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 7 Mar 2020
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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