$12 for a Two-Hour Guided Walking Tour from the Chicago Architecture Foundation ($20 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Stroll past Chicago icons designed by renowned architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Gehry

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. All services must be redeemed during a single visit by same customer. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Tours subject to availability. Valid only for walking tours; not valid for bus, river cruise, or Segway tours. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

$12 for a two-hour guided walking tour ($20 value)

Schedule is subject to change, call or check architecture.org for updated schedule. Choose from the following tours:

  • Historic Downtown (North Loop): Treasures of Culture & Commerce, daily at 2 p.m.
  • Historic Downtown (South Loop): Rise of the Skyscraper, daily at 10 a.m.
  • Modern Skyscrapers (1950s-Present), daily at 1 p.m.
  • Downtown Deco, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 11 a.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.
  • Chicago Old & New, Monday and Wednesday at 11 a.m. and Friday at 2:30 p.m.
  • Millennium Park Revealed, Friday at 11 a.m.

Chicago Architecture Foundation

With a mission to inspire people to discover why design matters, the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), a nonprofit organization, offers many educational programs and tours which help locals and visitors appreciate the city's architecture. CAF began leading walking tours of the Loop in 1970 and has expanded to many forms of urban exploration: boats, bus, bike, "L" trains, and even Segways. Their volunteer docents lead tours after completing a graduate-level 10-week training program. In addition to hosting over 85 tours, the CAF hosts a variety of youth-education activities, lectures, special events, and rotating exhibits that highlight Chicago and its many communities.

Customer Reviews

This time was the third time I did a tour with CAF and they have all been exceptional. I have no background in architecture but always enjoy and learn with them. Their tours are a little more expensive than others but are worth every penny!
Cate F. · April 26, 2015
What an amazing tour!!! Would definitely recommend to any person living in or visiting Chicago!
Shannon H. · March 7, 2015
Excellent way to discover the city !!!
Rose L. · January 26, 2015

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