Chicago Architecture Walking Tour

Chicago Detours

What You'll Get

What does Michael Jackson’s Thriller have to do with the design of a post-modern skyscraper? Or Andy Warhol’s soup cans with modernism? On this creative tour of Chicago architecture, you will learn about architectural styles through their connections with technology and culture, including pop culture. Look at lots of eye candy while expanding your understanding of architectural styles and Chicago history on this very visual and interactive tour.

All arts are a reflection of an age, and styles across creative media have similar qualities. Through comparisons to works in art, design, and pop culture from various periods of history, you'll be able to identify architectural styles and understand their deeper connections with history. You will also discover how the advancements in technology and engineering throughout history have shaped buildings.

The fun and creative educational approach of this Chicago architecture walking tour makes it unlike any other architecture tour in the city. The tour appeals to both Chicago locals and visitors, and those well-versed in art history and those not. You will learn about various architectural styles, both by looking at the actual buildings and at images and video on shared iPads.

The architecture walking tour goes south of the Michigan Avenue bridge along a route where many people walk but rarely look up. The tour concludes at the very new urban playground of Maggie Daley Park.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Maximum is 8 people per booking
  • Shared iPads with historic photos and video clips
  • Engaging tour guide commentary
  • Special gifts

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point
Fannie May

Departure Time
June through July 2017 only - 11am

90 minutes

Return Details
Maggie Daley Park

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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The Fine Print

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