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Chicago is known around the world for its architecture. Whether you choose to explore our fabled downtown or one of the city’s many distinct and charming neighborhoods, our expert docents will guide you by boat, bus, train or on foot and share the stories behind the buildings. Visit iconic skyscrapers, elegant hotels or the legendary houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. With dozens of tours to choose from, we won't blame you if you can't pick just one.

Recommended Tours

The Old Post Office

Explore the new Old Post Office Building, whose early 20th-century design has been adaptively reused into a beautiful, modern Class A Office building.

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1.5 Hours
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The Old Post Office Building; meet inside the Van Buren entrance with the US flag above it

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
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1.5 Hours
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The Old Post Office Building; meet inside the Van Buren entrance with the US flag above it

Ukrainian Village

Take in the beauty of Ukrainian Village’s churches—including Louis Sullivan’s stunning Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral—and residential architecture while hearing stories of Eastern European immigrants who first called the neighborhood…

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 N. Leavitt St.

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
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1.5 Hours
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Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 N. Leavitt St.

University of Chicago

Come explore the early Collegiate Gothic roots of the university campus in the original quadrangles, the “march of mid-century modernism” along the Midway and the recent, breath-taking architectural additions such as the Mansueto Library and the Midway…

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
2 Hours
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University of Chicago Bookstore, 970 E.58th St.

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
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2 Hours
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University of Chicago Bookstore, 970 E.58th St.

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Completed in 2009, Trump Tower is the second-tallest building in Chicago. View the building, its plaza and the Riverwalk as you learn about its unique architecture and engineering.

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1 Hour
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401 N. Wabash Ave., building's east entrance

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
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1 Hour
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401 N. Wabash Ave., building's east entrance

Union Station: Icon of a Great Age

Union Station is seen every day by thousands of commuters—and yet, not really seen! Slow down and take in the gorgeous details of this historic landmark, including the stunning Great Hall, which was recently restored to its original 1925 glory.

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1 Hour
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500 W. Jackson Blvd. between Canal and Clinton

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
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1 Hour
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500 W. Jackson Blvd. between Canal and Clinton

Rogers Park: Mile of Murals

Bold imagery and vibrant color come to life along a 14,000-square-foot stretch of the CTA Red Line in Rogers Park. Explore the 14 completed paintings that make up the neighborhood's Mile of Murals on this guided tour.

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Corner of N. Glenwood Avenue and W. Morse Avenue (East side of the Morse L station)

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
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1.5 Hours
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Corner of N. Glenwood Avenue and W. Morse Avenue (East side of the Morse L station)