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Discover the exciting diversity of Chicago architecture on this wide-ranging odyssey, which traces the city’s development from its founding through present day.

3.5 Hours
$40 public (includes CAC admission)
$32 CAC members
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

This is our most comprehensive tour! We cover approximately 30 miles of Chicago design, passing through the Loop and the Gold Coast, as well as Hyde Park and other areas of the South Side. We’ll see two university campuses, several parks and residential neighborhoods and admire the lakefront. Stops—some with interior building tours—are made in the Loop, on the Museum Campus and at Mies van der Rohe's IIT campus and Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. The Robie House interior tour is provided by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.

  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • Beginning February 2019, Robie House will be unavailable due to work on some exciting new renovations. This tour will not include any interior visits to Robie House during this time. Ticket pricing reflects this temporary reroute.

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