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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
$55 public (includes CAC admission)
$47 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.
  • This tour is available for private bookings. Contact for more information.
  • Access to building interiors featured on this tour may be subject to change, due to weekend and holiday schedules or unforeseen closures.

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