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Discover Uptown—a treasure trove of terra cotta ornament and creatively repurposed historic buildings; home to entertainment palaces like the Riviera, Green Mill and the Aragon Ballroom; and one of the most diverse neighborhoods on the North Side.

Duration
2 Hours
Price
$30 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members
Meet
CTA Wilson Station, near the Divvy bike station, 4620 N. Broadway St.

When commuter train lines were extended north to Wilson Avenue in 1900, Uptown exploded with development. This tour gives an overview of the neighborhood’s fascinating history, highlighting the evolution of its entertainment and hotel district, recent revitalization projects and ongoing preservation efforts.

Notes:
  • Advance reservations required. 
  • Your safety is our priority. The itinerary of this tour may be altered in accordance with health and safety policies and considerations.
  • Tour ends at the Uptown Post Office, 4850 N. Broadway.
  • Paid street parking is limited. Public transportation is recommended.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

Upcoming Uptown Tours