Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors of the Loop

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The World Within Walking Tour
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the overlooked highlights of Chicago’s Loop district with a walking tour that takes in the best of the bustling, vibrant neighborhood’s inside spaces. Get behind the façades to explore stunningly designed interiors as you follow a specially designed route with an experienced guide. Learn about the city’s architecture, art and history while visiting a side of Chicago that’s beyond the tourist trail, and experience the Windy City with a local perspective.
  • See the district's most fascinating interiors
  • Explore the hidden side of Chicago with a local guide
  • Get a unique view of the city
  • Fun experience for locals and visitors alike

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 425 S Financial Pl, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

    Meet in the plaza in front of 425 S. Financial Place, near the large metal horse sculpture.

End point

  • Chicago Cultural Center
    78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Inside Chicago Walking Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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837 reviews
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Walking tour
Deangela_M, May 2024
Great tour very informative the tour guide was kind and let's us take Pictures and ask questions. She answered are questions and gave us enough time to take pictures and made sure everyone was accounted for before moving on to the next building it was a great personal walk into history I would definitely recommend.
Educational and great customer service.
Kim_T, May 2024
Wonderful tour thank you to Kaylee! Also thank you for the amazing customer service. I messed up my schedule and they helped me reschedule it. The tour was fun and very educational, they know their stuff.
A “must” do tour
Ian_W, May 2024
This was a brilliant tour, our guide was fantastic, even adding sixth building. Going inside the buildings you would normally just walk past, priceless! Absolutely fantastic tour
Great architectural tour of Chicago
Tracy_T, May 2024
Kylie was a fantastic guide. She knows her material and is enthusiastic to share it. She walked us through 8-10 buildings and conveyed both the architectural style and the history surrounding the building.
Very ice architecture.
Carlos_L, May 2024
The tour and the tour guide were excellent, she used pictures to support the details on the interior building architecture. What will make the tour even better is to provide a small brochure with the itinerary and some writing details.
Take this tour!
Pamela_J, Apr 2024
Our guide, Adam, was fantastic. He shared the history and interesting side stories about the buildings we visited. And kept the tour at a good pace - never slow, never too fast. There was even a lot of time for questions. I highly recommend the tour. FIVE stars!
Discovering hidden jewels among Chicago’s street life
Dale_R, Apr 2024
I love how Hillary led us into each space, allowed us to explore a bit and then gather us up to communicate some history and context for the building we were looking at. The tour was not only interesting but educational and inspiring.
We had an excellent guide...
Paula_L, Apr 2024
We had an excellent guide that shared interesting information about each building and Chicago. I would highly recommend it.
Beautiful Way to Explore Chicago
Holly_N, Apr 2024
See beautiful interiors and learn about their history Our tour guide walked us around and inside various buildings in the loop. She told us about the different architectural styles and the history of the buildings. We had a good group size of 12 which made it easy to circle around and hear our guide.
Fantastic tour, very fun...
Alexandre_S, Apr 2024
Fantastic tour, very fun and informative. Highly recommended even if you've already been to Chicago!
Fantastic Tour!
Rebecca_E, Apr 2024
Colleen was an excellent tour guide. She was knowledgeable, articulate and friendly. The pace was good allowing us time to look but the move on promptly to the next site. I learned soooo much and truly enjoyed the tour.
Morris_A, Apr 2024
Just learning how about how old the infrastructures of Chicago are. How tall and when they were built. It was very fun of a tour
Beautiful Art Deco...
Ketan_S, Mar 2024
Beautiful Art Deco interiors of historic buildings...the guide Kellie was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Enjoyable and Informative
Mary_H, Mar 2024
Difficult to pack in so much information about architectural styles and periods without losing your audience, but Kaylee did an excellent job of engaging with our group. The two hours went by very quickly. It adds so much to your visit to get to see the interiors of the buildings, and the ones chosen for the tour showcase different architectural trends beautifully.
A must-do
Beate_R, Mar 2024
Kylie managed to bring both interior architecture and exterior to life and explained in a funny, lively, informative way. A wonderful, truly dazzling experience.
Wonderful experience
Beth_P, Mar 2024
Kylie was the most wonderful guide! Wonderful, informative tour. Would highly recommend - be aware there are quite a few stairs however.
5 Star Tour
Denise_K, Mar 2024
Our tour guide, Kylie, was awesome! Very knowledgeable and passionate about Chicago architecture. Tour was engaging, well paced and finished right on time. Also, we were delayed by a last minute bus snafu and Viator was extremely helpful - a real person answered the phone and gave us concise accurate directions on how to meet up with the group, minimizing what we missed. Overall, a quality tour and great staff!
A Must Chicago Tour
Anthony_S, Mar 2024
Kylie, our guide was very knowledgeable and experienced, she was the best! She was also very entertaining and making sure she answered all questions and everybody had a great time. The only disappointment was not being able to go into the rookery building on Sunday because it was closed, other than that it was a great tour even for a couple like us who are local Chicagoans.
Fantastic tour!
Mary_H, Mar 2024
Kaylee was an awesome tour guide--super knowledgeable, friendly, fun, and so enthusiastic about her role as our guide. She kept our spirits high on a very rainy day and inspired us to get curious and open doors because the buildings around us are brimming with beauty and stories from the past!
Chicago Inside Outside Architecture Tour - 5 star rating with Adam!
Karen_H, Mar 2024
The inside outside Chicago Architecture walking tour was wonderful! Our guide Adam was very interesting, knowledgeable and clearly passionate about Chicago Architecture & Chicago as an amazing city. Along with the architecture it told the story of Chicago, arts & culture, history & more. Wonderful walking tour! Highly recommend to

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