Chicago isn’t known as “The Second City” because it comes in second to New York City or Washington, DC, rather it was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1871. In the rush to get a tax base back, building regulations were minimal leading to unique architecture, tall buildings and the iconic skyline we know today.
Join Free Tours by Foot on our name your own price Chicago Loop Tour in the downtown area known as “The Loop” on a highlight tour through the Windy City (and it’s not called that because of the wind off the lake!). We’ll learn about the many styles of architecture that Chicago offers and see artwork on the street. You will find the hidden treasures of Tiffany Glass tucked away in public buildings all while learning the history of how Chicago came to be and then how it did it all again.
Where: Chicago Tribune bldg., 425 N. Michigan Avenue, in front of the Nathan Hale statue by Argo Tea Cafe. Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo!
Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is just over one mile (1.6km).When: View our Calendar Tours are on CST time!
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.