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Chicago Riverwalk and History Tour

Free Tours by Foot

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (BST)

Chicago Riverwalk and History Tour

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Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper and home to one of the world’s most recognizable skylines and the northern section of the Chicago Riverwalk is a great place to experience it from the inside –there’s no need to take an expensive boat cruise.  This tour is not a focus on architecture, however. The buildings form the perfect photogenic backdrop when hearing the great stories of the men and women who built them and who built the city of Chicago.  We will show you the birthplace of the city and where a terrible massacre took place.  You will hear stories of great fortunes and a great fire as well as the incredible story of how Chicagoans re-engineered the flow of their river.

Chicago Riverwalk and History Tour

Join Free Tours by Foot as we take a leisurely stroll along the northern reaches of the Chicago River and take in the beautiful architecture, such as the Tribune Building, and learn the stories behind the men and woman who built them.     The tour ending point is near Municipal Pier #2 (better known as Navy Pier), where you can easily stroll over to see the sites- including the Ferris wheel and the Stained Glass Museum. The Pier is filled with delicious Chicago favorites like Garrett’s Popcorn, Chicago style hotdogs (NO ketchup allowed), and of course, a Billy Goat Tavern.

Sights we will cover on the Chicago Riverwalk and History Tour:

  • Chicago Theater
  • The Chicago River
  • Original settlement of Fort Dearborn
  • Chicago Tribune Building
  • Trump Building
  • The Wrigley Building
  • The John Hancock Building
  • Michigan Ave (Magnificent Mile)
  • The Marina City Buildings
  • and much more!
Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more must contact us before booking.

Where:  Tour begins from underneath the overhang of the Chicago Theater, 175 N State Street (map).

Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is just over one mile (1.6 km).

When: Wednesdays @7pm (19:00) beginning July 29th.  View our Calendar .  Tours are on Central Standard 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.

Have questions about Chicago Riverwalk and History Tour? Contact Free Tours by Foot

When & Where

Chicago Theatre
175 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (BST)

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Free Tours by Foot

Free Tours by Foot is a sightseeing company that focuses on pay-what-you-like tours in New York as well as Washington, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Charleston, New Orleans, Chicago and London.  Their motto is "pay-what-you-like-tours" are tours for every budget.  

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Chicago Riverwalk and History Tour
Chicago, IL Events Tour Travel & Outdoor

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