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Historical Tour

Water Tower Place

Chicago, IL

Historical Tour
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General Admission 4 hours before event starts Free  

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Have you ever wondered who designed the water fountain inside Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby? Do you know when Water Tower Place was built? Was Water Tower Place the first skyscraper in Chicago, the U.S. or the world?

Learn the answer to these questions and more as you travel through all seven levels of Water Tower Place during a FREE 30-minute guided walking tour that explores the history of this Chicago icon.

Tours will be offered every Friday at 3:00 p.m. and begin in Water Tower Place's Michigan Avenue lobby. Guests can check in at Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue concierge desk 30 minutes before the tour begins. Each guest must present his/her order confirmation and a valid government ID at check in.

At the completion of each tour, each guest will receive a Water Tower Place tote bag and special offers from participating Water Tower Place retailers.

All tickets must be reserved in advance. No tickets will be reserved at the door. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 and over. Event dates, times, special offers and gifts are subject to change without notice.

Groups of 10 or more must register four weeks in advance by phone at (312) 654-9688. Fees apply to groups of 10 or more.

For more information, call Water Tower Place at (312) 440-3166 or visit

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When & Where

Water Tower Place
835 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Friday, January 9, 2015 at 3:00 PM - Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3:30 PM (CST)

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With exclusive retailers like American Girl Place, Macy’s, LACOSTE, adidas Sport Performance Store, Vera Bradley, Oakley and Chicago Cubs Clubhouse Shop, unique restaurants like foodlife, Freshii, Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch, Mity Nice and Wow Bao and world-class entertainment at Broadway in Chicago's Broadway Playhouse and the Chicago Sports Museum, Water Tower Place offers a unique, high-energy urban shopping experience that you simply won't find anywhere else in the city. In short, Water Tower Place is the place to shop!

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