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North Loop and Millennium Park Walking Tour - Free Tours by Foot
Sat, May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Defined by the elevated train lines that form a circuit in the heart of the city, the North Loop is Chicago’s downtown area and theatre district. The Loop contains the largest concentration of skyscraper, including the second tallest building in the United States and it is effectively a living architectural museum, with a large range of architectural styles, from Victorian to post-modern, many with grand interior spaces. Alongside the buildings, thought provoking public art displays.
Join Free Tours by Foot on this fun and engaging walk through the Chicago's North Loop. Come and learn about how the Great Fire of 1871 started and marvel at the modern city that rose upon the ashes of the old city. See North Loop gems like the iconic Chicago Theatre marquee or the Louis C. Tiffany mosaic that is hidden in plain sight! Take a selfie at the start of the legendary Route 66 and discover the extravagant interior of the Palmer House. This tour ends in Millennium Park, Chicago’s still new and much loved public park.
Sights and topics we cover on the North Loop and Millennium Park Tour:
- Marshall Fields
- The Picasso/Daley Plaza
- Willis Tower (a.k.a. Sears Tower) Skydeck
- Millennium Park
- Crown Fountain
- The Great Fire
- The L (elevated trains)
- Start of Route 66
- The Art Institute of Chicago
- Cloud Gate (a.k.a. the Bean)
Where: Under the overhang of the Chicago Theatre, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, United States. (map)
Duration: Tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is just over one mile (1.6km).
When: View our Calendar. Tours are on U.S. 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.
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