Step into magnificent interior spaces and the mysterious underground Pedway system on this delightful and informative tour of downtown Chicago's famous Loop. Chicago Detours, voted runner-up for Best Tour in Chicago two years running, has planned a creative route that weaves this mostly indoor tour through buildings and secret short-cuts that bring you to the city's most dazzling delights. You'll gaze at twinkling 19th Century mosaics, grasp the evolution of artistic and architectural styles, and tromp through easily-overlooked spaces in the heart of this magnificent metropolis. Highlights include:
Chicago’s underground Pedway system
The contemporary Block 37 development
Marshall Field’s department store
Sparkling Tiffany mosaics
Chicago Cultural Center
Reserve your spot soon! This tour is capped at 20 participants.
Register Here: Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour
Member Pricing: $45 per person includes two-hour-long walking tour and special gifts.
Nonmember Pricing: $55 per person.
Members may bring up to three guests at member pricing.
Your guide is founder Amanda Scotese, who created Detours as a Chicago tour company with a mission to bring people to explore Chicago stories and places that even locals didn’t know. Before Chicago Detours, she worked in travel for many years, including a decade as a Tour Guide and Guidebook Researcher with Rick Steves. To this tour she brings the following stories and ideas: How to read Chicago architecture to understand history, Stories of corruption and generosity, Why the ‘L’ is elevated, Design psychology behind interior space, A surprising history of shopping, and Religion and social diversity.
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Tour starts at starts inside of the Marquette Building, 140 S Dearborn Street, and ends at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington Street.