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Brian R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Very informative tour.

Mathilde B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Very good tour, very interesting and the tour guide did a perfect job explaining everything !

Amy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This was without a doubt my favourite tour in Chicago. As an architect I found our guide very informative and the buildings themselves awe inspiring. I would definitely recommend this tour for those looking for an incredible insight into the designs of the Chicago School architects.

Nancy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very informative but not too heady!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Terrific! Our tour Gide was fabulous and we learned tons!

Frederick G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This was a great tour of south loop Architecture. The tour guide was well informed and answered our questions.

Steve A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Despite late rain great experience

Bruce X

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Great tour even though it was a cold snowy day.

John W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

In spite of the inclement weather the tour was both informative and entertaining. First class!!!

Roberta S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Excellent! Our guide was awesome. The history was so interesting.

Michael H Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

This walking tour was organised through the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the guides are volunteers so some are better than others, fortunately ours was good. The tours are on a set route and stop at buildings selected by the Foundation. It was very interesting and informative.

Ann U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2013

Our guide was a wealth of information. Being a Chicago native, I've seen these buildings many times, but found out so much more about them. There were many that I've never been inside of and I was truly amazed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

I really enjoyed this tour! It's so interesting to learn the history behind these skyscrapers. Our tour guide was so passionate about his city and it was really infectious. It was also interesting to know that they don't get paid to take the tours, so they do it purely for the passion and interest. I would recommend this tour and add in the Modern Skyscraper tour if you have time.

Zach M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

It was raining/light snow during the tour. The guide did an excellent job. Favorite stop was the Rookery. We went inside a handful of buildings including this building.

Terry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

This tour was thoroughly enjoyable. The guide was very informative and entertaining. The length of the walk was just right and the group small enough to keep together on the city streets. The headsets actually worked!


4 star rating: Recommended
April 2016

The tour felt slightly rushed, but our guide had a large group to manage. Overall it was very informative and enlightening.

Thomas H

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2012

Upon arriving to the ArchiCenterShop and attempting to check-in, the staff members at the desk were very confused by our vouchers, which did not seem to match up with any of their records. However, after a few minutes of digging, the staff members eventually concluded that we appeared to have enough documentation to prove we had paid and then issued us tickets. The tour itself was very good. Our docent did a great job leading the group and was clearly very knowledgeable. The pace was brisk, which allowed for as much ground to be covered as possible. Not only did we get to view the outside of many historic buildings, but interestingly we also were able to visit many of the gorgeous lobbies of these buildings as well. Tour participants were all issued headphones to wear so that we could hear our docent speak throughout the tour, however our group experienced problems with our headsets and could only hear the docent when we were standing still, and not when we were walking. All in all the tour was a fun and affordable way to see historic buildings in the city.

Eduard K USA

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

Very good tour and the guide have a lot of knowledge.

Howard B USA

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2010

This was very interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable. We will go on other tours with Viator.


1 star rating: I do not recommend this
April 2016

Our guide rushed us through a bit, but he had a large group to manage. Overall, a good tour.

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