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Chicago Board of Trade Building Tours

Chicago Board of Trade Building
In a city of skyscrapers, the Chicago Board of Trade Building stands out. Its history dates back to 1821, though the structure standing today was erected in 1930. Built for the Chicago Board of Trade, today it still serves as a center of Chicago’s financial district as the trading venue for the derivatives exchange. It stood at the tallest building in Chicago for many years. Today it remains a gateway to the city’s financial district.   

The traditional art deco architecture draws tourists to the Chicago Board of Trade Building. A three-story statue of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, stands atop the building on a copper pyramid, drawing visitors from all over the city to see the exquisite craftsmanship. The 6,500 pound Ceres represents the time when agriculture ruled Chicago. The 12-story building has a 19,000 square foot trading floor. Statues adorn the building, each of which tells a different story of the type of work that goes on inside.

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The Chicago Board of Trade Building is one of the premiere must-see attractions in Chicago. It is a United States National Historic Landmark. Tours of the trading floor and building are offered and a great way to learn the history and understand the details of the intricate artistry. It’s located at 141 W. Jackson Boulevard in the Loop neighborhood.
Address: 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago 60604, USA
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-2pm
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$38.85
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US$38.85
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors of the Loop

Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors of the Loop

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See the overlooked highlights of Chicago’s Loop district with a 2-hour walking tour that takes in the best of the bustling, vibrant neighborhood’s inside spaces. Get behind the façades to explore stunningly designed interiors as you follow a specially-designed route with an experienced guide. Learn about the city’s architecture, art and history while visitng a side of Chicago that’s beyond the tourist trail, and experience the Windy City with a local perspective.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.00
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Downtown Chicago Walking Tour

Downtown Chicago Walking Tour

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Downtown Chicago is filled with gems. Some famous, others known only by select locals. Many of these spots are best seen on foot as opposed to a moving vehicle. We'll take you inside several of these architectural masterpieces, to where much of Chicago's real beauty can be seen. We'll also give you time to check out famous public art by the likes of Picasso and Chagall and see the world's very first skyscrapers! All of our tours are led by experienced guide that have been giving quality tours of Chicago since 2005 and have accrued well over 500 five-star reviews. People mostly comment on how our tours are both informative and entertaining. The walk is a little under 2 miles and conducted at a comfortable pace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35.00
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US$35.00
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Architecture of Money and Power: Chicago Financial District Walking Tour

Architecture of Money and Power: Chicago Financial District Walking Tour

Discover opulent architecture of Chicago's financial district and hear secret stories of the rich and powerful Architecture on this financial district walking tour will range from sleek Art Deco to glittering post-modern, with buildings constructed from the late 1800s into more recent times. We also venture to the “back door” of the Board of Trade. Here a time-warp exists in the middle of downtown Chicago, with historic bars, an old school pizza joint, a pawn shop, and the rickety tracks of the "L" train. In keeping with Chicago Detours’ mission to explore stories and places locals don’t know, this tour will either tell lesser known stories behind famous buildings or take guests into buildings they might not normally notice right in the heart of the financial district.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$28.00
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What are Chicago Board of Trade Building hours of operation?
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Chicago Board of Trade Building hours of operation: Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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