50% off Chicago Architecture Center walking tours
Where: Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Drive
When: July 1—August 15, 2019 Box office hours 9am to 5pm, every day
Illinois residents save 50% on select CAC walking tour
Discount applies to standard tickets. Limit one ticket per Illinois ID. This special offer is available only for walking tours that depart from the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC). See list of tours included in this offer below. Reservations are highly recommended, as ticket quantities are limited.
To reserve a spot on an upcoming tour and receive your Illinois discount, call the CAC call center or visit the CAC box office in-person.
This discount does not apply when tour reservation is made online. A valid Illinois ID must be presented at the CAC box office before walking tour ticket is issued. TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT, DO NOT BOOK ONLINE. YOU MUST CALL OR VISIT IN-PERSON. All tour tickets include admission the CAC, valid up to 7 days before or after the tour.
Chicago Icons: Connecting Past and Present
This lively overview of Chicago architecture explores iconic buildings from the 1890s to present. We’ll compare and contrast a wide range of buildings with varying architectural styles and see how older structures connect to new skyline additions.learn more
Chicago is recognized as a leader in Modern architecture, a style that revolutionized our visual world during the mid-20th Century. View iconic Modern skyscrapers during this walking tour. learn more
Chicago Architecture: A Walk Through Time
Get a comprehensive look at Chicago’s architectural history on this unique tour that covers buildings in chronological order. Hear important stories about the city while viewing some of its earliest buildings and new, super-tall high rises. learn more
Art Deco Skyscrapers: The Riverfront
Tour the lobbies of five opulent Art Deco skyscrapers built near the banks of the Chicago River during the business boom of the Roaring ’20s. Learn how Art Deco reflected the era’s fun-loving optimism with lavish materials and geometric ornament.learn more
Historic Treasures of Chicago’s Golden Age
Learn about the great architectural landmarks of Michigan Avenue and State Street, with glimpses inside beautiful buildings from the 1890s-1930s. Highlights include the dazzling interiors of the Palmer House Hotel and the Chicago Cultural Center.learn more
Hotel Boom: Making Old New Again
Chicago is experiencing a surge in tourism, resulting in the creative repurpose of historic skyscrapers into chic new hotels. Learn how and why a former athletic club, silver manufacturer and motor club have undergone this change. learn more
Lights, Camera, Architecture!
Chicago’s unique architecture has co-starred in movies with Ferris Bueller, Batman and the Blues Brothers, among other famous big screen characters. See some of the buildings featured in these films and more!learn more
Millennium Park: Beyond the Bean
Learn how architects, artists and engineers collaborated with Chicago’s movers and shakers to transform a railroad yard and parking lot into a magnificent park that has thrilled millions and become the envy of cities around the world.learn more
Magnificent Architecture of the Magnificent Mile
Discover how a dirt road known as Pine Street transformed into a “Paris on the Prairie” and later into the Magnificent Mile, the city’s premier shopping district. Hear the secrets and stories behind the striking buildings on North Michigan Avenue that have become architectural icons.learn more
Must-See Chicago is a fast-paced, 90-minute introductory tour to Chicago featuring some of its most famous buildings, including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Willis (Sears) Tower, the Chicago Theatre and more!learn more
Elevated Architecture: Downtown “L” Train
Explore Chicago’s amazing architecture from the unique perspective of elevated trains and station platforms. Learn the history behind the famous “L” system and hear how it has shaped the development of buildings within the Loop.learn more
Elevated Architecture: North Side Art
Chicago’s elevated train stations house an incredible collection of public art, including paintings, murals, mosaics, and sculpture. This tour hops on and off public “L” trains to discover art and explain its unique connection to the surrounding neighborhoods.learn more
French Language: Historic and Modern Skyscrapers
This tour, given in French, provides a comprehensive look at Chicago’s architectural history, presenting buildings in chronological order. Hear important stories about the city while viewing some of its earliest buildings and new, super-tall high rises.learn more