What you will do
Though all of Chicago’s neighborhoods are, of course, culturally rich, the West Loop is perhaps the closest and most accessible to visitors who would like to get to know Chicago's world-famous architecture on a walking tour, but who wish to stick as close as possible to downtown.
It is in this neighborhood that some of Chicago’s most famous characters lived their lives and achieved their place in history – people like Mother Cabrini, the first American citizen to be canonized a saint, and August Spies, the anarchist whose labor activism led to the founding of the internationally celebrated “May Day.” Inside Chicago Walking Tours leads you through grand train stations and immigrant churches, past labor monuments and post-Fire architecture, to the very point where Chicago was officially “born” as a city. Using the rich historical context of the neighborhood, we then paint a fascinating picture of what’s still to come in terms of Chicago's architecture: gleaming skyscrapers that seem to defy gravity, waterfront parks that finally allow people to enjoy the river as Daniel Burnham intended, and more and more people deciding to embrace this central part of Chicago as not just where they work, but where they live.
The West Loop, with its historical patchwork of cultures and stories, as well as its wide range of architectural styles and periods, is worth the short walk west from the Loop that you might already know and love. Inside Chicago Walking Tours invites you to come along and explore the “melting pot” that continues to evolve today, and get to know this fascinating part of the city on one of our walking tours.
M-F 8am – 9pm CST Sat 8am – 6pm CST Sun 8am – 4pm CST
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Provided byInside Chicago Walking Tour
Inside Chicago Walking Tours is a new walking tour company founded by an experienced tour guide and product development director for a major sightseeing company in Chicago. Given the freedom to research and construct her own tours, she used her experience as a teacher, writer, improv comedian, and tour guide to create tours that tell the story of Chicago in an engaging, educational, and always entertaining way. Inside Chicago Walking Tours combine architecture, history, and storytelling in one powerful experience of the city that no other tour company can match.
What makes us different? It's our ability to find the hidden and fascinating details of buildings and areas that people pass through or pass by every day. It's our emphasis on experiencing architecture as an art, appreciating both the exteriors and interiors of Chicago's gorgeous buildings. It's our passion for showing visitors, whether they be out-of-towners or Chicagoans, a side of Chicago that they haven't noticed before: the second side of the Second City.www.insidechicagowalkingtours.com
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