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Inside Chicago Walking Tours

109 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
+1 312-799-0164
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Dazzling Interiors of the Loop
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Historical Masterpieces of the Loop
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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: High-Up and Low-Down Views of the City
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Walking tours that delight visitors with the "second side of the Second City," with gorgeous, fascinating, and often hidden details behind many doors. Get to know Chicago through its real-life stories: the explorers, settlers, architects, business people, laborers, immigrants, and revolutionaries who developed the area from its beginnings as a marshy outpost to the beating heart of America that it is today. Walk your walk through modern architectural history, all the way to plans for the future look of Chicago! Inside Chicago Walking Tours is a young walking tour company founded by Hillary Marzec, 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 years of 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. We know that the best way to get information to "stick" with people -- and to be interesting to people -- is to convey it like a story, with a logical beginning, middle, and end. Most architecture tours of Chicago -- boats, walks, segways, etc. --present you the city like an overwhelming laundry list of information that you'll likely forget. For us, there is a reason we are exploring a certain area, or following a certain path: the architecture that we explore is like the vocabulary of the larger story we are telling. 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 passion for showing visitors, whether they be out-of-towners or Chicagoans, a side of Chicago that they haven't noticed before. We love to focus on the stunning interiors of buildings throughout downtown Chicago - including many of the buildings along the river - and we even provide you with an "insider's scoop" on lots of the exterior architectural elements that most guides won't show you. Your guide, Hillary, will delight you with a side of Chicago you've never seen. Take it from a past tour participant: "Imagine your favorite teacher when you were growing up - engaging, charismatic, and really made you love learning. That's Hillary. Don't miss her tours!"
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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109 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-6110
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-799-0164
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Thank crispyteriyaki
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Hillary was an incredible tour guide - she is fun, enthusiastic, and most importantly puts facts into context in an interesting way. You can tell that she really enjoys what she does, and loves sharing Chicago with others. Will definitely do another one of these...More

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Hillary's Inside Chicago tour was so informative; she made it fun, passing on her passion. I wanted another two hours with her!

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Hillary's passion for architecture and excellent local knowledge make this a superb way to see a side of Chicago you almost certainly wouldn't otherwise.

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C1264GVsandrah
8 October 2017|
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Response from Harriet11C | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Walking tours are always available but please inquire about it one day prior if possible to ensure you don't get disappointed.
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molly883
12 April 2017|
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Response from Hillary M | Property representative |
Hi! You can sign up for any tours that will be running when you're here via our website, or by calling our Call Center. Please see our website's Tour Calendar.
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blondie084
2 September 2015|
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Response from Hillary M | Property representative |
We have public tours that run at 2pm on Sundays, so depending on which date you're looking to take a tour (this Sunday? a future Sunday?), we can get you signed up for that. Please contact me directly through our website's... More
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