Chicago Binoculars Walking Tour
See what you've been missing in Chicago on a sight-filled walking tour that teaches you how to read buildings. Grab a pair of binoculars, then search for gargoyles, griffins, gods and monsters, which decorate buildings throughout the city.
What You Will Do
- Impress your friends with the architectural knowledge you learn trekking through Chicago in search for unique buildings decorated with meaningful ornaments
- Learn how to read a building by understanding the construction of it’s facade: Discover the meaning behind each decoration
- Get a close-up look with a pair of binoculars that reveal the minute details of famous buildings
- Visit the Chicago Board of Trade, the Rookery and the Chicago Temple to see the beauty and artistry that most people never notice
- 1.5 hour guided tour
- Knowledgeable tour guide
Walk is over a mile. This tour is not recommended for young children, though they are welcome. You can keep the binoculars after the tour. Please dress for weather. Tour starts at Chicago Board of Trade.
Full refund for cancellations 24 hours in advance. Ability to exchange for cancellations made after 24 hours.
- 6 Ratings
We loved the tour as we always look up when we come to Chicago
Fun, interesting and a very enthusiastic tour guide.
The binocular tour was so much fun! I've walked past these buildings for years, and never looked up. I'm so glad finally did. I couldn't believe the beautiful, interesting, crazy things up there. Thanks, Margaret!