Chicago Art Deco Skyscrapers: Walking Tour
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Immerse yourself in the elegance and grandeur of Chicago's Art Deco skyscrapers. Explore the origins and iconic motifs of this architectural style while marveling at historic landmarks like the Chicago Board of Trade and One LaSalle Street.
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 30 N La Salle St - View the 30 N LaSalle St building
What's Included
  • Admission to the Galleries of the Chicago Architecture Center
  • Narration by a professional and certified Guide
  • Walking tour of Downtown Chicago Art Deco architecture
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Storage for luggage or strollers
  • Coat check
Additional Information

Explore the heart of Chicago’s financial district where Art Deco architectural wonders built during the vibrant ‘20s stand tall. Understand how Art Deco encapsulated the period’s spirited positivity with sumptuous materials and geometric embellishments.

Dive into the roots of Art Deco along with its quintessential features as you examine structures like the Chicago Board of Trade, One LaSalle Street, and the Field Building (known today as the Bank of America Building) – all of them acknowledged as Chicago landmarks.

As an accredited nonprofit organization, every ticket purchase from CAC goes directly towards supporting our educational initiatives and community outreach activities.

  • Access to building interiors featured on this tour may be subject to change, due to weekend and holiday schedules or unforeseen closures.
  • Pets are not allowed.
30 N La Salle St
North La Salle Street
Meet in front of 30 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL, USA.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(114 Ratings)
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May 8, 2024
CAC Tours: A Must for Architecture Lovers! - We have taken several CAC walking tours and the boat tour (multiple times). It’s always a highlight of a visit to Chicago. This Art Deco tour with Betsy Jenkins was terrific! She was smart, educated, funny and made all the stories of the buildings so much fun. We found ourselves talking about the buildings we visited all weekend. Will take more CAC tours on future visits.
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Apr 14, 2024
Great tour! Must to while in Chicago - Second time taking a walking tour with the Chicago Architecture Centre. Loved it every time. Definitely worth it to do the walking tour as details are much easier to absorb and the flow with the guide is closer. Will likely do it again!
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Jan 29, 2024
Fun and informative. - We had a great time on the Art Deco Landmark Lobbys tour. Our Docent, Cynthia, was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed learning from her.
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Jan 29, 2024
Beautiful and interesting - Really enjoyed learning about these beautiful lobbies. The history is fascinating, and the architecture amazing. Our guide’s knowledge deepened my appreciation.
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Nov 19, 2023
Inside and out - a brilliant tour. - The Art Deco your is an amazing trip - we had a really good tour and whilst all of these tours do seem to tell similar stories, each one also has a slight twist that puts everything in perspective. Charles was brilliant, super informative and really interested, it was also really cool going into so any buildings = thanks, the tours we did with CAC helped make our trip really special.
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Nov 10, 2023
See the Art Deco buildings of Chicago close-up - This is an excellent walking tour of the most beautiful Art Deco buildings in the loop and offers the opportunity to enter many buildings to examine the interior features. On our tour, CAC docent Marcia presented the history and design of each building visited clearly and encouraged questions. Highly recommended, and don’t forget to check the exhibits at the CAC.
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Nov 6, 2023
Great tour! - Can highly recommend for Art Deco lovers! The guide, Mary Jane was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and answered all questions very well.
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Sep 3, 2023
Art Deco tour - Jennifer was amazing!! This was incredibly interesting to learn about. Art deco is a super interesting design format
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Sep 8, 2023
Great details - Enjoyed learning about the history of Chicago Art Deco Skyscrapers. Even though it rained everyone on the tour seemed to enjoy the walk.
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Sep 8, 2023
Very interesting - So neat to see the details inside the buildings! Mary Jane pointed out so many deco details throughout. Worth it!
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up to 10 guests
July 2024