Pilsen Neighborhood Walking Tour: Chicago's Cultural Hub
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Chicago
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Begin your journey with your tour guide and marvel at the stunning public art at 10 S Dearborn—Chagall’s Four Seasons mosaic.
  • Commence a short walk to our next point of interest, where we board the L train to Pilsen via the historic and beautifully preserved Quincy stop.
  • As we reach Pilsen, indulge in some genuine Mexican cuisine before we start our cultural excursion through the area, filled with murals, unique design and more. (Tour price does not cover refreshments.)
  • Explore dynamic art exhibitions and an expansive permanent collection at this famous museum nestled in the heart of Pilsen.
  • Anticipate traditional Mexican desserts at this local favorite. (Tour price does not include refreshments.)
  • We will hop back on the train and return to the Loop to conclude our tour.
  • Our tour wraps up at Daley Plaza where we’ll appreciate our final piece of public art—the renowned Picasso.
What's Included
  • Transit tickets
  • Museum donation
  • Local expert guide
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages
Additional Information

Join your guide at the stunning Chagall Four Seasons mosaic, kicking off our Creativity & Community locality exploration. A brief walk later, we’ll board the Pink Line from the refurbished Quincy L terminal (inaugurated in 1897) and proceed towards Pilsen — a lively district to the southwest of the Loop originally established by Czech settlers. Pilsen is positioned #10 on Forbes magazine’s ‘15 Coolest Neighborhoods in the World’ list.

Once we reach Pilsen, we’ll pause to sample genuine Mexican food. Later, our walk around the area will involve views of countless public murals and insights about the district’s distinct architecture.

We’ll then visit the renowned National Museum of Mexican Art and explore its static and rotating exhibits. To conclude, we’ll take the Pink line train back to the Loop and end our day at the renowned Picasso sculpture sited in Daley Plaza.

  • Should be able to climb stairs as not all train stations are equipped with elevators
Location
Chagall's Four Seasons
South Dearborn Street
Meet your guide in front of the mosaic.
Cancellation Policy

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

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Joeldq2077ln
May 21, 2024
Walking Tour of Chicago Pilsen Neighborhood - Owner of L Stop Tours and our tour guide Tom Schaffner (Tom) did a remarkable job. Tom is a lifelong resident and knowledgeable about the history, as well as current happenings in Chicago. He literally went the extra mile (or two) to make our tour special and unique to our needs and preferences. The public artwork in the Pisen Neiborhood and the Mexican Art Museum were amazing. We even had time to taste some of the local fare. I would highly recommend L Stop Tours to anyone interested in visiting or getting to know more about Chicago. Hopefully we can book one of their other tours the next time we get to town!
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Derl98
Jul 4, 2023
Great personalized tour of Pilsen! - Our tour with Tom is exceeded our expectations in many ways. Tom has a tremendous knowledge of the Pilsen neighborhood and makes a great guide. He is interesting to talk with and a veritable font of knowledge about all things Chicago. We liked how he told us about the artwork, history and architecture to give a real feel of what makes Pilsen the neighborhood that it is. One terrific thing about L Stop tours is how Tom will adjust the tour as much as possible to match the interests of the group. He spent extra time with us to make sure we got the most out of our afternoon. We had time to stop at the most amazing bakery, had delicious tacos at a sit-down restaurant (we never would have found on our own) and finished the tour with a paleta – the most refreshing fruit packed popsicle we ever had. The visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art was a tour highlight. Like much of what Tom showed us, we likely would not have visited solely on our own. We are so glad we did. And that we took the L Stop Pilsen tour!
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Maureenmw6822lw
Sep 28, 2021
Art On Every Corner! - Take the L! LStop Tour that is-We did the Pilsen Pink Line Tour for a different view of the city and it did not disappoint. As we walked to the L our guide Tom pointed out art and architecture that we otherwise would have missed. He told us the history of the train lines and various neighborhoods. When we arrived at the Pilsen district he walked us to the highlight "street art" murals that told a story of the community. We stopped at a bustling taqueria to sample local fare and walked through the National Museum of Mexican Art- and unexpected addition to the tour. Tom's insights into the community, its architecture and art not only held our interest but kept us wanting to learn more. If you have time definitely take this tour!
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Monica
Aug 16, 2019
Fabulous Pilsen Pink Line Tour! - I’m back! The Green Line South Tour I took a few months ago was so incredible, I had to come back for more! The Pilsen Pink Line Tour was amazing. L Stop Tours did it again,..fun and interesting facts about neighborhood. And seeing hidden gems along the way. I enjoy the narrative, views and food that I’ve already booked the Blue Line Tour. Keep up the great work...your tours are AMAZING!
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Ashley
Jun 24, 2019
Pink Line and Lagunitas - Excellent train and walking tour off the Pink Line in Pilsen. The tour started downtown with a stop at the Currency Museum (fun little place that I never would have gone to on my own) and ended at the Lagunitas Brewery with a walking tour through part of Pilsen in between. Loved the stop at the National Museum of Mexican Art! Highly recommend this tour.
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