Discovering Vintage Chicago: The Loop

    Option 2 ks
    04 Aug 2016
    Clock 50min      Length2mi
    8 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    This tour will take you to some of the timeless, classic spots that evoke the unique character of Chicago's Loop. It includes charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way, from classic restaurants to shops and other establishments that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    The Berghoff, Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, Macy's Department Store, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center, Palmer House

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The Art Institute of Chicago is located at 111 South Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago and is easily accessible via the city's "El" train system. The Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple lines all stop above ground at Adams/Wabash, one block west of the museum. The Red and Blue lines stop underground at Monroe, just a few blocks away. A number of bus lines also stop in front of the museum. Currently, El fare is $2.25 per adult. Visit the Chicago Transit Authority's website at for route, schedule, and fare details.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Exelon Plaza, Daley Plaza, Chicago Cultural Center

    Best time of day:

    9am - 7pm




    Plus Write a comment


    The walking tour was very interesting and informative. When you take the walking tour I would really encourage you to take the suggested stops and step inside the buildings. They were amazing.
    One thing to keep on eye on is the route you are taking. You are in a city with tall building and that can mess up the GPS signal. You most likely will have to navigate at least some of the tour manually. It’s not a big deal. The app has a map and you can start each talk manually.
    I would highly recommend taking this tour.

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