Free Chicago Architecture Tour


If your travels take you to the Windy City this summer, don’t miss the free Loop Tour Train. Now in its eleventh year, this excellent 40-minute architecture tour is narrated by docents from the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Tours run every Saturday at 11:00 A.M., 11:40 A.M., 12:20 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. from May 7 to September 24, 2005. General boarding takes place at the Randolph/Wabash elevated train (L) station; however it should be noted that there is no elevator access to that station. Wheelchair-users and slow walkers who cannot climb stairs should use the State/Lake Station, which does have elevator access.

Although the tour is free, tickets are required. They are available at the Chicago Office of Tourism Visitor Information Center located at 77 E. Randolph Street. Loop Tour Train tickets are available on the day of the tour only, and are issued on a first come, first served basis when the information center opens at 10:00 A.M. on Saturdays.

Visitors in need of an elevator should tell the visitor information representative that they prefer to use an elevator when they pick up their tickets. The State/Lake stop is located approximately two blocks from the information center.

The Loop Tour Train is presented by the Chicago Office of Tourism and co-sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Chicago Transit Authority. For more information call (312) 744-2400.