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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Debunking Architecture Myths & Urban Legends

Chicago, United States
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2 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

If you’ve taken any tour in Chicago, you’ve likely heard some common urban myths masked in “truth” because the tour guide supposedly knows best. But most tours are basically regurgitated scripts that perpetuate these myths -- and then the guests who take those tours spread those myths to their local friends, and the myths become “truth”…but they’re not true. On this all-outdoors tour, we tell some of the most commonly told urban myths in a fun “Two Truths & a Lie” format, where you’ll be given the TRUTH behind each myth told on so many tours, and we’ll add a few more truths to that. Did Al Capone really operate a speakeasy in the Jewelers’ Building? Was the Carbide & Carbon Building modeled after a champagne bottle in order for the architects to thumb their noses at Prohibition? Is the Civic Opera Building meant to represent a “throne” facing away from New York? Come join us on a debunking mission through downtown Chicago and its riverfront, with gorgeous views along the way!

What's Included

  • Guide services
  • Gratuities

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chicago River, Chicago, IL

We will start near the South Branch of the Chicago River, where we will walk along the river and uncover the truths behind some common river tour myths.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

We will weave our way through the central, downtown neighborhood known as "the Loop," where we will debunk myths about famous buildings, famous people, and even famous art.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At:

The Location

Where To Go

222 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, USA

Departure time

2:00 PM


Chicago, United States

Return details

11 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602, USA

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Debunking Architecture Myths & Urban Legends

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