Two of Chicago's most popular attractions in one tour!  Come see what all the hype is about in the people-packed center of the city.

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.
— Jane Jacobs

About This Tour Route...

Coming July 2017...

In just over 10 years, Millennium Park has become the 2nd most popular tourist attraction in the entire state of Illinois  second only to Navy Pier.  To help you discover and understand what's so great about this famous park, Inside Chicago Walking Tours has created a special new tour route that covers the famous art, the layered gardens, the stunning views, the surprising history, and much more!  "The Bean," for example, is SO much more than just a big silver jellybean: did you know that it has a bellybutton?  Did you know that it weighs 200,000 pounds?

From Millennium Park, we'll travel north along Chicago's famous "Boule Michigan," enjoying sweeping views of the Chicago River and learning about Chicago's founding father, Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, on our way to check out the stunning architecture and popular sights along one of the most famous shopping destinations in the world, the Magnificent Mile.  The "Mag Mile" isn't just about shopping, though, and we're excited to take you inside some of the more fascinating — and overlooked — spots on this fun 1-mile stretch.

The Mag Mile & Millennium Park: two extremely popular destinations that hide so much more than most tourists will ever realize.  Let Inside Chicago Walking Tours show you the more enchanting and interesting side of these beaten-path spots: as with all of our top-ranked tours, we'd love to show you the "second side of the Second City."

On this Brand New tour, you will:

  • Understand what makes "The Bean" so enchanting, and get the must-have souvenir reflection photo with pro tips for the best shots;
  • Take a symbolic walk from pre-Fire to post-Fire Chicago (the "Second City");
  • Touch stones from around the world, from the Great Pyramid to Wrigley Field;
  • Go inside the beating heart of Chicago's water system;
  • Be dazzled by the ornate interior of one of Chicago's most haunted hotels;
  • Much, much more!


    • Tour starts on Saturday, July 1st
    • Wednesdays, Saturdays, & Sundays at 12pm
    • Tours last 2 to 2.5 hours
    • Tours cover 1.5 miles on foot
    • Ticket prices:
      • $25 general admission (ages 11 and up) 
      • $20 children (ages 6-10) and seniors (over 65)
      • Free for kids under 6
    • Runs rain or shine, unless otherwise noted.
    • Tour starting point given upon ticket purchase.  Check your ticket!

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