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NOTE:  Please always refer to your ticket confirmation for any changes in meeting locations for tours!  The following meeting points are applicable for most of our tour dates; however, due to the occasional downtown marathon or festival, we do have to adjust meeting points a few times throughout the season.  PLEASE CHECK YOUR TICKET!

 

Open Your Eyes (Secrets of the Loop)

Meet in front of the Art Institute, located at 111 S. Michigan Ave.  We meet next to the south lion statue (the one on the right side of the main entrance's staircase).


The World Within (Dazzling Interiors of the Loop)
Meet outside the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, at the bottom of the stairs near the corner of Jackson and Wacker.  We do NOT meet at any of the main entrances to the building -- we meet outside at the corner of the building, at the bottom of the stairs in the plaza at the corner of Jackson and Wacker.


Telling the Story (Historical Masterpieces of the Loop)
Meet next to Buckingham Fountain, located at the end of Congress Parkway as it dead-ends at Columbus.  We meet on the west side of the fountain, i.e., the side facing the city, facing AWAY from the lake.  (On days when Buckingham Fountain is closed off -- i.e., during festivals, etc. -- we will meet instead next to the fountain in the gardens across the street from the Hilton Chicago, at 720 S. Michigan Ave.  Please check your ticket to confirm meeting location!)


Beyond the Boat (Inside Buildings from Architectural Boat Tours)
Meet at the main entrance to the Park at Lakeshore East, located at the corner of E. Benton Place and N. Field Blvd.  We meet next to the plaque at the top of the stairs.


Rebuilding the Second City (River North & the Cathedral District)
Meet at the main entrance to the Historic Water Tower, located at Chicago Ave. and Michigan Ave.  The Historic Water Tower looks like a tiny castle, located on the west side of Michigan Avenue.  The main entrance is on the west side, and faces a small plaza with a fountain and chairs.


Creating the Melting Pot (The West Loop & Wolf Point)
Meet next to Grainne statue in Heritage Green Park, located at the NE corner of Adams and Des Plaines.