Best tours in Chicago

Check out the top tours in Chicago, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Wrigley Field

1. Wrigley Field

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134 local reviews
1060 West Addison Street, Chicago
+1 773-404-2827
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Andy
Home of the World Champion Chicago Cubs baseball team. On non game days they do conduct tours of this historic…
Tony
Even when baseball’s not in season, there’s plenty to do at this legendary stadium, erected in 1914 and reinvi…
Caro
Baseball park where the Cubs play. The Clark bus or red line will drop you off right in front if you want to c…
1. Wrigley Field

1. Wrigley Field

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134 local reviews
1060 West Addison Street, Chicago
+1 773-404-2827
Andy
Andy
Home of the World Champion Chicago Cubs baseball team. On non game days they do conduct tours of this historic ball park. A lot of bars and…
Tony
Tony
Even when baseball’s not in season, there’s plenty to do at this legendary stadium, erected in 1914 and reinvigorated by an ownership change…
Caro
Caro
Baseball park where the Cubs play. The Clark bus or red line will drop you off right in front if you want to catch a game, get a tour, or ju…
2. Grant Park

2. Grant Park

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20 local reviews
337 E Randolph Dr, Chicago
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Emily & Ramon
There is a lot going on here! Restaurants, festivals all summer, stunning views, rock climbing wall (summer), …
Grant
Great climbing park and tourist area.
Cynthia
Beautiful park in downtown Chicago.
2. Grant Park

2. Grant Park

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20 local reviews
337 E Randolph Dr, Chicago
Emily & Ramon
Emily & Ramon
There is a lot going on here! Restaurants, festivals all summer, stunning views, rock climbing wall (summer), skating rink and ribbon (winte…
Grant
Grant
Great climbing park and tourist area.
Cynthia
Cynthia
Beautiful park in downtown Chicago.
3. Chicago's First Lady Cruises

3. Chicago's First Lady Cruises

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11 local reviews
112 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago
Closed now
+1 847-358-1330
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Rose
Best architectural boat tour by the Chicago architecture society. Highly recommended way to get to know Chicag…
Joe
If you do one tour in Chicago make it the architecture tour on the Chicago River. There are multiple quality …
Mary Joan
This is just one of multiple architecture cruises in the city, and it's a fabulous way to see a side of Chicag…
3. Chicago's First Lady Cruises

3. Chicago's First Lady Cruises

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11 local reviews
112 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago
Closed now
+1 847-358-1330
Rose
Rose
Best architectural boat tour by the Chicago architecture society. Highly recommended way to get to know Chicago and it's historical architec…
Joe
Joe
If you do one tour in Chicago make it the architecture tour on the Chicago River. There are multiple quality companies that provide the tou…
Mary Joan
Mary Joan
This is just one of multiple architecture cruises in the city, and it's a fabulous way to see a side of Chicago that most people don't. I've…
4. Chicago Cultural Center

4. Chicago Cultural Center

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33 local reviews
78 East Washington Street, Chicago
Closed now
(312) 744-6630
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Bryan
Housed in one of Chicago's architectural masterpieces this is one of Chicago's hidden gems. The cultural cente…
Rose
Fascinating historic building open to the public. Full of Tiffany mosaics and glass. Check site for free conce…
Jenny
They have great exhibits and free cultural events. Check out their schedule and if you are downtown stop in. …
4. Chicago Cultural Center

4. Chicago Cultural Center

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33 local reviews
78 East Washington Street, Chicago
Closed now
(312) 744-6630
Bryan
Bryan
Housed in one of Chicago's architectural masterpieces this is one of Chicago's hidden gems. The cultural center hosts gallery shows ranging …
Rose
Rose
Fascinating historic building open to the public. Full of Tiffany mosaics and glass. Check site for free concerts and tours. Also a good pla…
Jenny
Jenny
They have great exhibits and free cultural events. Check out their schedule and if you are downtown stop in. They have lots of tourist inf…
5. Wendella Boats

5. Wendella Boats

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18 local reviews
400 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-337-1446
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Tim
If you're coming in the right season, a boat tour of Chicago is one of the most popular things to do to learn …
Randi and Dan
The best way to see the incredible architecture of Chicago from the Lake point of view. The tour guides are ve…
A.G.
It's certainly not the only architecture tour in town, but it's the only one that I know of on a boat that ser…
5. Wendella Boats

5. Wendella Boats

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18 local reviews
400 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-337-1446
Tim
Tim
If you're coming in the right season, a boat tour of Chicago is one of the most popular things to do to learn about the history of Chicago, …
Randi and Dan
Randi and Dan
The best way to see the incredible architecture of Chicago from the Lake point of view. The tour guides are very thorough and really give yo…
A.G.
A.G.
It's certainly not the only architecture tour in town, but it's the only one that I know of on a boat that serves beer and mixed drinks. Th…
6. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

6. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

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20 local reviews
951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park
Closed now
+1 312-994-4000
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Guy
World-famous before-his-time architect's home and studio located only 30 minutes east. Many Wright-designed p…
Bogdan
The house is an Architectural landmark in the heart of Chicago. It showcase famous architect Frank Lloyd Wrigh…
Tara
You can go into the building free of charge and inquire about self-guided or guided tours of the neighborhood…
6. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

6. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

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20 local reviews
951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park
Closed now
+1 312-994-4000
Guy
Guy
World-famous before-his-time architect's home and studio located only 30 minutes east. Many Wright-designed private homes in the neighborho…
Bogdan
Bogdan
The house is an Architectural landmark in the heart of Chicago. It showcase famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright's philosophy and passion in …
Tara
Tara
You can go into the building free of charge and inquire about self-guided or guided tours of the neighborhood. This architecture is what Oak…
7. Half Acre Beer Company

7. Half Acre Beer Company

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22 local reviews
4257 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-754-8488
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Sean
Come here for a sweet tour of this small-sized brewery. They serve up 3 pints of beer in a glass you get to ke…
David
Besides visiting their taproom, check out their tours. Arrive early! Tours are on a first come basis (50 maxi…
Christine
The oldest area brewery -- and the gold standard. Brewery tours and the adjacent burrito-focused restaurant ar…
7. Half Acre Beer Company

7. Half Acre Beer Company

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22 local reviews
4257 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 773-754-8488
Sean
Sean
Come here for a sweet tour of this small-sized brewery. They serve up 3 pints of beer in a glass you get to keep for only $10. The surroundi…
David
David
Besides visiting their taproom, check out their tours. Arrive early! Tours are on a first come basis (50 maximum). The taproom offers selec…
Christine
Christine
The oldest area brewery -- and the gold standard. Brewery tours and the adjacent burrito-focused restaurant are very popular, but you can by…
8. Wicker Park

8. Wicker Park

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43 local reviews
Wicker Park, Chicago
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Dena
Off the tourist path, a neighborhood with a lot of bars, restaurants and activity
Steve
The area has become a prevailing influence on Chicago's Michelin-rated, James Beard Award-winning dining scene…
Yuri
A fountain and park beautiful in every season. Sunday Farmer's Market when its warm.
8. Wicker Park

8. Wicker Park

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43 local reviews
Wicker Park, Chicago
Dena
Dena
Off the tourist path, a neighborhood with a lot of bars, restaurants and activity
Steve
Steve
The area has become a prevailing influence on Chicago's Michelin-rated, James Beard Award-winning dining scene, boasting some of the city's …
Yuri
Yuri
A fountain and park beautiful in every season. Sunday Farmer's Market when its warm.
9. Shoreline Sightseeing

9. Shoreline Sightseeing

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5 local reviews
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-222-9328
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Ricky
Architecture river cruise. See the best architecture Chicago has to offer on an open air river boat. Tours l…
Elizabeth & Mike
Take in the skyline from the water on any of the Lake Michigan boat tours.
Megan
The architectural boat tour is a must and a Chicago favorite for both tourists and locals!
9. Shoreline Sightseeing

9. Shoreline Sightseeing

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5 local reviews
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-222-9328
Ricky
Ricky
Architecture river cruise. See the best architecture Chicago has to offer on an open air river boat. Tours leave every half hour in season…
Elizabeth & Mike
Elizabeth & Mike
Take in the skyline from the water on any of the Lake Michigan boat tours.
Megan
Megan
The architectural boat tour is a must and a Chicago favorite for both tourists and locals!
10. Chicago Architecture Foundation

10. Chicago Architecture Foundation

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22 local reviews
224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-922-8687
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Tony
If it is a nice day you should definitely check out the Chicago Architecture Tours. There are many walking tou…
Jen
Take the architecture boat tour (book ahead) - one of the coolest ways to appreciate the city - sit on the riv…
Lilly
Chicago’s architecture is known around the world. CAF offers tours, programs, exhibitions, field trips, etc.…
10. Chicago Architecture Foundation

10. Chicago Architecture Foundation

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22 local reviews
224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-922-8687
Tony
Tony
If it is a nice day you should definitely check out the Chicago Architecture Tours. There are many walking tours which are great but the 90 …
Jen
Jen
Take the architecture boat tour (book ahead) - one of the coolest ways to appreciate the city - sit on the river and look up as someone who …
Lilly
Lilly
Chicago’s architecture is known around the world. CAF offers tours, programs, exhibitions, field trips, etc.. They are one of Chicago’s to…
11. The Art Institute of Chicago

11. The Art Institute of Chicago

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130 local reviews
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-443-3600
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Mando
This museum is an iconic tourist attraction in Chicago. Try to spend at least the whole day here as you'll fin…
Alex and Brittany
I was here for a week of talks that emphasized Impressionism. The professionalism of the staff is outstanding,…
Angel
Named the top museum in the world by Trip Advisor! They have a great app which allows you to choose your own …
11. The Art Institute of Chicago

11. The Art Institute of Chicago

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130 local reviews
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
+1 312-443-3600
Mando
Mando
This museum is an iconic tourist attraction in Chicago. Try to spend at least the whole day here as you'll find out real fast that there are…
Alex and Brittany
Alex and Brittany
I was here for a week of talks that emphasized Impressionism. The professionalism of the staff is outstanding, including guards who directed…
Angel
Angel
Named the top museum in the world by Trip Advisor! They have a great app which allows you to choose your own tour based on your interests. …
12. Water Tower Place

12. Water Tower Place

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31 local reviews
835 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
(312) 440-3166
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Mary
Not just for shopping, but people watching, too! This is more touristy because of the stunning views of the M…
Eric
Anchoring the north end of the Magnificent Mile, close to tourist spots, next door to the Hancock Center, has …
Jenny
Good place to shop.
12. Water Tower Place

12. Water Tower Place

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31 local reviews
835 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Closed now
(312) 440-3166
Mary
Mary
Not just for shopping, but people watching, too! This is more touristy because of the stunning views of the Magnificent Mile, Michigan Aven…
Eric
Eric
Anchoring the north end of the Magnificent Mile, close to tourist spots, next door to the Hancock Center, has Macy's and American Girl to an…
Jenny
Jenny
Good place to shop.