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Chicago: 360 Chicago Observation Deck Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Chicago: 360 Chicago Observation Deck Skip-the-Line Ticket

Marvel at the views from 1,000 feet over Chicago’s legendary Michigan Avenue with this ticket to the 360 CHICAGO observation deck on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center. Save time with skip-the-line access to this popular attraction. Head up to the 360 CHICAGO observation deck to take in breathtaking views of Chicago’s lakefront and view the city skyline from above. Take a peek at 4 neighboring states from this height. Feel the thrill of a 40-second ride in one of North America's fastest elevators to the observation deck to experience what 'Travel & Leisure Magazine' voted one of the best views in America. Enjoy an interactive exhibit on the Ground Floor that highlights Chicago’s rich history and showcases 9 of the city’s culturally unique neighborhoods. Then, on the 94th floor, explore the history and architecture of the magnificent city stretched out before you with audio tours in 5 languages. By purchasing this timed ticket, you get to skip the ticket desk and present your barcoded voucher to security to be scanned - you may have to wait in a short line at security, then head directly into the Ground Floor Exhibits, and then on to the Elevator Line.

Chicago: Prince Immersive Experience Entry Ticket

2. Chicago: Prince Immersive Experience Entry Ticket

Explore the music and life of an icon in an entirely new way with an entry ticket to see "Prince: The Immersive Experience" in Chicago. Operate the mixing board in Prince's studio, step inside the iconic Purple Rain album cover and film set, and much more. This limited-run experience will guide you through 10 multidimensional spaces in celebration of a once-in-a-generation musical genius. View exclusive artifacts curated by The Prince Estate and play music producer with the original multitrack audio from one of Prince’s greatest hits in his recording studio. Explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual dance party designed by Prince’s lighting and production designer, Roy Bennett. Perfect for Prince fans and music lovers alike, this interactive experience will leave you entertained, educated, and inspired. 

Chicago: Treasures of the Golden Age Walking Tour

3. Chicago: Treasures of the Golden Age Walking Tour

This Historic Treasures of Chicago tour covers the most significant historic architectural landmarks in Chicago’s Loop. Your expert guide, trained by the Chicago Architecture Center, will focus on great cultural buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which harkened back to earlier time periods and were designed in revival styles such as Beaux Arts, neo-Georgian and neo-Gothic. Marvel at exteriors and interiors of dazzling beauty and startling originality, and get a glimpse inside some of the city's most beloved buildings.    The highlights of this walking tour will include the Chicago Cultural Center, home to the world's largest Tiffany dome; the iconic Marshall Field's department store, now Macy's on State; and the Palmer House, a beautifully restored hotel from the 1920s. 

Chicago: Architecture and Food Walking Tour with Tastings

4. Chicago: Architecture and Food Walking Tour with Tastings

Experience the best of Chicago on a guided walking tour that explores the city's architecture and food culture. Your 2-part walking tour begins by exploring the heart of Downtown Chicago. Join your guide as you discover the city's architectural highlights, both old and new. Admire views of the Chicago River, see Chicago's City Hall, the Wrigley Building, the Water Tower, Cloud Gate, and much more. Then, hit the Central Loop, where locals go to grab their favorite foods. Sample some of Chicago's famous fare and learn about the history behind street food staples in the Windy City. Let your local guide show you the how-tos (and how-not-tos) of legendary dishes, from deep dish pizza to sandwiches, to a loaded hot dog. Listen as they entertain you with fascinating stories of the everyday immigrant chefs and vendors responsible for Chicago's eclectic food scene. By the end of the tour, you'll have a deep appreciation for both the evolution of this city and the role food has played in the lives of its residents.

Chicago: Downtown Highlights Walking Tour

5. Chicago: Downtown Highlights Walking Tour

Explore the vibrant downtown district of Chicago in the company of a local guide. Take a walking tour through the modern architecture and colorful street art, learn the history behind the city's renowned buildings, and gaze at the biggest must-sees including Cloud Gate, better known as "The Bean". Step into the city center with your local guide and become surrounded by the soaring architecture of iconic buildings, such as the Wrigley Building. Get an up-close look at the famous Chicago Bean for the chance to snap some Instagram-worthy photos. Take in views of the Chicago River and even stroll along the River Walk if the weather allows. Allow your guide to show you some local-favorite hidden gems and enjoy a delicious surprise treat.

Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago Exclusive Guided Tour

6. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago Exclusive Guided Tour

Getting to see famous artworks by true contemporary masters is a rare experience, but on a busy day at the art museum you might not even be able to enjoy what you’re seeing! On this exclusive, small group tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, your guide will show you the most famous pieces in a collection of 300,000, and you’ll actually get to enjoy them before the crowds. Meet your expert guide by the Lions on Michigan Avenue, then slip into the doors of the Art Institute for an exclusive guided tour. First, visit the gallery and take in George Seurat’s can’t-miss masterpiece A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. Then, wander over to enjoy alone time with three of Van Gogh’s pieces: The Bedroom, Self Portrait, and The Drinkers. Next, continue your journey into Impressionism with the Claude Monet’s mesmerizing artworks such as Stacks of Wheat, Water Lilies, and Water Lily Pond. Watch these pieces come to life as your guide shares the stories behind these iconic paintings. Visit galleries featuring works by American artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Edward Hopper, and Jacob Lawrence. Here, you will even get to see the iconic American Gothic by Grant Wood! Finally, enjoy the intriguing works of Spanish artists Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Learn the story behind Picasso's The Old Guitarist before seeing Dalí’s Inventions of the Monsters and the head-scratching Venus de Milo With Drawers statue.

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What people are saying about Michigan Avenue

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 538 reviews

I was impressed with receiving a communication from "Chicago Dave" the morning of the tour. The meeting location was clear and he made it easy to find him. He is personable and it was like spending the day with an old friend. He was energized from start to finish while demonstrating his knowledge of Chicago and its rich history. He was also willing to tweak the tour route based on my interest, as time allowed. I can attest that you'll see the BEST of downtown attractions. I even learned a few things about Chicago (and I live nearby). Take the tour!

Go there early or weekdays if u want a good picture. Crowded in weekends. The view is breath taking. The elevator is super fast to go up and down.

Great alternative to the skydeck.I came on a very clear day so it was very enjoyable.

Worth the money! The extra $10 for the Tilt isn't really worth paying for imo.

Everything is good! Too fast, not too many people. Excellent view! Thanks