Best tours in Chicago

Check out the top tours in Chicago, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Wendella Boats
1. Wendella Boats
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83 local reviews
400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+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…
Victoria
I haven been on this tour several times and always bring my visiting friends and family too, they all love it…
Katie &  Jon
The architectural boat tour our favorite activity when we have visitors -- you learn a ton about the city from…
1. Wendella Boats
1. Wendella Boats
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83 local reviews
400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+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,…
Victoria
Victoria
I haven been on this tour several times and always bring my visiting friends and family too, they all love it. I use Wendella Tours but any…
Katie &  Jon
Katie & Jon
The architectural boat tour our favorite activity when we have visitors -- you learn a ton about the city from a unique perspective - the…
2. Chicago Architecture Center
2. Chicago Architecture Center
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69 local reviews
111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 312-922-8687
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Matthew
Chicago invented the skyscraper and the docents of CAF are THE experts on all of Chicago's famous and not so…
Lilly
Chicago’s architecture is known around the world. CAF offers tours, programs, exhibitions, field trips, etc.…
Thomas
This organization does some of the best tours of the neighborhoods of Chicago. The guide are interviewed for…
2. Chicago Architecture Center
2. Chicago Architecture Center
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69 local reviews
111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 312-922-8687
Matthew
Matthew
Chicago invented the skyscraper and the docents of CAF are THE experts on all of Chicago's famous and not so famous budding, both existing…
Lilly
Lilly
Chicago’s architecture is known around the world. CAF offers tours, programs, exhibitions, field trips, etc.. They are one of Chicago’s…
Thomas
Thomas
This organization does some of the best tours of the neighborhoods of Chicago. The guide are interviewed for their knowledge and…
3. Navy Pier
3. Navy Pier
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415 local reviews
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
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Rochelle
A variety of activities to do here. My favorite restaurant is Riva Crabhouse. Reservations are recommended. …
Anthony
This tourist hot spot features shops, eateries, an IMAX cinema and a bevy of sightseeing boat tours. Pier Park…
Tony
This tourist hot spot features shops, eateries, an IMAX cinema and a bevy of sightseeing boat tours. Pier Park…
3. Navy Pier
3. Navy Pier
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415 local reviews
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
Rochelle
Rochelle
A variety of activities to do here. My favorite restaurant is Riva Crabhouse. Reservations are recommended. Many other casual & fast food…
Anthony
Anthony
This tourist hot spot features shops, eateries, an IMAX cinema and a bevy of sightseeing boat tours. Pier Park is home to a 200-foot-high…
Tony
Tony
This tourist hot spot features shops, eateries, an IMAX cinema and a bevy of sightseeing boat tours. Pier Park is home to a 150-foot-high…
4. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
4. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
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82 local reviews
951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 312-994-4000
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Kelsey And Jean
This was an all day tour including lunch. It started at The Rookery, which although not designed by Frank…
Tara
You can go into the building free of charge and inquire about self-guided or guided tours of the neighborhood…
Emma
If you are visiting Oak Park, you have to visit our famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright and check out his…
4. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
4. Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
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82 local reviews
951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 312-994-4000
Kelsey And Jean
Kelsey And Jean
This was an all day tour including lunch. It started at The Rookery, which although not designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, had been refurbished…
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…
Emma
Emma
If you are visiting Oak Park, you have to visit our famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright and check out his home and studio. There are…
5. Lagunitas Brewing Company Chicago
5. Lagunitas Brewing Company Chicago
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51 local reviews
2607 W 17th St, Chicago
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 773-522-1308
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Caroline
If you enjoy a good craft beer, make a point of going to Lagunita's for a tour and some lunch. Their tours are…
Ruben
Visited Lagunitas on a Saturday afternoon for a brewery tour and was thrilled that they had an on-site…
Hannah
FREE Lagunitas Brewing Tour and TASTING Free tasting only happens Monday-Thursdays- check website for times My…
5. Lagunitas Brewing Company Chicago
5. Lagunitas Brewing Company Chicago
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51 local reviews
2607 W 17th St, Chicago
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 773-522-1308
Caroline
Caroline
If you enjoy a good craft beer, make a point of going to Lagunita's for a tour and some lunch. Their tours are a really great price (free!),…
Ruben
Ruben
Visited Lagunitas on a Saturday afternoon for a brewery tour and was thrilled that they had an on-site restaurant to eat at after touring…
Hannah
Hannah
FREE Lagunitas Brewing Tour and TASTING Free tasting only happens Monday-Thursdays- check website for times My favorite thing to take…
6. Chicago Cultural Center
6. Chicago Cultural Center
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98 local reviews
78 E Washington St, Chicago
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 312-744-6630
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Bryan
Housed in one of Chicago's architectural masterpieces this is one of Chicago's hidden gems. The cultural…
Jake
Everyday you can walk in and check the calendar of FREE art exhibits, music, dance performences, film…
Christopher
Featuring stained-glass domes built in 1897, with free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art…
6. Chicago Cultural Center
6. Chicago Cultural Center
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98 local reviews
78 E Washington St, Chicago
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 312-744-6630
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…
Jake
Jake
Everyday you can walk in and check the calendar of FREE art exhibits, music, dance performences, film screenings, while free weekly building…
Christopher
Christopher
Featuring stained-glass domes built in 1897, with free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events,…
7. Half Acre Beer Company
7. Half Acre Beer Company
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72 local reviews
4257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 773-754-8488
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Christine
The oldest area brewery -- and the gold standard. Brewery tours and the adjacent burrito-focused restaurant…
David
Besides visiting their taproom, check out their tours. Arrive early! Tours are on a first come basis (50…
Sarah
The closest brewery to our home, Half Acre is definitely worth checking out. They offer tours on Saturday and…
7. Half Acre Beer Company
7. Half Acre Beer Company
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72 local reviews
4257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 773-754-8488
Christine
Christine
The oldest area brewery -- and the gold standard. Brewery tours and the adjacent burrito-focused restaurant are very popular, but you can…
David
David
Besides visiting their taproom, check out their tours. Arrive early! Tours are on a first come basis (50 maximum). The taproom offers…
Sarah
Sarah
The closest brewery to our home, Half Acre is definitely worth checking out. They offer tours on Saturday and have a tap room / store open…
8. Weird Chicago Tours
8. Weird Chicago Tours
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27 local reviews
Weird Chicago Tours, Chicago
+1 217-791-7859
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Christopher
If your interest is ghosts, gangsters, and other bizarre highlights of Chicago's history, then you are ready…
8. Weird Chicago Tours
8. Weird Chicago Tours
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27 local reviews
Weird Chicago Tours, Chicago
+1 217-791-7859
Christopher
Christopher
If your interest is ghosts, gangsters, and other bizarre highlights of Chicago's history, then you are ready for the three-hour tour that…
9. Divvy Station: Western Ave & 21st St
9. Divvy Station: Western Ave & 21st St
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26 local reviews
2344 W 21st St, Chicago
+1 855-553-4889
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Christopher
Bicycles for rental: a great way to tour the neighborhood and the city! There is also a Divvy Station a few…
Inanna
Bicycles for rental... a great way to tour the neighborhood and the city!
9. Divvy Station: Western Ave & 21st St
9. Divvy Station: Western Ave & 21st St
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26 local reviews
2344 W 21st St, Chicago
+1 855-553-4889
Christopher
Christopher
Bicycles for rental: a great way to tour the neighborhood and the city! There is also a Divvy Station a few blocks south, on 24th Street and…
Inanna
Inanna
Bicycles for rental... a great way to tour the neighborhood and the city!
10. Revolution Brewing - Brewery & Taproom
10. Revolution Brewing - Brewery & Taproom
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56 local reviews
3340 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 2:00 PM
+1 773-588-2267
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A.G.
Revolution's most popular beer, the Anti-Hero IPA, is widely distributed around Chicago and outlying…
Caitlin
Local popular craft beer selection. You can bring your own food. TAP ROOM HOURS Wednesday-Thursday / 2–10pm…
Tawni And Sam
If you want some fresh hoppy beer, go here. The tap room is huge with a photo booth and shuffleboard table to…
10. Revolution Brewing - Brewery & Taproom
10. Revolution Brewing - Brewery & Taproom
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56 local reviews
3340 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 2:00 PM
+1 773-588-2267
A.G.
A.G.
Revolution's most popular beer, the Anti-Hero IPA, is widely distributed around Chicago and outlying neighborhoods. Chances are that you…
Caitlin
Caitlin
Local popular craft beer selection. You can bring your own food. TAP ROOM HOURS Wednesday-Thursday / 2–10pm Friday / 2–11pm Saturday /…
Tawni And Sam
Tawni And Sam
If you want some fresh hoppy beer, go here. The tap room is huge with a photo booth and shuffleboard table to boot. Do the tour and get a…
11. Chicago's First Lady Cruises
11. Chicago's First Lady Cruises
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28 local reviews
112 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago
Open · Closes 7:30 PM
+1 847-358-1330
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Ian
This is my favorite way to see the city. A great 90min boat tour through a couple branches of the Chicago…
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…
11. Chicago's First Lady Cruises
11. Chicago's First Lady Cruises
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28 local reviews
112 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago
Open · Closes 7:30 PM
+1 847-358-1330
Ian
Ian
This is my favorite way to see the city. A great 90min boat tour through a couple branches of the Chicago river gives you a really unique…
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…
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…
12. Wrigley Field
12. Wrigley Field
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627 local reviews
1060 W Addison St, Chicago
+1 773-404-2827
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Caro
Baseball park where the Cubs play. The Clark bus or red line will drop you off right in front if you want to…
Samantha
Wrigley Field is the 2nd oldest baseball stadium in the country. Whether you're a baseball purist or a…
Tana
Even when baseball’s not in season, there’s plenty to do at this legendary stadium, erected in 1914 and…
12. Wrigley Field
12. Wrigley Field
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627 local reviews
1060 W Addison St, Chicago
+1 773-404-2827
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…
Samantha
Samantha
Wrigley Field is the 2nd oldest baseball stadium in the country. Whether you're a baseball purist or a tourist, this is a great place to…
Tana
Tana
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…