4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: 435 North Michigan Avenue #6, Chicago, Illinois, USA 60611, USA

Chicago ATTRACTIONS See all

Tribune Tower Tours

Standing tall above Michigan Avenue, the Tribune Tower is a Chicago Landmark home to the city’s newspaper The Chicago Tribune, as well as the media studios and radio stations of the Tribune. It was built as the result on an international design competition in 1922, which called for the best designed office building in exchange for prize money. Built in neo-Gothic style, it stands at 462 feet in height. The top of the tower was modeled after the Tour de beurre, or butter tower, of the Rouen Cathedral in France, though the building has even more interesting international roots.

Before the structure was built, Chicago Tribune reporters began bringing back pieces of rock from important landmarks around the world. As a result, there are small bits of buildings like the Taj Mahal, the Parthenon, the Great Pyramid, the Hagia Sofia, Angkor Wat and even the Great Wall of China embedded in the lower levels. There is even a piece of the former Berlin Wall, and some steel recovered from the former World Trade Center. Labels and descriptions of each piece make this Chicago landmark a fascinating trip around the world and throughout history.

Practical Info

The tower is located at 435 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Chicago's Best History and Riverwalk Tour, Chicago, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Chicago's Best History and Riverwalk Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

On this fun and fascinating walking tour, learn about how Chicago grew from swampland bordering Lake Michigan into the thriving metropolis that it is today. ...  Read more

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Chicago Architecture River Cruise, Chicago, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Chicago Architecture River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2451 Reviews

Experience one of the world’s most beautiful cities on a 75-minute cruise on the historic Chicago River. On this architecture cruise, head down the main branch ...  Read more

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.44
Viator VIP: Willis Tower Skydeck Early Access, Trolley City Tour and Chicago River Cruise, Chicago, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Viator VIP: Willis Tower Skydeck Early Access, Trolley City Tour and Chicago River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 100 Reviews

See classic Chicago sights with this Viator VIP package that includes early entry to the Skydeck in Willis (formerly Sears) Tower where you'll be greeted and ...  Read more

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.00
Chicago Architectural River Cruise, Chicago, Viator VIP Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Chicago Architectural River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 136 Reviews

Take in the views on this 90-minute Architectural Tour, a jaw-dropping excursion through a city that defied all expectations … even the laws of gravity.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.16
Lake Michigan and Chicago River Architecture Cruise by Speedboat, Chicago, Day Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Lake Michigan and Chicago River Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 158 Reviews

The rumors are true! The best way to soak in all of Chicago's rich architectural beauty is by joining us on our 75-minute River and Lake Architectural Cruise. ...  Read more

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.50
Chicago Architecture Fireworks Cruise, Chicago, Day Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Chicago Architecture Fireworks Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

On Wednesday and Saturday evenings in the summer, take a dramatic, 90-minute night-time cruise and get a glittering view of Chicago's iconic skyscrapers. Your ...  Read more

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.56
Best in Chow: Chicago River North Food Tour, Chicago, Night Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Best in Chow: Chicago River North Food Tour

Learn the meaning of “Chicago-Style” on this 2.5 or 3-hour tour (depending on the season) as you experience 6 iconic dishes from the famous restaurants that ...  Read more

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs

From USD $57.00
Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour, Chicago, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Explore downtown Chicago on a pub crawl with an educational twist! Your expert guide shares entertaining facts about the history of jazz, theater, social ...  Read more

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.00
Chicago River Walk Tours, Chicago, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Chicago River Walk Tours

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

The recently expanded River Walk is Chicago's newest hot spot and beautiful pedestrian walkway that follows the Chicago River as it flows through downtown. ...  Read more

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Chicago History and Architecture Tour, Chicago, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Chicago History and Architecture Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Chicago’s iconic downtown is famous for its soaring skyscrapers, meandering river and impressive architecture. On this 3-hour walking tour of the Loop and the ...  Read more

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message