Open House Chicago: Go Behind-the-Scenes at 250 Cool Places
Chicago was the site of the very first skyscraper in the world, which sprang up in 1884. It set the tone for Chicago's rise as the most stunning city for architectural gems. Now you can get insider access—for free—at 250 of the city's most unique buildings at Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago event.
Soaring Skyscrapers, Lavish Mansions, Historic Theaters
For 48 hours from October 13-14, you can go behind the scenes at some of Chicago's most impressive structures. Tour exclusive private clubs, towering skyscrapers, unique business offices, repurposed mansions, beautiful sacred spaces, and opulent theaters. Some require an RSVP; check the Open House Chicago website for full details.
Downtown Chicago Architecture Tours Near River North
Many of the participating buildings are located in downtown Chicago near our hotel in River North, including:
- The Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 W. Jackson Blvd.
- Chicago Loop Synagogue, 16 S. Clark St.
- Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 110 W. Madison St.
- Monroe Building, 104 S. Michigan Ave.
- Civic Opera Building, 20 N. Wacker Dr.
- Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.
- City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St.
Upscale River North Hotel in Downtown Chicago
Put yourself in the heart of the Windy City's spectacular architecture, arts, and culture at our unique hotel. We're just a three-minute walk to the nearest subway station, close to Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile. Check out our current special offers and make your booking today!