Our tour will show you the highlights of this famous Chicago street. We will learn about some of the Chicago’s most iconic skyscrapers, exotic and elegant private clubs, and historic hotels. We will look at architecture old and new and explore how North Michigan Avenue has evolved over time.
Chicago was long known for being a sprawling, industrial powerhouse, gritty, dirty, and not a little corrupt. With the success of the gleaming White City at the heart of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, the city’s leaders were inspired to clean up and transform the less than beautiful parts of the permanent city. The resulting 1909 Plan of Chicago called for a remaking of the city into an elegant “Paris on the Prairie.” This shopping boulevard was part of the plan.
We will give you the grand sweep of history along the Magnificent Mile, including highlights of Chicago’s early history. You will come away with a deeper appreciation of this iconic street and a more thorough understanding of Chicago.