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Virtual Tours

Learn about the people, places and things that make Chicago the city we love


Virtual Tours of Chicago History and Architecture

“I’m kind of addicted to these virtual tours.” -Jill.

Explore stories and places locals don’t know on a virtual tour with our passionate and professional tour guides. When you join one of our live, virtual tours, please be ready to ask questions, have fun and share ideas.

Voted Best Tour of Chicago in 2019.

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Special Virtual Events

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  • Sat, Sept 19, 1:00pm CDT – “Cruise from Your Couch Boat Tour” Alex  – $18
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  • Sat, Sept 26, 1:00pm CDT – “A Deep Slice of Chicago Food History” Alex  – $15
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  • Sat, Oct 10, 1:00pm CDT – “Innovations at the 1893 World’s Fair” Amanda – $15
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  • Sat, Oct 24, 1:00pm CDT – “Cruise from Your Couch Boat Tour” Alex – $18
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Rent the Architecture Crash Course Series

Rent all the recordings of our live, crash course tours for $19.99! Includes “Cruise from Your Couch Virtual Boat Tour” as a bonus!


Chicago’s Earliest Buildings

The Great Chicago Fire and the Gilded Age

Early Skyscrapers

Urban Planning: the White City to Wacker Drive

Wright & the Prairie School

The Glamorous Art Deco Age

The Human Experience of Mies and Modernism

Urban Crisis: Redevelopment & Historic Preservation

Bodaciously Brutalist & ‘Shoulder Pads’ Postmodernism 

Chicago Homes

The Contemporary City 

Watch Past Virtual Tours

Subscribe and view a few of our past virtual tours here! button for Chicago Detours YouTube channel

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Super fun and informative — I even had a couple of beers while I was learning about drinking history.– Jim H. 


Private Virtual Tours of  Chicagozoom faces on a remote virtual team building tour

Private virtual tours are a fun and safe way to  connect and have fun with your remote corporate team or conference. During our changing times, we have been a leader in pivoting into virtual tourism. During a virtual tour, you and your group will explore food and drink history, the 1893 World’s Fair, and the Chicago River.  Our tours have interactive elements, like games and creative challenges. Visit our Virtual Team Building page to learn more.


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