Chicago TV & Movie Locations Walking Tour

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  • 2 - 6 Hours
  • Walking Tour
  • Group price up to 12Groups of 13+ call to book
  • Private Tour
  • Daily
  • See where hit movies were made, from The Dark Knight to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Ride the ‘L” and discover scenes of beloved films like My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • See iconic landmarks like the Willis Tower and “The Bean” of Millennium Park
  • Visit Chicago’s Union Station and hear its history and famous movie cameos
  • Explore the Chicago Loop and get plenty of food and drink recs from your guide!

Whether you’re a movie fanatic or simply want to take a Chicago sightseeing tour that hits iconic landmarks, this private walking tour is for you!

We’ll start our tour in the Chicago Loop, a lively neighborhood filled with incredible architecture and attractions. We’ll pass buildings that were seen in movies like Wayne’s World and The Negotiator, cross the Chicago River and salute the Marina Towers from The Hunter, then stop inside Union Station. You might recognize this historic hub from The Untouchables or Public Enemies

While touring the Loop, we may also see filming scenes from The Blues Brothers as well as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Your tour guide will point out iconic Chicago buildings including the Willis Tower and – if it’s on your wish list – the famous Bean sculpture in Millennium Park.

With the help of the ‘L’, we can ride north to see filming locations for My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Dark Knight, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Truly a unique way to explore Chicago!

Community Impact

Movies can have a significant impact on a city’s image, and Chicago has been portrayed in many different lights, from happy-go-lucky Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to the darkness of Gotham City in many Batman films. Our WeVenture tours provide a perspective of real-life Chicago that helps dispel myths and negative stereotypes about the city and its people.

Movies have had a positive impact on Chicago’s economy, particularly through increased tourism and the creation of jobs in the film industry. Our tour addresses how this has helped thousands of Chicagoans and has brought more diversity and talent to the neighborhoods.

TV and movies have helped shape Chicago’s cultural identity through long-standing programs like Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Shameless, and many more. We encourage guests to come along to see the real Chicago to get a sense of how locals move about the city and live their daily lives. We invite them to see our cultural identity and walk among the city as a Chicagoan themselves.

With filming happening all over town, this tour makes it possible for our guests to access different areas of town, helping support neighborhoods and communities off the usual tourist path.

Highlights

The Chicago Theatre

This is where your tour begins – underneath the iconic neon sign made famous in both movies and musicals! Here, you’ll meet your tour guide and then set off through bustling downtown Chicago.

City Hall (Chicago)

You’ll pass this 10-story building that houses the city government offices of Chicago. You’ll get a chance to enjoy the beauty of the historical architecture while your guide gives you some information about its history and iconic appearance in The Blues Brothers.

Chicago Riverwalk

If the weather is good, we’ll wander down to this iconic river and soak in the views it has to offer, reminiscing on scenes with Samuel L. Jackson in The Negotiator. Sights include Marina Towers, featured in The Hunter, the Du Sable Bridge as seen in The Untouchables, and the Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower) with Batman watching from the roof. 

Millennium Park

This is where the iconic “Bean” sculpture (actually called The Cloud Gate) lives. You’ll have plenty of time to soak in Chicago’s most famous piece of art as you stand where they filmed The Transformers. You’ll be in the perfect central location to continue exploring Chicago – with plenty of restaurant, bar, and attraction recommendations from your tour guide.

Cloud Gate

This beloved Millennium Park is more commonly known as “The Bean”, and attracts visitors with its odd shape and exterior that creates warped reflections.

Magnificent Mile

Walk along Chicago’s most famous street filled with flowers and potted plants year round. Take in views of the skyline by the river and march down the street like Robert De Niro, Kurt Russel, and the firemen in Backdraft

Union Station (Chicago)

Step into a dazzling atrium known as The Great Hall, built in 1925 and designed by Daniel H Burnham, the city’s architect. Put yourself in Kevin Costner’s shoes and traverse the famous stairs from the shootout scene from The Untouchables.

The Loop

Walk by the famous old Post office of Chicago and get a chance to see where The Joker robbed the bank in The Dark Knight

Chicago Board of Trade Building

Step foot on Lasalle Street to see where many scenes from Batman Begins and The Untouchables took place. 

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide

Pickup Information

Start times: We offer pick up anytime between 9am-2pm

Pickup: This tour offers custom pick up and drop off (hotel,airports,etc)

 

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