Pilsen: Creativity and Community

Architecture, Art and Agua Fresca

Pilsen: Creativity and Community

Pilsen ranks #10 on TimeOut’s List of 50 Coolest Neighborhoods in the World

Meet your tour guide at Potbelly and enjoy a coffee while you walk through one of Chicago’s earliest skyscrapers. From there, explore a hidden museum inside the Federal Reserve Bank. Next, catch the Pink Line at a renovated L station (opened in 1897) and make your way to Pilsen — a vibrant neighborhood just southwest of the Loop originally settled by Czech immigrants.

Upon arrival in Pilsen, you’ll enjoy a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine and visit the National Museum of Mexican Art. While walking through the neighborhood, you’ll experience beautiful street murals and unique homes.

After that, you’ll hop back on the train to the Loop and wrap things up with a drink at one of the oldest restaurants in the city.

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Tour Highlights

Tour Options

Drinks & Small Bites

  • Coffee or alternate beverage
  • Choice of taco and beverage
  • Chips and guacamole
  • Alcoholic beverage

Visit Two Museums

  • Money Museum
  • National Museum of Mexican Art

Book Pilsen: Creativity and Community

Duration: 3.5 hours

Extra time built in for train travel

Price: Adult $65 | Youth $50

  • Days of operation: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
  • Start time: 10:30am
  • Tours begin and end in the Loop (See below)
  • Walking distance: 1.3 miles
  • Tour price includes food, beverages and transit fees
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Additional Information

Ticket Purchase Requirements

  • Must able to climb stairs
  • Tour minimum of 2 people
  • Youth (age 12 and over) must be accompanied by an adult (age 18 and over)
  • Please bring a valid form of ID

Tour Meeting Point and Stops