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Traveling on a budget? Believe it or not, there are tours, attractions, and events in the Loop for free.

Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park in the downtown Chicago Loop

The picturesque Clarence F. Buckingham Memorial Fountain is a classic Chicago landmark and one of the largest fountains in the world.

Alexander Calder’s abstract stabile anchors the large rectangular plaza bordered by three Bauhaus style federal buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe.

Composed of thousands of inlaid chips in over 250 colors, Marc Chagall’s mosaic artwork The Four Seasons in Chase Tower Plaza portrays six vivid scenes of Chicago.

Chicago Cultural Center, free art and performance in the Loop

Through free art, music, and performance events and a stunning interior design, the Chicago Cultural Center has become a premier Chicago destination.

This free, highly-rated service matches visitors with enthusiastic, city-wise volunteers for 2-4 hour guided visits of select areas of Chicago.

The Chicago Riverwalk is one of the Loop's most beautiful public amenities. Take a long walk and enjoy the best view of the breathtaking Chicago architecture along the river.

The unique shopping experience, German food and drinks, and diverse holiday entertainment make Christkindlmarket Chicago a holiday tradition and staple.

Have you seen "The Bean?" Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate is a massive reflective sculpture that has become a Chicago legend.

US soccer fans gather at Grant Park, World Cup 2014

Proudly referred to as Chicago's "front yard," Grant Park is a public park, 319 acres located in Chicago’s central business district in the Loop Community area.

Enjoy free ice skating under the skyscrapers at McCormick Tribune Plaza's ice skating rink! Open through March 17, 2017 weather permitting.

Millennium Park provides a beautiful backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities.

The 50-ft high untitled Chicago Picasso in Daley Plaza has become one of Chicago’s most famous sculptures and beloved icons.