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Tours With Mike

Tours With Mike makes architecture and history fun and interesting through unique tour experiences, like Ugly Buildings and Underground Chicago (Plus Rats!).

Mike McMains has been delivering high-quality tours since 2005 first as an award-winning, volunteer docent for the Chicago Architecture Center. In 2021 he made his passion his profession by launching his solo company, Tours With Mike, and now creates and delivers one-of-a-kind in-person and virtual tours. When you book a public or private Tours With Mike experience, you know you’re getting an experienced, knowledgeable, and professional guide. His Ugly Buildings tour was the Chicago Reader’s runner-up for Best Tour of 2021, Tours With Mike is ranked within the top 10% of TripAdvisor experiences globally, and WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer calls Mike “a tour guide’s tour guide.”

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