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Chicago's Union Station: Hollywood on the Rails



1 hr

0.5 mi.

10 guests


Stroll through Chicago's Union Station and discover its connections to movies and TV

Step into the glamour of Hollywood while exploring Chicago's Union Station on our one-hour guided walking tour! 

Led by our knowledgeable guide, who holds a Ph.D. in film, Chicago's Union Station: Hollywood on the Rails unveils fascinating connections between this iconic train station and the silver screen. 

From the thrill of The Untouchables to the allure of Fargo (FX), Chicago's Union Station has served as a backdrop for countless narratives of drama, suspense, and romance. Let's retrace the footsteps of your favorite stars as we uncover the secrets behind these cinematic and televised masterpieces!

You'll also delve into fascinating stories most Chicagoans haven't heard about Union Station's Hollywood-related history. Hear about the Pump Room, a legendary haunt of celebrities past, and the Movieland Train Tour, where silver screen dreams were born aboard the rails.

And fear not, history buffs. You'll also uncover the rich tapestry of Union Station's own story. From its awe-inspiring architectural design to its pivotal role in shaping Chicago's identity, there's a wealth of tales waiting to be discovered within these historic halls.

So, whether you're a film enthusiast, history buff, or simply curious to explore one of Chicago's most iconic landmarks, join us for an unforgettable walking tour filled with lights, camera, and action! 

Book Chicago's Union Station: Hollywood on the Rails now and embark on a cinematic adventure through the heart of the Windy City.

Movies/TV Highlighted

  • Fargo (2014, FX)

  • Public Enemies (2009)

  • Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

  • Derailed (2005)

  • My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

  • Love Jones (1997)

  • The Untouchables (1987)

  • The Package (1989)

Tour Specifics

Start/End Points

The tour starts outside Chicago's Union Station, 225 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606. The tour ends near the same point.


Guests must initial a digital general waiver of liability with Chicago Movie Tours when they book. 


By Car: Use Union Station's driving directions. Public Transit: Use the CTA's Plan-a-Trip guide.


Elevators are located throughout the buildings we enter. Ramps are located outside our route and along city sidewalks.


Public restrooms are available inside the station.


Guests ages 10 and up can attend.


No video or audio recording of the tour, but take as many pictures as you'd like!

Cancellations and Refunds

You may cancel or amend your reservation 48 hours or more before the tour departs. Read more Tour Terms and Conditions.

Private Tours

Yes, you may book this tour as a private or group tour!

The private tour price listed below is a flat fee for up to 9 guests. If you have more than 9 in your party, please contact us so we can accommodate you.

What's Included

  • Expert tour guide commentary, including little-known facts and stories from Hollywood's and Chicago's pasts

  • Small groups to enhance engagement and foster a more personalized experience

  • Guided access inside locations where movies and TV series have filmed 

  • Visual and audio media to enhance your experience

  • Plenty of Instagram opportunities 

  • Mini goodie bags! 💙


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