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  • RSNA 2018
  • Tours and Events

  • RSNA has teamed up with Hosts Chicago, a Hosts Global Alliance Member, and Bloomingdale’s, to offer exciting ways to experience Chicago during your stay for RSNA 2017. Enjoy the sounds of music, view architectural wonders, explore unique neighborhoods, learn a new cooking technique, and more.

    Advance registration for tours and events is now closed.

    To purchase a ticket for a tour on site, please visit a tours desk located at:

    Palmer House Hilton Hotel - 6th Floor
    Saturday, November 25 – Wednesday, November 29
    7:30 AM – 6 PM

    McCormick Place, Grand Concourse - Level 3, Lobby
    Saturday, November 25 – Wednesday, November 29
    9 AM – 6 PM

    1-847-996-5862 (Outside of the U.S. and Canada)
    8 AM – 5 PM Chicago Time

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    Frank Lloyd Wright Experience
    8:30 AM | $85
    Journey to nearby suburban neighborhood Oak Park, where Frank Lloyd Wright’s legend began. During a 45-minute tour through his home and studio, an expert docent will recount the story of Wright’s work and life in Oak Park, the location where he and his family spent the first 20 years of his career, from 1889-1909. You will have the chance to learn more about Wright’s famous “Prairie style” architecture and the meaning behind it. After leaving the artist’s home and studio, your docent will take you on a relaxing stroll through the neighborhood’s Historic District. The district boasts 25 other Wright buildings – the world’s largest concentration of Wright-designed structures!

    Architectural Walking Tour
    8:30 AM | $35 (English)
    9 AM | $35 (French)
    9:30 AM | $35 (Spanish)
    Are you tired of seeing Chicago through the windows of buses, trains and boats? Then it’s time to stretch your legs, grab a camera, and set off by foot to experience Chicago’s greatest landmarks! Your expert guide will cut this magnificent city down to size and keep you on your toes during an exciting two and a half hour walk through the Loop. Noteworthy structures and significant landmarks by William LeBaron Jenney, Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham and Harry Weese will be discussed, as well as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rookery lobby, and the magnificent Harold Washington Library. You will learn fascinating history and tidbits about the showcased art and architecture.

    Holiday Lights Trolley Tour
    5:30 PM | $48
    Kick off the holiday season with an entertaining two hour lightly narrated tour aboard a famous Chicago Trolley. Sing carols as your holiday trolley sleigh ride whisks you amongst the festive lights and enchanting sights of wintertime in Chicago including The Magnificent Mile, State Street & Macy's Holiday Windows, and Buckingham Fountain. We'll also make the following stops to capture the essence of the season.
    Christkindlmarket - A traditional German American Holiday Market with distinctive crafts, artistic glass creations, delicious sweets, holiday food and drinks.
    Sprinkles Cupcakes – located off Chicago’s historic Magnificent Mile between Michigan Avenue and Rush Street, Sprinkles Cupcakes offer a modern take to a sweet American classic

    Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns
    7:00 PM | $110
    Witness the non-stop action inside the United Center as the Chicago Bulls take on the Phoenix Suns. The only NBA franchise to win multiple championships and never lose in NBA Finals, the Bulls are a “can’t miss” experience when visiting The Windy City. Watch as they dunk, pass and score while thousands of fans cheer them on to victory! 

    Tickets must be picked up at the Palmer House tour desk. Transportation to the United Center is not included.
    Tickets are located in the 100 level seats.

    Broadway in Chicago Presents Hamilton
    7:30 PM | $153
    Broadway In Chicago offers the most exciting shows in Chicago's bustling Downtown Theater District. On the stages of the Oriental Theatre, the Cadillac Palace Theatre, the Bank of America Theatre, the Auditorium Theatre and the Broadway Playhouse, you will discover theater productions direct from Broadway and world premieres of productions destined for Broadway.

    Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. 

    Theater tickets must be picked up at the Palmer House tour desk. Transportation to the PrivateBank Theater is not included.