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Tuesday
Apr 21

Tour

Evolution of the Skyscraper

Chicago is known for building some of the world’s first skyscrapers, but how have their designs and technologies changed over time? Explore everything from classic buildings to super-tall highrises to discover how each one is representative of major…

Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Historic Skyscrapers

Step back in time to the late 1800s and explore how Chicago went from a city devastated by a great fire to a leader in skyscraper engineering and design.

Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Voted “Chicago’s Best Tour” by Chicago Reader, the CAF River Cruise is a “must” for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River, revealing…

Price
Adults- $39.74 (plus tax), 7:30pm departures- $42.58 (plus tax)
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
Adults- $39.74 (plus tax), 7:30pm departures- $42.58 (plus tax)
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Art Deco Skyscrapers: Riverfront Trolley and Walking Tour

Art Deco was a popular, modern style whose lavish materials and geometric ornament epitomized the prosperity and optimism of the Roaring 20s. As the city's central business district expanded to, and across, the Chicago River, sumptuous Art Deco office…

Price
Adults- $30, Members- $22
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $30, Members- $22
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Elevated Architecture: Downtown "L" Train

Explore Chicago’s amazing architecture from the unique perspective of the elevated trains and station platforms while learning the history of the famous "L" system and how it has shaped the development of the buildings within the Loop.

Price
Adults- $20, Members- $12
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- $12
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Historic Treasures of Culture and Commerce

Learn about the great late 19th— and early 20th—century architectural landmarks of Michigan Ave. and State St., ranging from museums to department stores, skyscrapers to concert halls, including the Reliance Building, the Sullivan Center and the Chicago…

Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Voted “Chicago’s Best Tour” by Chicago Reader, the CAF River Cruise is a “must” for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River, revealing…

Price
Adults- $39.74 (plus tax), 7:30pm departures- $42.58 (plus tax)
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
Adults- $39.74 (plus tax), 7:30pm departures- $42.58 (plus tax)
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Skyline Vistas by Trolley

Opportunities for great photos at every stop. See Chicago's expansive downtown parks, emerging residential neighborhoods, and commercial developments on this introductory tour of Chicago. Learn how both man and nature impacted the development of the city…

Price
Adults- $30, Members- $22
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $30, Members- $22
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Must-See Chicago

Must-See Chicago is a fast-paced, 90-minute tour introducing Chicago and many of its most famous buildings, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Sears (Willis) Tower, Wrigley Building, Chicago Theatre and John Hancock Center. As you explore downtown…

Price
Adults- $20, Members- $12
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- $12
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Voted “Chicago’s Best Tour” by Chicago Reader, the CAF River Cruise is a “must” for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River, revealing…

Price
Adults- $39.74 (plus tax), 7:30pm departures- $42.58 (plus tax)
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
Adults- $39.74 (plus tax), 7:30pm departures- $42.58 (plus tax)
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Modern Skyscrapers

In the years following World War II, Chicago established itself as a world capital of Modern architecture. On this tour we examine many of the buildings that helped earn Chicago this reputation, from the elegant minimalism of Mies van der Rohe’s Federal…

Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Self Guided Audio Tour: French

Si vous n’avez pas le temps de suivre un tour conduit par un de nos guides, vous pouvez louer un guide-audio pour une visite en français. Il y a deux visites par guide-audio en francais: “ Les Gratte-ciel Historiques – 1885-1934” et “les Gratte-ciel…

Duration
1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Self Guided Audio Tour: German

Können Sie nicht persönlich an einer unserer Touren teilnehmen? Dann buchen Sie eine Hörführung in Ihrer Muttersprache! Wir bieten zwei Touren auf Deutsch an – die Entstehung des Wolkenkratzers (Historische Wolkenkratzer) und Moderne Wolkenkratzer…

Duration
1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Self Guided Audio Tour: Japanese

Can't join us for a tour? Then rent an audio device in your native language! Two tours are available in Japanese- Historic Downtown and Modern Skyscrapers (1950's-present). Pick-up the personal listening device anytime on the day you have reserved…

Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
10 Hours
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Please disregard the tour time of 9:00am! Your device can be picked up anytime before 4:00pm on the date you reserve. The device must be returned on the same day.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
10 Hours
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Please disregard the tour time of 9:00am! Your device can be picked up anytime before 4:00pm on the date you reserve. The device must be returned on the same day.

Tour

Self Guided Audio Tour: Spanish

Por favor, no se preocupe del horario que dice que debe recogerlo a las 9 de la mañana. Lo puede recoger a cualquier hora antes de las 16 hs del día reservado. Debe devolver el aparato el mismo día.

Duration
10 Hours

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Duration
10 Hours