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Thursday
May 28

Tour

Architectural Highlights by Bus

Discover the exciting diversity of Chicago architecture on this wide-ranging odyssey, which traces the city’s development from its founding through the very present.

Price
$45 non-members, $37 CAF members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$45 non-members, $37 CAF members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Art Deco Skyscrapers: Downtown

Art Deco was a popular, modern style whose lavish materials and geometric ornament epitomized the prosperity and optimism of the Roaring 20s. See how the style enriches the soaring exteriors and opulent interiors of some of the city's most beautiful skyscrapers…

Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Union Station: Icon of a Great Age

Seen everyday by thousands and not really seen! Take the tour of the iconic landmarked Great Hall of Union Station. Learn about the station that was envisioned in Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago. Union Station is one of the great spaces in Chicago…

Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
500 W. Jackson Blvd. between Canal and Clinton

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Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
500 W. Jackson Blvd. between Canal and Clinton

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

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

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
$20 non-members, $12 CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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

Tour

Maggie Daley Park

Maggie Daley Park is a new and unique addition to Chicago's urban landscape, creating a new livable and playful space. It adds 25 acres overlooking the lake and the skyscrapers that surround it. It provides climbing walls, an ice skating/walking ribbon…

Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
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
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
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
$39.74 (plus tax) non-members, $42.58 (plus tax) 7:30pm departures
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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

Program

Open Studio

Visit the ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF anytime between 12—5pm Monday – Friday* for a free drop-in session to get a taste of design and interact with our current exhibit. Use your imagination and let LEGO® Inspiration Stations guide your designs.…

Price
Free
Date
May 28, 2015
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

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Price
Free
Date
May 28, 2015
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

Tour

Fine Arts Building

Discover a treasure trove on Michigan Ave. and learn its development from a carriage showroom to the high-profile "artists colony" that made its reputation with tenants including Frank Lloyd Wright, Lorado Taft and Harriet Monroe.

Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
In front of the building's north entrance, 410 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
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In front of the building's north entrance, 410 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Rookery Building

Explore both the interior and exterior of one of Chicago’s most famous and beloved historic buildings: The Rookery by Burnham and Root. Venture to the 11th floor for a visit to the architects’ private library—rarely open to visitors.

Price
Adults- $15, Members- Free
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
209 S. LaSalle St. Meet in the interior light court at the foot of the grand staircase.

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Price
Adults- $15, Members- Free
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
209 S. LaSalle St. Meet in the interior light court at the foot of the grand staircase.

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
$20 non-members, $12 CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, $12 CAF members
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
$39.74 (plus tax) non-members, $42.58 (plus tax) 7:30pm departures
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

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

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
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
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
$39.74 (plus tax) non-members, $42.58 (plus tax) 7:30pm departures
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Buy Tickets

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