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Tuesday
Jun 30

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

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
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
$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.

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
$30 non-members, $22 CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$30 non-members, $22 CAF members
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
$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.

Program

Chicago Riverwalk Talks

Join us on the Riverwalk as we discuss "The River and Its Architecture—Work, Live and Play." Learn how the use of the River and its buildings have changed and why this new playscape is an exciting addition to Chicago. The talks are free and open to…

Price
Free
Date
June 30, 2015
Time
11:00 am
Meet
Riverwalk "Cove" area (area between the Dearborn and Clark bridges) on Tuesdays, and Riverwalk "Theater" area (between the Clark and LaSalle bridges) on Fridays

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Price
Free
Date
June 30, 2015
Time
11:00 am
Meet
Riverwalk "Cove" area (area between the Dearborn and Clark bridges) on Tuesdays, and Riverwalk "Theater" area (between the Clark and LaSalle bridges) on Fridays

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.

Learn More Off Sale

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

Program

Chicago Riverwalk Talks

Join us on the Riverwalk as we discuss "The River and Its Architecture—Work, Live and Play." Learn how the use of the River and its buildings have changed and why this new playscape is an exciting addition to Chicago. The talks are free and open to…

Price
Free
Date
June 30, 2015
Time
11:30 am
Meet
Riverwalk "Cove" area (area between the Dearborn and Clark bridges) on Tuesdays, and Riverwalk "Theater" area (between the Clark and LaSalle bridges) on Fridays

Learn More

Price
Free
Date
June 30, 2015
Time
11:30 am
Meet
Riverwalk "Cove" area (area between the Dearborn and Clark bridges) on Tuesdays, and Riverwalk "Theater" area (between the Clark and LaSalle bridges) on Fridays

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.

Program

Chicago Riverwalk Talks

Join us on the Riverwalk as we discuss "The River and Its Architecture—Work, Live and Play." Learn how the use of the River and its buildings have changed and why this new playscape is an exciting addition to Chicago. The talks are free and open to…

Price
Free
Date
June 30, 2015
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Riverwalk "Cove" area (area between the Dearborn and Clark bridges) on Tuesdays, and Riverwalk "Theater" area (between the Clark and LaSalle bridges) on Fridays

Learn More

Price
Free
Date
June 30, 2015
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Riverwalk "Cove" area (area between the Dearborn and Clark bridges) on Tuesdays, and Riverwalk "Theater" area (between the Clark and LaSalle bridges) on Fridays

Program

Chicago Riverwalk Talks

Join us on the Riverwalk as we discuss "The River and Its Architecture—Work, Live and Play." Learn how the use of the River and its buildings have changed and why this new playscape is an exciting addition to Chicago. The talks are free and open to…

Price
Free
Date
June 30, 2015
Time
12:30 pm
Meet
Riverwalk "Cove" area (area between the Dearborn and Clark bridges) on Tuesdays, and Riverwalk "Theater" area (between the Clark and LaSalle bridges) on Fridays

Learn More

Price
Free
Date
June 30, 2015
Time
12:30 pm
Meet
Riverwalk "Cove" area (area between the Dearborn and Clark bridges) on Tuesdays, and Riverwalk "Theater" area (between the Clark and LaSalle bridges) on Fridays

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
$30 non-members, $22 CAF members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$30 non-members, $22 CAF members
Duration
1.75 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

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.