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Wednesday
Jun 12

Tour

Frank Lloyd Wright by Bus

Discover the neighborhood where Wright's famed Prairie Style of architecture evolved. The tour includes bus transportation to and from Oak Park with commentary, a one-hour interior tour of Wright’s Home and Studio and a walking tour of the Frank Lloyd…

Price
$55 public (includes CAC admission), $47 CAC members
Duration
4 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$55 public (includes CAC admission), $47 CAC members
Duration
4 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Mies and Modernism: The IIT Campus Tour

The Illinois Institute of Technology is home to the largest group of buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe—the most influential figure in American Modernism. This tour traces the evolution of the campus with a special emphasis on the years 1938—1958—the…

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Inside Perlstein Hall, 10 W. 33rd St.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Inside Perlstein Hall, 10 W. 33rd St.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

#1 boat tour in Chicago according to TripAdvisor user reviews! Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Buy a combo ticket for the river cruise AND a visit the Chicago Architecture Center—you'll save $7! For more than 25 years, the CAC's…

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Experience the allure of a historic, exclusive men's club transformed into a 21st century luxury hotel. You will see old world craftsmanship restored to its original elegance, plus renovated and newly added spaces.

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
12 S. Michigan Ave., front entrance

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
12 S. Michigan Ave., front entrance

Tour

Historic Treasures of Chicago’s Golden Age

Learn about the great architectural landmarks of Michigan Avenue and State Street, with glimpses inside beautiful buildings from the 1890s-1930s. Highlights include the dazzling interiors of the Palmer House Hotel and the Chicago Cultural Center.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Completed in 2009, Trump Tower is the second-tallest building in Chicago. View the building, its plaza and the Riverwalk as you learn about its unique architecture and engineering.

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
401 N. Wabash Ave., building's east entrance

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
401 N. Wabash Ave., building's east entrance

Tour

Discover Chicago's Historic Neighborhoods

CAC has partnered with Big Bus Chicago for a tour that explores Chicago's mosaic of neighborhoods. Every day at 10:30am, discover five fascinating communities from a seat on an open-top bus. You'll get an intriguing look at the art, architecture and history…

Price
$35 public (includes CAC admission), $27 CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$35 public (includes CAC admission), $27 CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

#1 boat tour in Chicago according to TripAdvisor user reviews! Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Buy a combo ticket for the river cruise AND a visit the Chicago Architecture Center—you'll save $7! For more than 25 years, the CAC's…

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Art Deco Skyscrapers: The Riverfront

Tour the lobbies of five opulent Art Deco skyscrapers built near the banks of the Chicago River during the business boom of the Roaring '20s. Learn how Art Deco reflected the era’s fun-loving optimism with lavish materials and geometric ornament.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Chicago Architecture: A Walk Through Time

Want a quick introduction to Chicago’s magnificent architecture? This 90-minute tour takes a comprehensive look at the city’s architectural history by viewing buildings in chronological order, from early skyscrapers to new supertall high rises.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Insider Guide to the Galleries

Explore the design of the Chicago Architecture Center at 11:45am every Tuesday-Saturday. This free, 45-minute guided tour will give you an in-depth look at the CAC’s two floors of fascinating exhibits!

Price
Free with CAC admission
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
Free with CAC admission
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

#1 boat tour in Chicago according to TripAdvisor user reviews! Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Buy a combo ticket for the river cruise AND a visit the Chicago Architecture Center—you'll save $7! For more than 25 years, the CAC's…

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Monroe Building and Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Come discover the Monroe Building—Chicago's architectural gem hidden in plain sight! See its gorgeous façade and amazing Rookwood tiled lobby, both lovingly restored to their 1912 splendor, along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
Lobby of 104 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
Lobby of 104 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

#1 boat tour in Chicago according to TripAdvisor user reviews! Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Buy a combo ticket for the river cruise AND a visit the Chicago Architecture Center—you'll save $7! For more than 25 years, the CAC's…

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Chicago Icons: Connecting Past and Present

This lively overview of Chicago architecture explores iconic buildings from the 1890s to present. We'll compare and contrast a wide range of buildings with varying architectural styles and see how older structures connect to new skyline additions.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.