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Thursday
Jun 13

Tour

Union Station: Icon of a Great Age

Union Station is seen every day by thousands of commuters—and yet, not really seen! Slow down and take in the gorgeous details of this historic landmark, including the stunning Great Hall, which was recently restored to its original 1925 glory.

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
500 W. Jackson Blvd. between Canal and Clinton

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
500 W. Jackson Blvd. between Canal and Clinton

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

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

Devil in the White City

This tour explores the compelling true story told by Erik Larson in his best selling book, "The Devil in the White City," about two simultaneous events in Chicago history: the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and the emergence of serial murderer…

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

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

Tour

Grant Park Secrets

Grant Park’s landscape is both front yard and recreation spot for Chicago. But did you know that the area was once under water? Or that at one time it housed an airfield, a major league sports team and the tomb of a Civil War hero? Join us as we unlock…

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
AIC South Garden; Michigan Ave. and Jackson Blvd.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
AIC South Garden; Michigan Ave. and Jackson Blvd.

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

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 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

Rookery Building

Explore the interior and exterior of one of Chicago’s most famous and beloved historic buildings: The Rookery by Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root. Venture to the 11th floor to visit the architects’ private library, a space rarely open to visitors…

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
209 S. LaSalle St. at the grand staircase

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
209 S. LaSalle St. at the grand staircase

Tour

Chicago Board of Trade Building

The Chicago Board of Trade is a Loop icon anchoring the LaSalle Street financial corridor. We’ll see newly designed and renovated spaces, historical art and the massive traders’ vault within the three architecturally distinct Board of Trade buildings…

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
141 W. Jackson Blvd., inside the building lobby

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
141 W. Jackson Blvd., inside the building lobby

Tour

Must-See Chicago

Must-See Chicago is a fast-paced, 90-minute introductory tour to Chicago featuring some of its most famous buildings, including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, Willis (Sears) Tower, the Chicago Theatre and more!

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.