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Wednesday
Jun 19

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

River Cruise

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

The CAC's world-famous river cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. 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! Led by…

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
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our 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
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our 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

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

The CAC's world-famous river cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. 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! Led by…

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
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our 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
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our 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

The CAC's world-famous river cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. 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! Led by…

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
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our 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
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Reliance Building (Alise Chicago)

Marvel at the original marble, mahogany doors and decorative wrought iron found throughout the two lobbies and uppermost floors of this 1895 building, designed by John Wellborn Root and Charles Atwood.

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
Main Lobby, 1 W. Washington St. entrance

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
Main Lobby, 1 W. Washington St. entrance

Tour

River Cruise

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

The CAC's world-famous river cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. 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! Led by…

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
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our 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
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our 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.

Tour

Art Deco Skyscrapers: The Loop

Tour the lobbies of Art Deco masterpieces built in the heart of Chicago’s financial district during 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
In front of 30 N. LaSalle St.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
In front of 30 N. LaSalle St.

Tour

River Cruise

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

The CAC's world-famous river cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. 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! Led by…

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
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our 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
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Magnificent Architecture of the Magnificent Mile

Discover how a dirt road known as Pine Street transformed into a "Paris on the Prairie" and later into the Magnificent Mile, the city’s premier shopping district. Hear the secrets and stories behind the striking buildings on North Michigan Avenue that…

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.