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Sep 16

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

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.

Learn More Off Sale

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

Elevated Architecture: Downtown "L" Train

Explore Chicago’s amazing architecture from the unique perspective of elevated trains and station platforms. Learn the history behind the famous "L" system and hear how it has shaped the development of buildings within the Loop.

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

Navy Pier and Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Explore the ever-changing Navy Pier and Chicago Shakespeare Theater on this new tour! Learn how the pier has served Chicago through adaptive reuse since 1916 and why both the pier and theater are such popular tourist destinations.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Polk Bros Park, 600 E. Grand Ave.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Polk Bros Park, 600 E. Grand Ave.

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

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.

Learn More Off Sale

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

Macy's on State: The Legacy of Marshall Field's

Explore the construction, development and renovation of this State Street landmark by Daniel Burnham.

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
28 E. Washington St., near Wabash Ave.

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
28 E. Washington St., near Wabash Ave.

Tour

Chicago Modern

Chicago is recognized as a leader in Modern architecture, a style that revolutionized our visual world during the mid-20th Century. View iconic Modern skyscrapers during this walking tour.

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.

Learn More Off Sale

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.

Learn More Off Sale

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 Skyscrapers

Chicago is home to some of the world’s earliest skyscrapers. Get an up-close look at these 19th Century marvels, learn about innovations used to build them and discover how they transformed Chicago into a center of skyscraper design and engineering…

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free to CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Ave.*

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free to CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Auditorium Building, 430 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.

Learn More Off Sale

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.