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The north entrance to the 111 E Wacker parking garage is closed for repair. Please use the south entrance at 233 E South Water Street.

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Thursday
Jul 11

Tour

Willis Tower Revitalized

Experience the iconic Willis Tower with a visit to the 103rd floor Skydeck combined with a tour of the building to experience its exciting new public spaces and to learn about its history and design.

Price
$40 Public (includes Skydeck ticket), $30 for CAC Members (includes Skydeck ticket)
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
232 S. Franklin St. at Willis Tower’s Franklin St. Lobby Entrance, between West Adams & West Jackson Streets.

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Price
$40 Public (includes Skydeck ticket), $30 for CAC Members (includes Skydeck ticket)
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
232 S. Franklin St. at Willis Tower’s Franklin St. Lobby Entrance, between West Adams & West Jackson Streets.

Tour

Historic Treasures of Chicago’s Golden Age

Learn about the great architectural landmarks of Michigan Avenue and State Street. The 40 years between 1890 and 1930 saw the creation of some of Chicago’s the most memorable buildings, many of which are featured on this tour.

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Experience why we're the #1 rated boat cruise in Chicago, tickets are on sale now for the 2024 season!

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black 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
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Union Station: Icon of a Great Age

Union Station is one of the last grand train stations still operating in the U.S. and the only one in Chicago, serving both Amtrak and Metra commuter rail. Take in the elaborate details of this historic landmark, including the stunning Great Hall, which…

Price
$15 Public, $5 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
500 W. Jackson Blvd. between Canal and Clinton

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Price
$15 Public, $5 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
500 W. Jackson Blvd. between Canal and Clinton

Tour

Modernism: Reviving the Loop

Previously titled Mid-Century Modern Skyscrapers, this tour takes a look at iconic Mid-Century Modern architecture in Chicago and its triumvirate of modern architects (Mies van der Rohe, Bertrand Goldberg and SOM)

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Historic Austin

Explore the architectural gems of Austin, a former “railroad suburb” on Chicago’s West side. Annexed in 1899, Austin became the home of numerous immigrant communities and remains a hub for many grand residences built in the fashionable Queen Anne…

Price
$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Fountain at the east end of Midway Park, 5701 W Midway Park

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Price
$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Fountain at the east end of Midway Park, 5701 W Midway Park

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Experience why we're the #1 rated boat cruise in Chicago, tickets are on sale now for the 2024 season!

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black 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
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Experience why we're the #1 rated boat cruise in Chicago, tickets are on sale now for the 2024 season!

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

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, and more!

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Experience why we're the #1 rated boat cruise in Chicago, tickets are on sale now for the 2024 season!

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black 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
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Experience why we're the #1 rated boat cruise in Chicago, tickets are on sale now for the 2024 season!

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Experience why we're the #1 rated boat cruise in Chicago, tickets are on sale now for the 2024 season!

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black 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. The 40 years between 1890 and 1930 saw the creation of some of Chicago’s the most memorable buildings, many of which are featured on this tour.

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Experience why we're the #1 rated boat cruise in Chicago, tickets are on sale now for the 2024 season!

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black 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
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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, and more!

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Experience why we're the #1 rated boat cruise in Chicago, tickets are on sale now for the 2024 season!

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Experience why we're the #1 rated boat cruise in Chicago, tickets are on sale now for the 2024 season!

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Experience why we're the #1 rated boat cruise in Chicago, tickets are on sale now for the 2024 season!

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Explore Chinatown

Discover the art, architecture and history of Chinatown on this 90-minute walk, which includes stops at a Chinese bakery and a former Italian church. The tour begins and ends near some of Chinatown's tastiest restaurants, convenient for those wanting…

Price
$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chinatown Public Library, 2100 S. Wentworth Ave.

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Price
$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chinatown Public Library, 2100 S. Wentworth Ave.

Tour

Sheffield Historic District

Historic Sheffield is long considered a gem of late 19th century architecture, its streets lined with gorgeous homes from that era and beyond. Also noteworthy are the three Row House Districts from the 1870s and ’80s, each of them landmarked by the…

Price
$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
In front of the DePaul Art Museum 935 W. Fullerton Ave., east of the ‘L’ entrance

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Price
$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
In front of the DePaul Art Museum 935 W. Fullerton Ave., east of the ‘L’ entrance

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Experience why we're the #1 rated boat cruise in Chicago, tickets are on sale now for the 2024 season!

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Experience why we're the #1 rated boat cruise in Chicago, tickets are on sale now for the 2024 season!

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
Tickets start at $54.00, CAC member conditions apply; please call (312)-922-8687 to reserve tickets
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the black awning marking the stairway entrance.