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

Duration
2 Hours
Price
$20 public
FREE for CAF members
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Learn about the history of the famous "L" system and how it has shaped the development of the surrounding buildings and districts within the Loop. By being over 20 feet off the ground, you'll see architectural details that are missed by most pedestrians at street level.

Notes:

  • Only about 15 minutes of this two-hour tour is on a train, while most of the remaining tour takes place outdoors standing on the station platforms. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Ventra (L train) passes will be needed for this tour, separate from the tour ticket at an additional price.

Upcoming Elevated Architecture: Downtown "L" Train Tours