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Explore improvements, existing and planned, on the south branch of the Chicago River. We’ll stop at a 19th century quarry transformed into a park and fishing pond, a new boathouse designed by Studio Gang and Ping Tom Park.

4 Hours
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Note: We will do some walking at the stops on this bus tour.

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From March to November, CAF is offering several one-time-only bus tours! Explore different architecture topics throughout Chicagoland and save up to 40% off the public price when you book multiple tours in the series. These tours are expected to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! For a list of all the tours included in this offer, visit


$50 public / $42 members
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Upcoming Parks by Bus Tours

The annual departure of this special CAF tour will be scheduled again next summer. Until then, CAF offers similar tours that we think you’ll want to learn more about.