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Chicago is known around the world for its architecture. Whether you choose to explore our fabled downtown or one of the city’s many distinct and charming neighborhoods, our expert docents will guide you by boat, bus, train or on foot and share the stories behind the buildings. Visit iconic skyscrapers, elegant hotels or the legendary houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. With dozens of tours to choose from, we won't blame you if you can't pick just one.

Recommended Tours

Architectural Highlights by Bus

Discover the exciting diversity of Chicago’s world famous architecture as we trace its development from the early days up to the present.

Price
$50 public (includes CAC admission), $43 CAC members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$50 public (includes CAC admission), $43 CAC members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Devil in the White City

History buffs and true crime lovers, rejoice! This bus tour delves into the compelling true story told in Erik Larson’s best-selling novel, “Devil in the White City.” The story traverses two simultaneous events in Chicago’s history: the World’s…

Price
$50 public (includes CAC admission), $43 CAC members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$50 public (includes CAC admission), $43 CAC members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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
$88 public (includes CAC admission), $81 CAC members
Duration
4 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$88 public (includes CAC admission), $81 CAC members
Duration
4 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

The Genius of Benjamin Marshall, Chicago's Forgotten Architect

It’s the 150th birthday of Benjamin H. Marshall, one of Chicago’s most influential but lesser known architects. Celebrate his work as we discover his masterpieces.

Price
$50 Public (includes CAC admission) , $43 CAC Members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Wacker Dr

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Price
$50 Public (includes CAC admission) , $43 CAC Members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Wacker Dr

Murals by Bus: Pilsen

Chicago has long tradition of mural making, and the West Side's Pilsen neighborhood displays a wide variety of these public works of art.

Price
$50 Public, $43 CAC Members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$50 Public, $43 CAC Members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Pushing Boundaries: The Work of Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang has spent her career designing spectacular buildings while taking into account sustainability and the environment. Join us for a visit to some of her newest Chicago work.

Price
$50 public, $43 CAC Members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$50 public, $43 CAC Members
Duration
3.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.