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This tour helps you discover the western portion of the Riverwalk, starting at the Vietnam Memorial near State Street. As we walk to Lake Street, hear how this linear park—called Chicago’s new coastline by some—has become a magnet for outdoor recreation.

1.5 Hours
$26 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members
River-level, Vietnam Memorial near State St.

This tour visits the six "rooms" or locations where people can walk, sit, eat and drink while enjoying the view of passing boats and kayaks. See magnificent and iconic buildings along the way, including Merchandise Mart, site of the unique Art on the Mart display. Understand how the Riverwalk was built—and why.

  • The tour ends at the Riverbank “room” between Franklin and Lake Streets on the Riverwalk level.
  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • This tour is available for private bookings. Contact for more information.

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