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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
$30 Public
$10 Basic Members
Free for Deco Members and above
Vietnam Memorial, at river level, 35 E. Wacker

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.

  • Many tours sell out. To guarantee your space advance reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Your safety is our priority. The itinerary of this tour may be altered in accordance with health and safety policies and considerations.
  • The tour ends at the Riverbank “room” between Franklin and Lake Streets on the Riverwalk level.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

Upcoming Riverwalk West Tours