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  Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

Marvel at Chicago’s magnificent skyscrapers on the city’s #1 architecture tour—the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady. You’ll learn the history of the city and hear about more than 50 significant sites along the Chicago River.
PRICE: $37.85 plus tax (CAF members may use their ”buy one, get one free” one-time benefit by calling 312-922-8687.)
DURATION: 1.5 hours
MEET: Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive (112 E. Wacker Dr.). Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Elevated Architecture: Chicago's Loop by "L"
Elevated Architecture: Chicago's Loop by "L"
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.
PRICE: Adults- $20, Members- $12
DURATION: 2 hours
MEET: CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
NOTE: The tour requires one admission through the CTA gates. Tour-takers can provide their own CTA fare cards or purchase one at the CAF box office at the tour departure time.
Must-See Chicago
Must-See Chicago
Must-See Chicago is a fast-paced, 90-minute tour introducing Chicago and many of its most famous buildings, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Sears (Willis) Tower, Wrigley Building, Chicago Theatre and John Hancock Center. As you explore downtown, you’ll hop on and off the city’s signature “L” trains (stairs are required). The tour begins at the Chicago Architecture Foundation and wraps up at the intersection of Michigan and Chicago Avenues, the heart of the Magnificent Mile. Come experience #mustseechicago!
PRICE: Adults- $20, Members- $12
DURATION: 1.5 hours
MEET: CAF Shop & Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
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Student and senior discounts are available in the CAF Shop & Tour Center with valid ID. Please do not purchase tickets online as we cannot offer price adjustments.

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