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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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Art Institute of Chicago: The Campus and Modern Wing
Art Institute of Chicago: The Campus and Modern Wing
In partnership with the Art Institute, explore how various styles of architecture, sculpture and landscapes interact to create a unique museum campus. We’ll visit both the interior and exterior of the museum including its newest addition, the critically acclaimed Modern Wing by Renzo Piano. The ticket price includes general admission to the Art Institute (for the tour AND for one additional day).
PRICE: Adults- $38, CAF Members- $18, Members of AIC and CAF- Free
DURATION: 1.5 hours
MEET: CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue. Tour ends at the Modern Wing.
Marquette Building
Marquette Building
The Marquette Building, completed in 1895, is a landmark of timeless architecture, bringing to life Chicago’s early history in an artistic and elegant setting. Learn how the building represents major advancement in skyscraper design and explore interior artistic details including a stunning Tiffany mosaic.
PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- Free
DURATION: 45 minutes
MEET: Inside the building lobby at 140 S. Dearborn St. (northwest corner of Adams and Dearborn)
Palmer House Hotel
Palmer House Hotel
Experience the glamour, intrigue and excitement of the bygone era of the "Grand Hotel" at the Palmer House. Explore the recently restored public spaces and beautifully renovated guest rooms while learning about the intriguing history of the country's oldest continually operating hotel.
PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- Free
DURATION: 1 hour
MEET: In the Wabash Avenue lobby (between Monroe & Adams) by the red staircase leading to Potter's Lounge. The Palmer House address is 17 E. Monroe St.
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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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A customer requiring an accommodation for a tour should contact the CAF call center, (312) 922-TOUR, or email To ensure an accommodation, a request should be made at least 48 hours in advance of the tour's scheduled departure,