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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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Churches By Bus
Churches By Bus
CAF’s annual Churches By Bus tour features five churches on the Near West Side of Chicago including: First Baptist Congregational Church, First Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Procopius Roman Catholic Church, St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church, and St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. This very popular tour usually sells out quickly, so book your tickets early for 2014!
PRICE: Adults- $50, Members- $42
DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 20th, 10am - 4pm
MEET: CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
Drinks + Design: September
Drinks + Design: September
Explore the playful side of architecture and engineering during this hands-on program for adults. Enjoy Goose Island beer and find creative ways to redesign a building interior in a brand new way! How might a train station be converted to an art gallery? An old factory into residential or shopping districts? Join us and let the talented volunteers from Architecture For Humanity make sense of the puzzle that is planning interior spaces.
PRICE: Adults- $20, Members- $15
TIME/DATE: September 17, 6-8pm
MEET: ArcelorMittal Design Studio at CAF, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
Explore Downtown: Open-Top Bus Tour
Explore Downtown: Open-Top Bus Tour
View downtown Chicago from the top of an open air bus. Experience great views of the city's unparalleled skyline and lakefront, plus parks, the museum campus, neighborhoods, business districts and landmarks. See how man and nature impacted the development of the city and hear stories of those who played key roles in shaping this vibrant city. You're sure to enjoy countless photo opportunities, and in less than two hours, you'll know Chicago better than the casual observer!
PRICE: Adults- $30, Members- $22
DURATION: 1.5 hours
MEET: CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue.
Explore Historic Neighborhoods: Open-Top Bus Tour
Explore Historic Neighborhoods: Open-Top Bus Tour
Chicago is a mosaic of neighborhoods and this tour explores five fascinating communities. Discover the art, architecture and history of Greektown, Little Italy, Pilsen, Chinatown and Bronzeville.
PRICE: Adults- $30, Members- $22
DURATION: 2 hours
MEET: CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue.
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Tour capacity is limited. Advance purchase and member reservation is recommended.

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,