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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. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Bike the Boulevard: Humboldt Park and Logan Square
Bike the Boulevard: Humboldt Park and Logan Square
This leisurely ride takes us through our city’s "Green Necklace"--a combination of streets and parks designed by William LeBaron Jenney and Jens Jensen. Admire the eclectic architecture of both recreational and residential buildings and learn about the eccentric personalities who left their marks on these neighborhoods.
PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- Free
DURATION: 2.5 hours (The round trip riding distance is 4 miles.)
MEET: Humboldt Park Boathouse parking lot, 1301 N. Humboldt Drive
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 using recycled materials while enjoying an after-work drink. Volunteer architects from Architecture for Humanity will lead a creative building exercise during the program!
PRICE: Adults- $20, Members- $15
TIME/DATE: September 17, 6-8pm
MEET: ArcelorMittal Design Studio at CAF, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
Symphony Center
Symphony Center
Learn about the magnificent architecture—old and new—that has showcased world-class musicians for over a century. The original Orchestra Hall—designed by D.H. Burnham & Co. in 1905—created a home for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra while a 1997 addition greatly expanded the space, incorporating additional buildings into the complex.
PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- Free
DURATION: 1 hour
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,