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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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Big Data Intersections
Big Data Intersections
This special 75-minute walking tour investigates how data is transforming how we plan, design and build cities. At several intersections in the Loop, view digital data visualizations and hear how this information is helping designers and citizens identify patterns that affect the health and happiness of the city. You'll also see examples of historic data and hear how architects like Daniel Burnham used data as well.
PRICE: Adults- $20, Members- $12
DURATION: 1.25 hours
MEET: CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue. Tour ends at Macy’s.
Pub Tour: Andersonville
Pub Tour: Andersonville
Get a “taste” of Andersonville—a historically landmarked neighborhood settled by Swedish farmers in the 1850s. See the culture reflected in the classic architecture and thriving establishments as we drop into colorful local pubs for vast selections of local brews.
PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- Free
DURATION: 2.5 hours
MEET: Edgewater Lounge 5600 North Ashland
Ukrainian Village
Ukrainian Village
An interior visit to Louis Sullivan's landmark Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral highlights this tour of Ukrainian Village, a neighborhood filled with stunning church buildings as well as 2- and 3-flats, larger apartment buildings, workers' cottages and single-family homes constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The homes and churches serving Orthodox, Eastern Rite Catholic and Roman Catholic parishioners reflect the many Eastern European immigrants who lived in this beautiful area.
PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- Free
DURATION: 2 hours
MEET: Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1121 N. Leavitt, Chicago
From the roaring 20’s and Prohibition to the present, something interesting is always happening in Uptown! See a treasure trove of terra cotta ornament, learn about the adaptive re-use of buildings and hear about past and present uses of the entertainment palaces such as the Riviera Theatre, Green Mill, Aragon Ballroom and Uptown Theatre.
PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- Free
DURATION: 2 hours
MEET: Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Avenue – east entrance (entrance closest to the L tracks)
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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,