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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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Chicago Old and New: Intersections
Chicago Old and New: Intersections
Explore Chicago architecture from the 1870’s to the present while examining the intersections of streets, styles and cultures of our cultural history. We’ll view many different architectural styles and examine how they have become essential elements of Chicago’s unique urban fabric.
PRICE: Adults- $17, Members- Free
DURATION: 2 hours
MEET: CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
 
LEGO Build Workshop: Scale
LEGO Build Workshop: Scale
Weekly workshop using the LEGO Architecture Studio curriculum! Guest designers of all ages will follow short design prompts to create LEGO forms inspired by a monthly theme.
PRICE: Adults & children- $10, Members- $5
DURATION: 2 hours
MEET: ArcelorMittal Design Studio at CAF (224 S. Michigan Avenue)
 
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- FREE
DURATION: 1.5 hours
MEET: CAF Shop & Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
 
Riverfront Deco: A Walking & Trolley Tour
Riverfront Deco: A Walking & Trolley Tour
Art Deco was a popular, modern style whose lavish materials and geometric ornament epitomized the prosperity and optimism of the Roaring 20s. As the city's central business district expanded to, and across, the Chicago River, sumptuous Art Deco office towers replaced factories and warehouses along the riverfront. Ride a trolley to three sites, then disembark to view up-close the soaring exteriors and opulent interiors of these beautiful Deco skyscrapers.
PRICE: Adults- $30, Members- $22
DURATION: 2 hours
MEET: CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
NOTE: The tour consists of 30 minutes riding in a trolley and 90 minutes walking. It also includes one flight of stairs.
 
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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 tickets@architecture.org To ensure an accommodation, a request should be made at least 48 hours in advance of the tour's scheduled departure,