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Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
Type: Architecture, Tours and Excursions
Seeing Chicago's architectural stunners from the decks of a river cruiser is a must for both locals and visitors. One of the city's most unique tours, the CAF River Cruise takes visitors along the... Read More
Seeing Chicago's architectural stunners from the decks of a river cruiser is a must for both locals and visitors. One of the city's most unique tours, the CAF River Cruise takes visitors along the north and south shores of the lake in about an hour and a half. Guests will learn about more than 50 buildings and their significance to Chicago's architectural landscape as well as general city history and how it grew from a modest Midwestern outpost to one of the world's most important crossroads. You'll get the 411 on Chicago architecture and its history in 90 minutes. .Tours are available late April through mid-November. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance as they often sell out. Go to the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. and look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.
- Spring (May-Jun): Mon-Fri 10am-3pm; Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
- Summer (Jun-Early Oct): Mon-Wed 10am-3:30pm; Thu-Fri 10am-5:30pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5:30pm
- Fall (Oct): Mon-Fri 10am-3:30pm; Sat-Sun 9:30am-5pm
- Late Fall (Nov): Mon-Fri 10am-2pm; Sat-Sun 10am-3pm
- Hours May Vary Seasonally
- $47 - $52
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Tickets sell out so book them as soon as you can."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: CAF River Cruise tours takes cruisers along the north and south shores of Lake Michigan to learn the significance of more than 50 buildings.
- Best for Attractions near United Center Because: The Chicago Architecture Foundation's River Cruise lets visitors see Chicago from areas few ever get to see while learning some history.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: CAF River Cruise tours takes visitors along the north and south shores of Lake Michigan and learn the significance of more than 50 buildings.