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Wednesday
Jun 13

Tour

Frank Lloyd Wright by Bus

Discover the neighborhood where Wright's famed Prairie Style of architecture evolved. The tour includes bus transportation to and from Oak Park with commentary, a one-hour interior tour of Wright’s Home and Studio and a walking tour of the Frank Lloyd…

Duration
4 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Duration
4 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Mies and Modernism: The IIT Campus Tour

The Illinois Institute of Technology is home to the largest group of buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe—the most influential figure in American Modernism. This tour traces the evolution of the campus with a special emphasis on the years 1938—1958—the…

Price
$26 public, Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Inside Perlstein Hall, 10 W. 33rd St.

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Price
$26 public, Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Inside Perlstein Hall, 10 W. 33rd St.

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Historic Skyscrapers

Chicago is home to some of the world's earliest skyscrapers and innovations required to make a tall building. On this tour, take a step back in time to the late 19th century to see and experience these world-famous early tall buildings that transformed…

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAC-certified volunteer tour guides…

Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Completed in 2009, Chicago’s Trump Tower is the second-tallest building in the city. View the building, its plaza and river walk as you learn about its unique architecture and engineering. See why Trump Tower is one of the most highly rated hotels in…

Price
$20 public, Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
401 N. Wabash Ave., building's east entrance

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Price
$20 public, Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
401 N. Wabash Ave., building's east entrance

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Art Deco Skyscrapers: Downtown

Art Deco was a popular, modern style whose lavish materials and geometric ornament epitomized the prosperity and optimism of the Roaring 20s. See how the style enriches the soaring exteriors and opulent interiors of some of the city's most beautiful skyscrapers…

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Discover Chicago's Historic Neighborhoods

CAC has partnered with Big Bus Chicago for a tour that explores Chicago's mosaic of neighborhoods. Every day at 10:30am, discover five fascinating communities from a seat on an open-top bus. You'll get an intriguing look at the art, architecture and history…

Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave., between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd, just north of the CAF Shop and Tour Center

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Duration
1.5 Hours
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Michigan Ave., between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd, just north of the CAF Shop and Tour Center

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Historic Treasures of Culture and Commerce

Learn about the great late 19th— and early 20th—century architectural landmarks of Michigan Ave. and State St., ranging from museums to department stores, skyscrapers to concert halls, including the Reliance Building, the Sullivan Center and the Chicago…

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAC-certified volunteer tour guides…

Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Evolution of the Skyscraper

Chicago is known for building some of the world’s first skyscrapers, but how have their designs and technologies changed over time? Explore everything from classic buildings to super-tall highrises to discover how each one is representative of major…

Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAC-certified volunteer tour guides…

Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Monroe Building and Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Come discover the Monroe Building—Chicago's architectural gem hidden in plain sight! See its gorgeous façade and amazing Rookwood tiled lobby—both lovingly restored to their 1912 splendor, along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. Please…

Price
$20 public, Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
Lobby of 104 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public, Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
Lobby of 104 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Masterworks, Connecting Old and New

Chicago Masterworks offers a lively overview of Chicago architecture in context, exploring iconic buildings from the 1870s to the present. We’ll encounter a variety of architectural styles, connect older structures to new additions to the city’s skyline…

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAC-certified volunteer tour guides…

Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$47 all daytime cruises, $52 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Millennium Park: Beyond the Bean

Learn how top architects, artists and engineers collaborated with Chicago’s movers and shakers to transform an ugly railway and parking lot into a park that has thrilled millions and become the envy of cities around the world. Hear the stories and inspiration…

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.