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Ride the trolley to the Chicago River, then step off to tour the lobbies of six opulent Art Deco skyscrapers. A popular modern style of the Roaring '20s, Art Deco's lavish materials and geometric ornament adorned new office towers as Chicago's business district expanded to, and across, the river. Riding the trolley is a quick way to get to these beautiful buildings and allows more time to enjoy them up-close and inside.

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

Learn the origins of Art Deco and the popular motifs that are its hallmarks throughout the world while admiring such buildings as the Burnham Brothers' Carbide and Carbon Building and Engineering Building (205 West Wacker), and Holabird and Root's Chicago Daily News Building (Two North Riverside Plaza) and 333 N. Michigan Ave.

Note: This tour consists of 30 minutes riding in a trolley and 90 minutes walking. It also includes one flight of stairs.

Upcoming Art Deco Skyscrapers: Riverfront Trolley and Walking Tour Tours

Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. Please email to be notified when tickets are available.