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Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady
Aug 2
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Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady


#1 boat tour in Chicago according to TripAdvisor user reviews! Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Buy a combo ticket for the CAFC River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady AND a visit to the Chicago Architecture Center—you’ll save $7!

For more than 25 years, the CAC’s expertly trained docent volunteers have led the river cruise, sharing fascinating stories behind more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. Hear how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. In just 90 minutes, you’ll get the best overview of Chicago’s architecture and its history.

Chicago’s First Lady is committed to taking the proper precautions to ensure the safety and well being of its river cruise guests and team, including ensuring that boats are cleaned and sanitized throughout the day and their service.

Tickets start at $46.29 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise
Tickets start at $51.02 (plus tax) for evening cruise
Visit the CAC for just $5 extra!

Cruises depart Fridays at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Advance reservations are required.


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