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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!

For more than 25 years, the Chicago Architecture Center’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 wellbeing of its river cruise guests and team, including ensuring that boats are cleaned and sanitized throughout the day and their service. Chicago’s First Lady offers restrooms on board each vessel with running water and plenty of soap. Chicago’s First Lady continues to follow the recommendations of public health officials and is monitoring the evolving situation.

Tickets start at $48.18 (plus tax) for daytime river cruise
Tickets start at $52.91 (plus tax) for evening cruise


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