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  • Experience what U.S. News and World Report named the "#1 best thing to do in Chicago." The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) offers more than 85 different walking, boat, bus, bike, Segway and L train tours. The CAF River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady, rated 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor, departs multiple times a day from April to November. Walking and bus tours depart year-round. All of CAF's tours are led by highly-trained volunteer docent guides who are passionate about showcasing the architecture and history of this beautiful city. Since CAF is a nonprofit cultural institution, tours also support the organization's exhibitions, youth education and adult programming. For more information, visit architecture.org.
    Facility Amenities
    • Box Lunches Available:
    General Facility Details
    • ADA Compliant:
    • ADA Vehicles:
    • Family-friendly:
    • Food On-site: Restaurant
    • Foreign-Language Tour: French, German, Japanese, Spanish
    • Hours of Operation: Open Daily from 9:00 to 9:00.
    • Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate: 20
    • Number of Retail Stores: 1
    • Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or Fee: Complimentary
    • Reservation Cancellation Policy: All tours are conducted rain or shine, so please advise your group accordingly. Payment is refundable until 30 days prior to tour date. Deposit is nonrefundable less than 30 days before the tour. Within fourteen days of the scheduled tour, there will be no refunds or exchanges.
    • Reservations Accepted:
    • Number of Restaurants On-site: 1
    • Self-Parking Available: Off-site
    • Special Interest Tours Offered:
    • Student Group Friendly:
    Location Information
    • Miles from McCormick Place: 5
    • Miles from Midway Airport: 20
    • Miles from Navy Pier: 3
    • Miles from O'Hare Airport: 17
    Payment Method(s) Accepted
    • American Express:
    • Discover:
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    • Visa:
    Group Amenities
    • Average Visit/Tour Length: 1 to 2 hours
    • Complimentary Policy: 1 per group of 20 or more
    • Group Discounts Available:
    • Group Policy:
    • Minimum Group Number: 20
    • Motorcoach Parking: Off-site
    Services Offered
    • Arrange Transportation:
    • Group Charter/Sightseeing:
    • Motorcoach:
    • Specialty Markets: Leisure
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  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Complete Buy-out Available:
    • Exhibit Space Available:
    • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 40
    • Max Capacity, Classroom Style: 100
    • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 200
    • Max Capacity, Theater Style: 150
    • Max Venue Capacity: 150
    • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
    • Off-Site Catering Allowed:
    • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment:
    • Private Meeting Space Available:
    • Total Square Footage of Exhibit Space: 1200
    • Total Square Footage of Meeting Space: 1800