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Chicago Architecture Foundation
  • The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a nonprofit organization with tours, exhibitions, programs and events for all ages. Visit CAF on Michigan Avenue to view our 1,000-building scale model of Chicago, shop in our award-winning store or participate in a fun LEGO® building event in our ArcelorMittal Design Studio. Choose from 85 tours by boat, walking, bus, or even L train, including the CAF River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises, voted the #1 architecture tour in the city. Tours depart daily and are led by CAF's expert docent guides. The CAF Shop features unique home décor and Chicago-themed gifts, architecture and design books and videos, local artist jewelry, educational toys and other great gifts. Every fall, check out CAF's free annual Open House Chicago festival. Private tours and group tour rates available. Open daily 9am to 9pm. Learn more at
    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
    • Step On Guides:
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    • Van/Minibus:
    • Wheelchair Accessible:
  • 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