The Chicago Architecture Tour by the Chicago Architecture Foundation is not cheap ($32) but if you are interested in this sort of thing, it’s totally worth it. As you cruise the Chicago River you get a full 90 minute live commentary by an expert and learn about the history of the city, the impact of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 and about some of the architects that helped shape the beautiful skyline as we see it today.
Tip: Buy tickets directly from the shop at 224 South Michigan Avenue. Buying online will hit you with taxes plus a $6 “convenience fee”.
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