"The city is our museum," claims this historic museum. The CAF highlights Chicago's diverse architecture and ... More
Chicago Architecture Foundation
"The city is our museum," claims this historic museum. The CAF highlights Chicago's diverse architecture and design through a multitude of lectures, exhibits and educational programs. For a hands-on experience, take the Loop Walking Tour-a two-hour daily tour that explores the national landmarks downtown. The CAF Architecture River Cruise offers a river's eye view of the city and highlights more than 50 historic sites along the Chicago River. Many galleries are houses which include the famed ArcelorMittal CitySpace Gallery. Even though admission is free, reservations are advised.
Definitely worth the time and money. This was my first trip and gave an excellent overview of the city. Unfortunately, not enough time to take everything in. Going back for 10 days in June. The people were wonderful, the bus tour a mix of 32 people from 14 different countries, so a real multi-cultural experience with a bunch of architecture enthusiasts. Tour docent was obviously passionate about the city. And thanks to Sam, our driver, a very comfortable and enjoyable day!
Don't just stare up at The Loop's wondrous skyscrapers, gain a historical perspective with Chicago Architecture Foundation's walking tour. Informative and fun, you'll amass a head full of factoids to impress the folks back home. Take the "old Chicago" tour or the "modern Chicago" one for a measly ten bucks, or go whole hog and do both for $15!
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