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Chicago Architectural Aficionados Bus Tour

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    Meet your guide and group at 111 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. Please arrive ahead of the 9:30 a.m. tour departure time to check in. 
    Board an air-conditioned bus with your guide and group, then take off for a comprehensive tour of Chicago's famous architectural highlights. Stops over a circuit of 30 miles (48 km) include the Museum Campus, Hyde Park, the Loop, the Gold Coast, Mies van der Rohe's IIT campus, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. An interior building tour of the Robie House is provided by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. 
    Your tour ends up back at the Architecture Foundation after 3.5 hours.
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    Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

    This tour was rich in information and history. Our guide was an excellent historian and educator. Learning about the city buildings, the Rookery and the Roby house were fascinating. Definitely worth the $$.

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Emily K, Guest Relations Manager at Chicago Architecture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

    We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for taking the time to review us.

    Reviewed 23 April 2018

    We had a wonderful guide, sorry didn't remember her name but the one who is going to get her red jacket after 12 years of voluntary service at the CAF. We made 3 stops: Downtown, stop at the Rookery with wonderful interior. Frank Lloyed Wright's...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
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    ChiArchitecture, Social Media Coordinator at Chicago Architecture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

    We are so glad that you enjoyed the bus tour! Thank you for taking the time to review us.

    Reviewed 9 April 2018

    Our bus tour was led by a volunteer docent from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. She was articulate and very knowledgeable about Chicago, its history and architecture. The tour combines visiting several buildings including the Robie House, riding on a coach bus and a little walking...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
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    ChiArchitecture, Manager at Chicago Architecture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience overall, even if some of your fellow tour-takers were a bit too noisy. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

    Reviewed 4 February 2018

    Was drawn to this tour for the Frank Lloyd Wright house at UofChicago but got so much more! Was especially pleased with brief but informative downtown bldg tour and fascinating tour of Illinois Inst of Tech, not to mention seeing highlights at Univ of Chi....More

    Date of experience: November 2017
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    ChiArchitecture, Social Media Coordinator at Chicago Architecture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

    We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for taking the time to review us.

    Reviewed 11 January 2018

    We knew it was going to be cold, we just didn’t know how cold. We purchased Top Deck tickets to the Holiday Lights Tour of Chicago during the week between Christmas and New Years. The tour, we were told, runs rain or shine, sleet or...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
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    ChiArchitecture, Social Media Coordinator at Chicago Architecture Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

    Thanks for reaching out. We are sorry to hear that your tour was not up to the quality that you expected. I will be sure to pass your comments along to our tour department. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to better our...More

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    Response from Deanna L | Reviewed this property |
    I think that while this is a fascinating trip for adults, anyone under the age of 18 would be bored and distracting of the docent and customers. Also, there is an absolute (& appropriate) No touching policy at the FLW built... More
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