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“Chicago Architecture tour by L”

Chicago Architecture Foundation
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Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Skyscrapers
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a nonprofit cultural 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. Tours depart daily and are led by CAF's expert docent guides. Every October, check out CAF's free annual Open House Chicago festival. Proceeds from CAF’s tours and gift shop, as well as grants, sponsorships and donations, support this educational mission.
Reviewed 5 December 2013

A bit different and completely fun, we did the Chicago Architecture tour by the (always good) CAF via the L. Basically, you tour the downtown loop, get on & off at several stops while getting fantastic - elevated - views. And, of course, expert knowledge by their CAF docent. Just don't pick the coldest day of the year to do so :)

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

My family did a wonderful historic tour with the CAF. It was a very informative and just darn fun 2-hour tour seeing some of the most beautiful buildings in the city. We got to go inside some of them. Our docent, Kent, was the best -- so knowledgeable and funny and stopping to answer our questions. We had a great time. If you are in downtown Chicago, don't miss these tours. The CAF gives so many different kinds, that there is one for you. Their docents are the best!

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

My husband and I just had the most wonderful walking tour by Tom at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Our tour, titled "Historic Downtown: Rise of the Skyscraper." Tom was a wonderful tour guide - super knowledgeable and friendly - and we hope to be on another CAF tour soon!

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

What a wonderful way to see Chicago. Tours of every kind going out all the time. Chicago has some of the most interesting architecture and the knowledgeable docents do a great job of showing your the City. Also one of the GREAT museum shops. All your holiday shopping can be done here and they will be interesting things! With the membership you also get a discount on all this. Just do it!

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Friendly knowledgable staff with an interesting selection of tours. Our guide for the skyscraper tour was knowledgeable and enthusiastic on his subject. We were able to go into several of the buildings.

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