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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 14 stops to start your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago and listen to live commentary through provided earphones to find out fun facts about the city and its iconic architecture. 

The full circuit takes about about 2 hours but you can hop off and back on as many times as you like within a 24- 48- or 72-hour period depending on option selected when booking. Buses run regularly giving you flexibility to discover the city at your leisure. The bus route takes you through Grant Park
From $40.00
 
Chicago Evening Express Segway Tour
"TOUR HIGHLIGHTSThe Field Museum - The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. The Field is the current home to Sue the famous T. Rex and the Lions of gardens and public sculptures. Chicago's ""front yard"" includes Buckingham Fountain as its central focal point.The Lakefront/Monroe Harbor - Cruise along the edge of Lake Michigan speckled with sailboats with Navy Pier as its impressive backdrop.Shedd Aquarium and Oeanarium - Opened to the public in December 1929 at the time it was the world's largest inland aquarium. One of the first animals to arrive is currently its oldest resident: Grandad an African Lungfish acquired in 1933.Soldier Field - Soldier Field is the current home to the Chicago Bears who moved in 1970 from their original home at Wrigley Field. Originally built in 1924 as a dedication to fallen war veterans Soldier Field underwent a $600 million renovation in 2003 and is now a staple of Chicago's magnificent skyline.Chicago's World Class Skyline - See the architectural wonders that comprise one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. < intimate experience. Discover what it's like to be a Windy City celebrity as everyone turns to watch you glide by!Note: All Segway riders must be at least 12 years of age to participate."
From $50.00
 
Chicago CityPass
"Chicago CityPASS includes entry to: Shedd Aquarium (includes VIP entry to Waters of the World galleries Amazon Rising Wild Reef Abbott Oceanarium Polar Play Zone Amphibians special exhibit and Stingray Touch (May to October) plus your choice of a 4-D Experience. The Field Museum (includes All-Access Pass
From $98.00

Architecture Foundation Cruise Tips (9)

Beautiful boat ride

Although I know that many people know about this, I would nevertheless like to suggest obviously for everyone who goes to visit Chicago to take the architectural boat tour. There are many of them and...
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Minceta
Nov 21, 2012

Architecture Foundation Cruise

THE most underrated thing to do in Chicago. Or maybe it's not? Maybe everyone but me already knew about the fascinating Chicago Architecture Foundation cruises.Make sure you get the real McCoy:...
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mishkah
Jan 14, 2007

Chicago River boat tour

On a pleasant day, there is nothing more relaxing then a boat tour on the Chicago River. We chose the Wendella Boats for our tour. Leaving in mid afternoon, we cruised up the river through the lock to...
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Herkbert
Sep 23, 2009

The Architecture foundation river cruise, a MUST!

After reading all the reviews for the different river cruises available we decided to go with the Architecture foundation river cruise. We are so happy we did this cruise!!! It's very informative, you...
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chagi1
May 22, 2007

The Official Chicago Architecture Cruise

If the weather is good this is a must for everyone interested in Chicagos tall buildings. The crusie up the Chicago river gives magnificent views of more than 50 bulidings with extremely knowlegdable...
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2rs
Apr 04, 2011

Architecture River Cruise

Chicago's soaring buildings are something to marvel at. One of the best ways to get a feel for this towering city and its architectural history is to take the Architecture River Cruise offered by CAF...
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GandalfOnTour
Aug 29, 2006

Architecture Tour

Chicago is full of beautiful buildings. If architecture is an interest to you then you must go on one of these tours. There are many kinds of tours offered, by boat, bus etc. The tour I went on was...
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Cammel11
Apr 04, 2011

You must take an architecture tour!

You must take an architecture tour of this city if you have even the slightest interest in architecture. And if you don't want a formal tour, for God's sake, look up often. We're America's First City...
tiganeasca
Feb 01, 2004

Riverboat Architecture Tour

The Chicago Architecture Foundation runs boat tours of the Chicago River that focus on the great architectural history of this city, which contains works by many of America's most celebrated artists....
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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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"Captivating City of "The Big Shoulders": Chicago"
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Things to Do Near Chicago

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Chinatown

I lived in China for 2 years, so I had high expectations. I went to Chef Bao for lunch (used to be Lao Hunan), which is food from the Hunan region (where I lived), the food was spot on authentic so...
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National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

Chicago's Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, located on the Riverwalk between Wabash Avenue and State Street, is one of the largest in the nation outside of Washington, D.C. It features a fountain and a...
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Monument to the Great Northern Migration

This moving fifteen foot tall statue stands at the northern entry into historic Bronzeville. Encouraged by reports from those who went before, as well as the influential Chicago Defender newspaper,...
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Adler Planetarium

Opened in 1930, this is the oldest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere and it is a wonderful place. It has several different shows, a collection of astronomical and location-finding instruments, and...
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Soldier Field

The new "spoof" in town is the redux/renovated Soldier Field. Politicians were promised that the exterior walls will remain standing and the interior totally redone. However, they were also promised...
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Buddy Guy's Legends

If you are fortunate enough to be planning a trip to Chicago for January, check Ticketmaster for Buddy Guy's annual headlining weekend events at his own club: Legend's. It is the best $30 that you'll...
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