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Chicago Architecture Center

Chicago, IL, USA
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About Chicago Architecture Center
The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), formerly the Chicago Architecture Foundation, is a nonprofit cultural organization with tours, exhibitions, programs and events for all ages. Visit the CAC on Wacker Dr. to view our 4,000-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 CAFC River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises. Tours depart daily and are led by CAC's expert docent guides. Every October, check out CAC's free annual Open House Chicago festival. Proceeds from CAC’s tours and gift shop, as well as grants, sponsorships and donations, support this educational mission.
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rmd4722 wrote a review Oct 12
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
The docents are friendly and knowledgeable. I always learn something new even though I have lived in the Chicago area my whole life. Highly recommend for visitors to this great city!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from ChiArchitecture, Social Media at Chicago Architecture Center
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for the great review! It's amazing how much you can learn...even when you are a long-time resident. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Laurie G wrote a review Oct 10
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The Women of Influence tour at Graceland Cemetery was fun and informative. I learned about women from Chicago's early and more recent history I had never heard of, and learned some new things about more familiar names.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from ChiArchitecture, Social Media at Chicago Architecture Center
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for the 5 stars! The Women of Influence tour is one of my favorites as well. We're happy you enjoyed the tour!
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Elle wrote a review Oct 9
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We loved this tour and it was a great way to explore the city! We really enjoyed learning about the evolution of the architecture in Chicago and our tour guide was fantastic!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from ChiArchitecture, Social Media at Chicago Architecture Center
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Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
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queensol wrote a review Oct 9
Salem, Massachusetts7 contributions2 helpful votes
Awesome tour and tour guide, Jill, gave us a wealth of information and showed us a whole lot of various architecture that exemplifies what Chicago is all about!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from ChiArchitecture, Social Media at Chicago Architecture Center
Responded 3 days ago
So happy that you enjoyed the tour! We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Jill and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Lou D wrote a review Oct 6
Valparaiso, Indiana347 contributions47 helpful votes
The “L”tour is a really unique way to view Chicago’s great architecture. Besides the different perspective and details, you learn all about the elevated train … like duh … of COURSE you do! And it’s FASCINATING!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from ChiArchitecture, Social Media at Chicago Architecture Center
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the great review! I really enjoy the L tour as well. We hope to see you again soon!
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