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209 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604-1219
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Get views of Chicago’s most famous buildings, as well as insider info from an expert guide, on this architecture-focused cruise. See all the most important buildings on one tour, a hard-to-accomplish task on foot. View the skyline from the Chicago River while listening to live commentary. Snap photos of the Willis (Sears) Tower, Old Post Office, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Wrigley Building, and more.
$38.85 per adult
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SavyTraveling wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago175 contributions499 helpful votes
The buildings along LaSalle Street {and Jackson Blvd.} warrant a viewing by any visitor to Chicago. Skip 'North Mich' and head into the Loop and along the River.
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Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
teatour_karen wrote a review Feb 2020
Los Angeles, California118 contributions52 helpful votes
I knew I was going to like this space, as spaces by FLW are special (detail, human scale, complex volumes and massing), but nothing prepared me for the delightful beauty. I was wowed, as was my friend who knows less about architecture. It's a must-see for anyone who likes aesthetic things (who doesn't right? but some do more than others). It has a FLW foundation shop inside, among others. Also, one block south of this building we found a great coffee shop called Mojo. Get a drink and take it with you to the Rookery. Delightful.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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shackann wrote a review Feb 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom40 contributions24 helpful votes
Wow! Huge thank you to our terrific guide today (J). He made the building come alive. We left with many interesting facts & tales. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Keenomanjaro wrote a review Jan 2020
Croydon, United Kingdom180 contributions68 helpful votes
We popped into this famous old building as we happened to be passing by, and found ourselves in a stunning lobby that was remodelled by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1905. Known as the Light Court, it's a remarkable space full of intricate metal work and dominated by the sky-lit ceiling, designed to maximise natural light in the inner office spaces. The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust have an office in the building where you can pick up additional information on the building and I believe they organise tours as well. A must for fans of historic buildings/architecture and well worth a quick look if you happen to be passing by.
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Date of experience: August 2019
3 Helpful votes
Rolshchikov-Dmitry wrote a review Jan 2020
Moscow, Russia481 contributions83 helpful votes
This building is considered the oldest standing high-rise in Chicago. Its lobby was redesigned by legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, and it’s magnificent. If you are in the area, find 5-10 minutes to take a look inside. I hope next time I’m in Chicago I’ll be able to attend a guided tour to learn and see more.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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