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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...more
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My wife and I were persuaded by a friend who is a long-time docent for the Chicago Architecture Center to take advantage of some of the 85 different tours of the city offered by the CAC. Founded in 1966 and housed in noted architect Mies...More
The movie on the first floor is well done and a docent was there to answer questions and add information which was great. The city diorama was interesting.
Apart from that I didn't really want to read all of the wall posters as I'd heard...More
The Art Deco Skyscraper tour was one of the highlights of our week-long holiday in Chicago. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining, providing expert commentary on the history of the buildings, elements that make up the Art Deco movement, and background on the city.
The docent on the bus was very knowledgeable, as were the documents at the Frank Lloyd Wright Studio and walking tour. Lots of information obtained. A little rushed as we often had to move quickly during tour to make room for next tour group. Despite...More
We enjoyed our Frank Lloyd Tour and would recommend it to anyone who wants more information about FLW and an opportunity to see some of his designs. His home was spectatular and for us the hightlight! The Temple was interesting as was the walking tour....More
Entry was free with our architecture boat ticket. Stopped in after just to check it out. Wandered the first floor only, couple exhibits and very cool interactive map of the city. Enjoyed, but probably wouldn't buy a ticket just for this.
Really thankful to The Chicago Architecture Foundation and our guide Bryan for a lovely tour of Chicago's Art Deco buildings. Absolute unique experience and insight. All of my friends are raving about the photos from the spots we've visited. Chicago has so many hidden treasures...More
First of all we had a great docent (Dan) who was incredibly knowledgeable. Visited early skyscrapers (post 1871 fire) on up to post-modernist. Learned about the evolution of building methods and architectural styles and leading architects. Easy walk. Will never look at Chicago skyscrapers the...More
A few years ago we spent some time at the Center when it was called the Foundation. We took three walking tours and the river cruise. That was a few years ago and in September of this year we returned to do and see some...More
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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On our Chicago Architecture Foundation tour, there was a boy in a motorized wheelchair. It is true that he had to stay on the main deck as there are only stairs up to the upper deck. But there are seats in the prow of the... More
On our Chicago Architecture Foundation tour, there was a boy in a motorized wheelchair. It is true that he had to stay on the main deck as there are only stairs up to the upper deck. But there are seats in the prow of the boat on the main deck. I do not think the restrooms are handicapped accessible, though, as there are bulkheads to get over.