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Wendella Sightseeing Boats

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Address: 400 North Michigan Ave, Departing from Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60611
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Amazing architecture tour

Ok, sure - it's touristy...you are sitting in a large, open air boat looking at the scenery. However, this was a great way to see Chicago and the details and lore from the tour... read more

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok, sure - it's touristy...you are sitting in a large, open air boat looking at the scenery. However, this was a great way to see Chicago and the details and lore from the tour guide were fascinating. I learned a lot in 75 minutes and was able to see buildings from a different vantage point.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did an outstanding architecture boat tour from Wendella that was great. From the history of Chicago, to the many famous buildings that make up the Chicago skyline, that was a great way to see the sites and travel up and down the Chicago River. Wendella is right by the Michigan Avenue bridge over the Chicago River. There are 2... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great cruise on a great day. I recommend the expanded tour which lets you experience the river as well as a short loop through the locks and around Lake Michigan. The guide was very knowledgable about local architecture.

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Thank stevestr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the architecture boat tour which takes 75 minutes. Very interesting way to see the city. Our tour guide was amazing, very knowledgable and funny.

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Lakewood McHenry County, Illinois
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84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took this cruise with a group of 19. The majority of the guests were blind or visually impaired. The staff at the from to ticket counter to the crew on board were very accommodating and helpful. From helping navigate down stairs to the boat, to letting us board the vessel first...top notch. While on the water, the tour guide... More 

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Sussex, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our boat trip the evening prior on the internet and were very satisfied with the tour. The guide had lots of stories and was very friendly. The boat was quite full but not completely full so there was plenty of room for everyone. We were a bit unlucky with the lock and had to spend over 20 minutes... More 

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Chicago history and architecture. She pointed out all the landmarks along the river and from Lake Michigan and gave an in depth background of the history of Chicago throughout the tour. This was the best way to start our visit to the city. Would highly recommend to those who are "winging it" in... More 

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Thank KenHomburg67
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating three hour tour with a very engaging host. Really an amazing way to see and learn about this beautiful city and it's history.

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Athens, Georgia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was extremely satisfied with this tour. We took the Wendella signature lake and river tour that was about 90 minutes. This tour is so much better than the regular lake tour, we were able to enjoy Chicago River and Lake Michigan with its amazing views. I like how they arranged the chairs on the top deck, there was plenty... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I have talked about doing this for some time and I'm so glad we finally did it. The weather was beautiful. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He even played the harmonica at the end! Learned a lot about a city I've lived in for 45 years! I would recommend this to anyone touring or living... More 

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