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Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop - 10 Reviews - 224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL - Tour Guides & Services Reviews - Phone (312) 922-3432

Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop

224 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 922-3432
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I took the highlights bus tour that went through downtown and through the neighborhoods of Chicago. It was 3.5 hours and $40. I can't wait to do it again. As a person who has b...


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Excellent Gifts and Tours of Chicago 6/12/2006

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is a treasure. In this city of "big shoulders," architecture is king. There are so many important architectural treasures in the city that even native-born Chicagoans can learn a thing or two from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. They offer a wide variety of tours in the city, including walking, river cruises, and bus tours to important sites outside the main city center. Check their schedules or ask at the desk what they're having that day. The also have an excellent gift shop, which I highly recommend. Here you can find great books, modern home furnishings, postcards, and the perfect trinket to take home if you're a tourist. Don't miss one of Chicago's best institutions, located just across from the Art Institute. more

Architecture tours and souviniers 9/17/2005

this is a great place to go if youre not sure how to really take advantage of the cities' architecture. the foundation sponsors tours around the city by boat, foot, and bus. They also have some great souviniers and gifts. Their prices are a little steep, but they have some really unique items and architecture books. more

Wonderful Tours 8/21/2005

At the Chicago Architecture Foundation, they take you on great tours of the city. My favorite Chicago Architecture Foundation tour is the boat tour, on which the point out significant building in the loop and in other places along the Chicago River. Also, the Chicago Architecture Foundation has a tour of Millenium Park which I highly recommend. They give you so much history, even people that have lived in the city all their lives will learn something new. more

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Join the club and get free tours CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION 8/9/2005

I joined a few years ago and loved all the perks-discounts at the store, free museum tours...They have lots to choose from all over the city, some are free, some are discounted to members. Most are lead by volunteers who love architecture. The boat tour is most popular! more

Tours of Chicago for the Architecture Buff 8/5/2005

Alright, so we're all familiar with the usual touristy rubbish that passes for city tours. The guides typically don't know anything, the buses don't go anywhere interesting, and ultimately you could have seen more yourself by walking. The Chicago Architecture Foundation, by contrast, specializes in narrated walking and riverboat tours of the downtown area of Chicago that points out interesting highlights in the development of Chicago as a city. Their tours are a little more expensive than the more touristy ones, true, but hopefully you will get more out of it. I highly recommend the river tour. If you don't want to know all about the history of Chicago architecture, however, you can try the cheaper river tours offered by their competitors. The view is the same, the only difference is the narration. more
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  • Overview
    Started in the 1960s by a collective of preservationists and architects fighting to protect a historic residence (H.H. Richardson's Glessner House), the Chicago Architecture...

  • 5/1/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Thursday To Friday From 09:30 AM To 06:00 PM Sunday From 09:30 AM To 06:00 PM Wednesday From 09:00 AM To 06:00 PM Saturday From 09:00 AM To 06:00 PM
  • Payments:

    American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Loop, Central