What Are Some Good Cruise Tours of the Chicago River?


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The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers an architecture cruise along the Chicago River. Tour guides interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River in a 90-minute ride.

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Reader magazine voted the Chicago Architecture Foundation cruise as "Chicago's Best Tour." While pointing out buildings of architectural significance, the tour explains how Chicago grew to be an important crossroad in 100 years time.

Tourists can purchase tickets and board a boat at the dock on the corner of the Michigan Avenue bridge and Wacker Drive. Tourists can also purchase tickets on Ticketmaster. Other Chicago River cruises offered by the Chicago Architecture Foundation as of 2015 include a photography cruise and a twilight river cruise.

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