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Shoreline Architecture River Tours


Shoreline Architecture River Tours

Take Shoreline’s award-winning 75-minute Architecture River Tour to discover Chicago’s renowned landmarks as presented by our expert and entertaining guides.

You’ll learn how Chicago rose from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 to become the birthplace of the skyscraper and a major influence on the school of modern American architecture.

Shoreline’s Architecture River Tour features commentary on more than 40 of the city’s most famous buildings as well as close-up views and excellent photo opportunities.

Shoreline also offers Spanish Language Architecture River Tours; see website for times and locations.

Tours depart day and evening from both the southwest corner of Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier and the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at the Apple store.

Discover why Shoreline’s Architecture River Tour was the TripAdvisor 2020 Travelers' Choice #1 of the Top Ten Experiences in Best of the Best Award Winner!



See Chicago’s iconic skyline and from every angle with the Pier Perk Special. Bundle your Architectural River Tour with a Skyline Lake Tour and save $11 per person. Claim this perk at any Shoreline ticket booth or book online from the Shoreline webstore.

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Hours of Operation

Open Now closes 07:00PM


from 43 - 48 USD

Adults $43 to $48 and Children $23 to $27 (Children 2 and under free)


Phone: +13122229328
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600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago , IL 60611

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About Navy Pier

More Than You Imagine

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2021, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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