Do you know what Chicago building is so large that at one point, stock boys used roller skates to navigate its700 ft long corridors? Well, the tour guide of the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise could tell you. And you wouldn’t even need roller skates to see it. Instead, you can take in all of the splendor and history of Chicago’s architecture aboard the popular river cruises offered by the foundation. On a warm summer day, there is no better way to see downtown Chicago!
The 90 minute tours are led by an extensively trained group of volunteers from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Their depth of knowledge is truly amazing. You’ll get to see the buildings that were originally intended to be a ‘city within a city’, a few of the world’s only ‘Super Tall’ buildings, plus learn just how they reversed the flow of the Chicago River. And if you’re not so interested in the history of it all, just sit back and enjoy the beautiful views of Chicago! But remember to take a hat or some sunscreen! If you’d like to book a Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise, or any other tour, just stop by the front desk at Best Western River North Hotel and we’d be happy to help you!
P.S. The 700 ft long building that once had roller skating stock boys is the old Montgomery Ward Warehouse, now occupied by Groupon!