Last fall I had the opportunity to take an Architecture Tour aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises and I am so excited to share my experience with you because this weekend their 2015 season launches and this is one tour you don’t want to miss! My mom and I took the cruise on an unseasonably warm late October afternoon and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!
Our tour took us along the Chicago River which has 57 bridges (37 of them are movable) and is lined with building after building of architectural significance. The famous Clock Tower used to be the headquarters for the Chicago Cubs and is modeled after a building in Seville and features a 22-foot diameter clock. The Montgomery Ward building was the largest building in the world when it was originally built and has now been converted to an office building anchored by GroupOn. The Merchandise Mart is enormous and has 5,500 windows and houses a retail hall of fame.
Enjoy a few pictures from our tour and I don’t think I can say enough good things about this tour and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Chicago from April-November! I’d love to hear, what is your favorite thing to do in Chicago?
Disclaimer: In exchange for my honest review of this venue, I was provided free entry as well as additional tickets for my family.