Chicago Architecture Center


  • Chicago City Model Experience

  • Chicago Gallery exhibit

  • Housing for a changing nation


Opened to the public in 2018, our riverfront location is in the heart of the city, where Michigan Avenue meets the Chicago River, featuring nearly 10,000 square feet of exhibition space filled with super-sized models—and views—of iconic skyscrapers.

Tour info

45 minutes
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: ( years +)
Student (with ID): ( years +)
Meeting Point

111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601, US

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) was founded in 1966 as the Chicago Architecture Foundation to save the historic Glessner House. Since then, the CAC has grown to become one of the largest cultural organizations in Chicago. Visit the CAC to view our 4,250-building scale model of Chicago, shop in our award-winning store or participate in a fun family event in our ArcelorMittal Design Studio. In our Skyscraper Gallery, explore supersized scale models of famous skyscrapers, including Jeddah Tower, soon-to-be the tallest building in the world! On the Chicago Model, view more than 4,200 buildings in one spectacular room at the cinematic and interactive Chicago City Model Experience. At the Chicago Gallery learn how Chicago became the "city of architecture," with a look at its fascinating neighborhoods, housing styles and famous architects.

What’s included?

  • Admission to Chicago Architecture Center

  • Access to two floors of imaginative exhibits

  • Discounted Parking

  • Storage for luggage, strollers, or coats

  • Guided Tour

  • Souvenirs

Things to know

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Redemption information

    You must redeem this voucher at the CAC Box Office, 111 E. Wacker Dr., within 60 days of the date of purchase. The voucher can be printed or presented to box office staff on your phone or mobile device.

    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Chicago is known around the world for its architecture. Whether you choose to explore our fabled downtown or one of the city’s many distinct and charming neighborhoods, our expert docents will guide you by boat, bus, train or on foot and share the stories behind the buildings. Visit iconic skyscrapers, elegant hotels or the legendary houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. With dozens of tours to choose from, we won't blame you if you can't pick just one.

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