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  • Very good24%
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“boat tour” (79 reviews)
“dyed green” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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"boat tour"
in 79 reviews
"dyed green"
in 19 reviews
"architectural tour"
in 59 reviews
"st patrick's day"
in 11 reviews
"water taxi"
in 32 reviews
"different perspective"
in 17 reviews
"great architecture"
in 14 reviews
"trump tower"
in 10 reviews
"sunny day"
in 13 reviews
"navy pier"
in 33 reviews
"nice walk"
in 10 reviews
"people watching"
in 14 reviews
"michigan avenue"
in 11 reviews
"boats"
in 66 reviews
"waterway"
in 13 reviews
"skyscrapers"
in 35 reviews
"parade"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

The Chicago River goes right through the heart of the city. We used the yellow water taxi's many times during our weeks stay there and felt it was a great, cheap way of exploring the city by water. One price gets you any destination, so...More

Thank MrsAnn73
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the TripAdvisor-highest-rated Architectural Society tour on the First Lady. Had a great docent! Studied modern architecture for years. this was the best lesson ever! Examples of every style along the river. Learned so much--and loved the experience. If you go to Chicago, you...More

Thank Chescat5
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a history and architectural boat tour and learned many interesting facts about downtown Chicago. I would recommend it to all.

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took the 8:15pm River Cruise. It was a wonderful experience. It was a nice summer evening with the sun setting around the beautiful buildings along the Chicago River. The guide was enjoyable and not annoying. I have a new appreciation for...More

Thank Stephanie D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Like many cities built on a river, Chicago has maximized the opportunities for recreation, business, restaurants, and wealthy homeowners along the river. Taking a walk along the Riverwalk allows you to get close to and explore the many wonderful fountains, gardens, twists and turns, and...More

Thank bnwilensky
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although you are in the Second City, the river makes a diffe ence. Extremely relaxing. Lots of activity and things to do.

Thank smitty237
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the Chicago river walk as well as a tour aboard the "Little Lady" which not only toured the river, but we went into the lock and Lake Michigan too. The view is beautiful!

Thank sandycolautti
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove into the city to be tourists. The riverwalk is a great place to visit to be among tourists from everywhere. There so much going on with boats going by, tours to take, kayaking, restaurants, jogging paths, music. The restaurants can be busy, so...More

Thank Jeanne M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Taking the Water Taxi saved cash for other experiences in Chicago. The staff was great and the locals we met were friendly and very proud to tell you about their city.

Thank Cindi G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked along the river watching the tour boats and admiring all the tall buildings. The river is a pretty greenish color.

Thank Betsy K
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