Ultimate Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour

Date and Time
Saturday, June 15, 2024
12:00pm— 1:30pm
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Chicago’s First Lady - RIver Cruise
112 E Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
United States
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Who's coming
Esther Ajari Rohan Prasad Nikos Gkotsis Jennifer Bryan Alexander McCammon Emily Stevens Parina Lalchandani Cathryn Taylor Jeriann Gumila Stacy Seiden
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Registration closed. Back by popular demand. Join the Wharton Club of Chicago as we cruise down the Chicago River on the #1 boat tour in North America at 12 pm (90-minute tour). Be inspired by the captivating visual art that is Chicago’s legendary architecture and the exceptional architects who created this ever-changing, dynamic legacy for all to enjoy and admire. For anyone new to Chicago, or looking to spend some time on the water, it's a great way to meet your city and fellow Whartonites.  In addition, whether it’s your first or fifth time taking the cruise, you’ll notice many changes, including three of the city’s tallest new towers. 

Chicago is the City of Big Shoulders. Let's use this as an opportunity to meet our Wharton peers so we can build the foundation to help each other. This event is for all alumni; family and friends are welcome to join!!

For more than 25 years, the Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise has expertly trained docent volunteers who have led the river cruise, sharing fascinating stories behind more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. Hear how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world's largest cities in less than 100 years. In just 90 minutes, you'll get the best overview of Chicago’s architecture and its history.

See us all checking out the views. We took over much of the boat and hope you can join us this year!

Where: Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and E. Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance, 112 E. Wacker Dr.

Duration: 90 minutes

Departs: Noon (Arrive 30 minutes before your cruise departure time. Allow extra time for traffic and parking in summer...and meet folks. Cruise guests board 15 minutes before departure time.)

Cost: $60 per ticket

*** Ticket sales end on June 13 - no refunds after June 12 - we hope to see you at the next event

Family and friends are welcome to join!

Find more information, including available parking, in the cruise boat FAQs

For Young Alumni and Interns (and any other Alumni :)

We'll also be gathering for brunch before for young alumni and Wharton interns (and anyone else who wants to join). We'll meet at the Corner Bakery (Entrance On W Wacker Drive, 360 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601) at 10:30 am and walk over to the Architecture Tour together afterward. See folks you have been meaning to see plus it's a chance to meet other new young alumni. Our Wharton Club of Chicago president, Cathryn Taylor, will provide opening remarks along with fellow young alumni board members, Parina Lalchandani, about how we can help you and each other.

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Chicago’s First Lady - RIver Cruise

112 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, United States,
by public transit by car by bike Walking