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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Chicago River is the best walk with views of the skyline, boat rides and nightlife in the Chicago downtown area.....

Thank Dee M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice way to see the Chicago waters, easy walking. Sometimes on weekends it can get crowded. Lots of different activities around, like kayaking or paddle boating the river, Take a water taxi ride to China Town and have lunch or dinner. Viet Nam memorial is...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 days ago

You'll do some walking to really check this out, unless you take a boat tour, which they are all very good.

Thank TexYoung
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Chicago architecture river cruise seemed like the best way to really see and experience the river - it was really wonderful. Highly recommend taking this tour, if you have an hour or two for it.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 5 days ago

This river really adds to the ambience of Chicago. Wonderful walkways along the banks and doing a river cruise is a must.

Thank CharlietheBlueJay
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I spend the morning walking alone the river on the new riverwalk. This is a great way to see the river, the buildings and get a great meal pr just drinks.

Thank ken m
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the Chicago River architecture cruise and were delighted by the experience! Wonderful cruise on a big boat. Delightful narration of what we were seeing. We loved the experience of seeing the great architecture of Chicago, and loved hearing a description of what we...More

1  Thank djfluth
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Chicago Architectural Foundation's 90-minute boatride is the best way to see many of the unique skyscrapers lining the river.

Thank rodash
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea that Chicago had such a surprising river. It hosts water taxis, ferries, pleasure craft and even kayaks and sailboats. It is bordered by magnificent buildings, for which Chicago is famous. You don't have to spend a fortune -- take a water...More

2  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun time either walking or boat tour. Either take boat or water taxi. You could try kayaking. Then after that walk it.

Thank Matt P
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