Classic Chicago History and Architecture Tour
Learn why Nelson Algren called Chicago “the broker’s portage”; why a landmark Chicago building’s floors were built crooked; what’s the real deal with the Sears (now Willis) Tower and all about the city’s first vicious (and diminutive) crime boss. This relaxing 2.5 hour kayak tour takes place entirely within the safety and beauty of Chicago’s downtown river with its beautifully landscaped river-edge promenade and kaleidoscopic view of some of the greatest American architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries. Kayakers enjoy passing under a multitude of articulated ironwork bridges (the largest moveable bridge system in the world!); the fantastic shoreline people-watching; and the wide variety of wildlife that has been drawn to the majestic downtown segment of the Chicago River as the cleanliness of the River has improved over the past few decades. Wateriders Classic Chicago River Kayak Tour is offered at 10am and 2:30pm generally on weekend days.
Wateriders is the original Chicago kayak tour, and has an unequaled 19-year track record of satisfied clients. Since 1997 we have led thousands of adventurous people from all over the globe on Chicago kayaking expeditions that reveal the history and architecture of Chicago, and which are unfailingly fun!
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