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Free to the public | Hours 6 am - 11 pm

The 1.25-mile long path has been constructed in phases over time and includes four distinct districts; The Confluence, The Arcade, The Civic, and the Esplanade. The Chicago River is a treasured natural amenity in the urban canyon of world famous architecture and the Chicago RiverwaIk allows a close proximity to the waterway. The continuous path from Lake Street to the lake front also allows a vertical connection from Upper Wacker Drive down to the waterway.


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Chicago Architecture Center (CAC)

Formerly known as the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Chicago Architecture Center is a nonprofit cultural organization with tours, exhibitions, programs and events for all ages. 

Chicago's Urban Waterways

The City of Chicago exists because of Lake Michigan and the many river systems, including the Chicago River.  The video depicts the City’s history and development of the waterways.

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Bridgehouse Museum

The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum celebrates the Chicago River and its world-famous movable bridges.




     
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CHICAGO, IL 60602