On Thursday afternoon, there are
two concurrent excursions available. Participants and companions are
welcome to choose between an architecturally focused guided walking
tour of Chicago's historic south loop highlighting early skyscraper
design, or a guided bicycle tour of the city's north side
neighborhoods and beaches with views of the magnificent skyline.
After a short rest at the hotel, an evening social event is planned at
Chicago's Adler Planetarium. Guests will be able to view exhibits,
tour the Midwest's largest telescope accessible to the public, and
gaze upon the city skyline lit up at night.
Register before May 15th to
ensure your participation.
Chicago is a
City of Neighborhoods! Enjoy
casual bicycle ride and urban safari highlighting distinctive Chicago
residential architecture, sights such as beaches, lagoons, gardens,
animals, and good times! Sights include Lakefront Trail & Beaches,
Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory, North Avenue Beach, the Gold Coast,
and Lincoln Park's luxurious tree-lined residences, parks & nature
Historic South: Rise of the Skyscraper Walking Tour
Chicago is not
only the birthplace of the skyscraper, it is also where most of the
innovations in early skyscraper design and technology originated! Take
a step back in time to learn the stories behind some world famous
early skyscrapers. Highlights include: Burnham and Root’s
(1888) with its Moorish revival exterior and restored Frank Lloyd
Wright interior; Adler and Sullivan’s Auditorium Building (1889) a
masterpiece of engineering, design and acoustics; Holabird and Roche’s
(1895) an outstanding example of the Chicago School of design; and
Holabird and Root’s
Chicago Board of Trade Building
(1930), one of the city’s most glamorous
Adler After Dark
award-winning view of the Chicago skyline from the Adler Planetarium.
Amble around the Adler's exhibitions or take in a sky or space show.
See Saturn's rings or Jupiter's great red spot with your own eyes
using the Adler's telescopes. Adler After Dark is the only time you
can peek through the
telescope, the largest telescope in the Midwest accessible to the
public. Cocktails and food will be available for purchase.