This 90 minute boat ride along the river reveals the history of the city and highlights historic and modern styles of architecture. Group tours are available. Tours are available daily from the spring season in late April through late November. Please visit website for details and complete schedules.
- Type: Tours
- Nearest Train: Red Line, Grand Ave stop
- Venue Description:
This is possibly the most-photographed spot in Chicago, but more for its picturesque view over the river than for its historic significance. Plaques embedded in the sidewalk mark the spot of the original Fort Dearborn, where Chicago's first settlers staked their claim off of Lake Michigan. The bas-relief sculptures on the bridge represent important events in early Chicago history. They are interesting and controversial because they depict Native Americans as the bad guys in the struggle over the "Chickaguo" territory.