Published : Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012, 12:55 PM EDT
CHICAGO, Ill. (WOOD) - Chicago' s known for its sports teams, its restaurants, the shopping and the big, beautiful buildings that make up that magnificent city's skyline. Chicago's architecture is world renowned with skyscrapers and structures designed by some of the most famous architects of their time. You simply can not visit Chicago without taking an architectural tour. It's fun and educational and involves riding on a boat. Rachael and eightWest photojournalist Amanda Harper head down the Chicago River to show us what it's all about. On the tour you see more than 50 buildings and pass under bridges aboard Chicago's First Lady, part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. The guide for the tour they took, Barry, is a retired architect. The tour lasts 90 minutes and you board the boat at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, a location that's very easy to find. It costs $35 per person if you buy your ticket ahead of time and $38 the day of. Tours can be taken through November 8, 2012.