Just three blocks north of Millennium Park, our Chicago River cruises depart from our scenic dock along Chicago’s delightfully walkable Riverwalk. The entrance to our Riverwalk dock is located street level on the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Drive. Descend the stairs two levels to our dockside ticket booths.
Address: On Chicago's Riverwalk at Michigan Avenue & Wacker Drive
The parking garage entrance is the first driveway east of Michigan Avenue, on the south side of Upper East Wacker Drive. This garage is directly across the street from the stairway to our dock and next door to the Chicago Architecture Center. Avoid the need for validation by making a self-parking reservation online.
Receive a discount for up to 4 hours of parking at the LAZ garage at 111 E. Wacker Dr. If you park longer than 4 hours, the discount is no longer valid
IMPORTANT: You must have your parking ticket stamped at our ticket window or at our onboard bar to receive the discounted rate. Please note: stamped tickets from bar must be further validated at the parking garage office before departing the garage.
Note: LAZ Parking Services at 111 E. Wacker is not owned or affiliated with Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. The parking information posted here is merely for the convenience of our guests and is not to be construed as a recommendation or endorsement.
Public Transportation Directions
CTA Red Line Exit at Lake Street Station and proceed east 2 blocks to the east side of Michigan Avenue. Continue north to Wacker Drive. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Wacker Drive.
CTA Blue Line Exit at Washington Street Station and proceed east 3 blocks to the east side of Michigan Avenue. Continue north to Wacker Drive. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Wacker Drive.
CTA Green, Brown, Orange, Pink Lines Exit at State/Lake St. Station and proceed east 2 blocks to the east side of Michigan Avenue. Continue north to Wacker Drive. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Wacker Drive.
CTA Bus Take the 151 bus, which runs north and south along Michigan Avenue. Exit at Wacker Drive and walk across intersections to the Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.
From 1-90 As you begin to enter downtown Chicago exit on the right at OHIO STREET. Continue Eastbound on Ohio Street and turn Right (South) on WABASH AVENUE. Cross over the Chicago River and turn left (East) at first street, WACKER DR. Continue Eastbound on Wacker Drive. Cross through the Michigan Avenue intersection and look for the first driveway East of Michigan Ave., on your right which is 111 E. Wacker Dr. / Systems Parking Garage. It is a self-park facility and is available to our customers on a space available basis. Walk across the Street (nNorth) and look for our awning marking the stairway down to our Mercury Cruises dock.
From I-290 Eisenhower Expressway Continue east through the old Post Office and continue to Michigan Avenue. You must go straight at that light but, get ready to turn left at the next light which will take you Northbound onto Michigan Avenue. Travel past Millennium Park and continue North to Wacker Dr. Turn Right onto Wacker Dr. and take the first right-hand driveway into the 111 E. Wacker Drive Parking facility.
The accessible drop-off area is on the same level as our dock on the Riverwalk. Please note: GPS does not work on the lower levels. Follow these very specific directions to access the drop-off area.
After dropping off your passenger, you have two options for parking:
1. Metered Parking: Located on Lower Wacker Drive (steps from the drop-off area) and payable with a credit card. 2. Discounted Parking at LAZ Garage (111 E. Wacker Drive): Garage entrance accessible via Upper Wacker Drive.
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