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Windy City Ghost Tour

Windy City Ghost Tour

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Windy City Ghosts walking Ghost Tour provides a look into the darkness that lurks below Chicago’s busy streets. Our Ghost Tour transports you back in time to an era of gangsters, bootleggers, bank robbers, and jazz babies. Windy City Ghosts nightly Ghost Tours take you through Lincoln Park, a beautiful North Side neighborhood with a twisted past. Learn about the forgotten burial ground that is the foundation of this bustling neighborhood. Check the bathroom mirrors in the Lion House of the Lincoln Park Zoo to make sure the ghost of a Victorian woman in white isn’t standing right behind you. Learn what spirit haunted Al Capone to the end of his days. On our Ghost Tour, you’ll hear the strange and disturbing tales associated with each of our carefully selected tour stops.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.09
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$24.09
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Private Frida & Friends tour in Pilsen

Private Frida & Friends tour in Pilsen

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Discover Pilsen and its local art, street art, food and people. We will visit a traditional bakery and taqueria and enjoy the art of many great local artists. And then there are the hundreds of cool murals in the neighborhood. We may even meet one of the street artists or stop by an artist studio (on request).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$213.34
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$213.34
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Offbeat Chicago Food Tour: Go Deeper Than Deep Dish

Offbeat Chicago Food Tour: Go Deeper Than Deep Dish

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Savor the flavors of Chicago — the ‘City of Neighborhoods’ — on a guided, ethnic food tour. This 3.5-hour adventure explores two of Chicago's most diverse neighborhoods: Argyle and Andersonville on the city’s North Side. Sample seven distinctly different types of food, visit landmark locations and learn about the local history and culture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
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2-Hour Haunted History Chicago Night Tour

2-Hour Haunted History Chicago Night Tour

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Chicago's original Millionaire's Row, meet the ghosts of the Gilded Age. Marshall Field, George Pullman, Philip Armour, and many more used to live in this amazing area, the most desirable address in the city before the fire. Many of the incredible homes are still standing and the spirits linger, waiting to divulge their secrets in a haunted history tour and ghost investigation in one of Chicago's most prestigious places.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.00
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$29.00
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Lincoln Park Hauntings Chicago Ghost Tour and Ghost Hunt

Lincoln Park Hauntings Chicago Ghost Tour and Ghost Hunt

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The only Chicago ghost tour where YOU are the ghost hunter! Join our guide for a chilling walk through the legendary Lincoln Park, site of the original City Cemetery and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.00
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$29.00
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Underground Donut Tour - West Loop & Restaurant Row

Underground Donut Tour - West Loop & Restaurant Row

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The West Loop (or Restaurant Row) Donut Tour is a sister tour to our Original Downtown Tour. Geared towards those who want to see Chicago’s authentic foodie focused food scene, this is the tour for you! We’ll start on the west side of the loop and wander our way along Randolph and various side streets, showing off some of the more unique spots in the West Loop. Bring your appetite, as you’ll be sampling donuts from 4 of the top donut shops in the West Loop. Some of which you probably had no idea they even served donuts. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of Randolph street and the many warehouses that line it as well as some other Chicago history you might not find elsewhere.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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1-Day Harley-Davidson Museum+Lake Geneva (Chicago Departure) CW1

1-Day Harley-Davidson Museum+Lake Geneva (Chicago Departure) CW1

Itinerary: Milwaukee → Harley-Davidson Museum (Optional, 75 mins) →Miller Brewery (Optional, 75 mins) → Lake Geneva → Lake Geneva Bay Cruise (Optional, 60 mins)
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$97.34
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$97.34

1-Day Route 66 Tour (Chicago Departure) CR1

1-Day Route 66 Tour (Chicago Departure) CR1

Itinerary: Chicago downtown → The crossing of Adams Street and Michigan Avenue(15 mins) → Lou Mitchell's(Optional, 45 mins) → Joliet → the Old Joliet Prison Park where the famous TV series Prison Break was made, Old Joliet Prison (Optional, 75 mins) → Pontiac → Route 66 Hall of Fame (Optional, 60 mins)→ the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum (45 mins)→ the Museum of the Gilding Art(45 mins)→ Chicago
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$97.34
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Train & Walking Tour of Chicago Loop: Home of the Modern Skyscraper

Train & Walking Tour of Chicago Loop: Home of the Modern Skyscraper

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We start our tour at one of the most interesting buildings in the Loop — the Fine Arts Building.  Built in 1884 as a showroom and office complex, the building was converted twelve years later into its present-day use. We then venture a few blocks to tour the Harold Washington Chicago Public Library, the design of which was the winner of a competition to design a new library for the City of Chicago.  Leaving the library, we'll view three Chicago landmarks built in the late 1800s, then we visit the beautiful Marquette Building, the Field Building (built on the site of the world's first modern skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building) and then see the amazing atrium lobby of the world-renowned Rookery Building. Next, we're off to the beautifully-restored Quincy L stop (authentic 1897 design) and take the train to our last stops.  We visit the iconic Macy's to see the beautiful Tiffany mosaic then we wrap up the tour at the Cultural Center to experience the world's largest Tiffany dome.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Train & Walking Tour: Chicago's Prairie District - Street of the Elite

Train & Walking Tour: Chicago's Prairie District - Street of the Elite

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Step off the typical tourist trail, and discover one of Chicago’s oldest and most scenic neighborhoods, on this walking tour of the Prairie District. Meet your guide in the morning at the Chicago Athletic Association, and set off with just a small group for company. The Prairie District is just a short L ride away; you can look forward to seeing the Second Presbyterian Church, Glessner House, Motor Row, and otherwise discovering how Chicagoans lived at the turn of the 20th century.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Art Institute of Chicago Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Semi-Private - Max 8 People

Art Institute of Chicago Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Semi-Private - Max 8 People

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The Art Institute of Chicago attracts nearly as many visitors as other leading galleries like the Met, Louvre & British Museum. On this 2 to 2.5 hour semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided museum tour, you’ll be able to skip the line and explore it’s most famous pieces with the help of an engaging guide who will lead the way. Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Paris Street, Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte Sunday on La Grande Jatte - Georges Seurat Sky Above Clouds - Georgia O'Keefe Nighthawks - Edward Hopper A Picture of Dorian Gray - Ivan Albright America Windows - Marc Chagall The Old Guitarist - Pablo Picasso Inventions of Monsters - Salvador Dali Four Mona Lisas - Andy Warhol
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.70
Price varies by group size
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$100.70
Price varies by group size

Art Institute of Chicago Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

Art Institute of Chicago Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

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The Art Institute of Chicago attracts nearly as many visitors as other leading galleries like the Met, Louvre & British Museum. On this 2 to 2.5 hour private guided museum tour, you’ll be able to skip the line and explore it’s most famous pieces with the help of an engaging guide who will lead the way. Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) Paris Street, Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte Sunday on La Grande Jatte - Georges Seurat Sky Above Clouds - Georgia O'Keefe Nighthawks - Edward Hopper A Picture of Dorian Gray - Ivan Albright America Windows - Marc Chagall The Old Guitarist - Pablo Picasso Inventions of Monsters - Salvador Dali Four Mona Lisas - Andy Warhol
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.70
Price varies by group size
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$153.70
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Pilsen Neighborhood Train & Walking Tour in Chicago with Local Guide

Pilsen Neighborhood Train & Walking Tour in Chicago with Local Guide

Go for a scenic stroll through Chicago’s urban neighborhoods on this private tour accompanied by a friendly guide. Admire the oldest skyscraper and learn everything about the American dollar at the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank. Tune into stirring vibes of Pilsen neighborhood, absorb the beauty of Mexican culture and then relax with a pint of special beer in the family-run brewery. · Discover one of the most diverse and artsy neighborhoods of Chicago · Enjoy dedicated attention from a personal guide · Learn more about the history of the American dollar at the Money Museum · Sample the best Mexican dishes in Chicago
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.67
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$138.67
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Chicago's Gold Coast Hidden History: A Self-Guided Audio Walk

Chicago's Gold Coast Hidden History: A Self-Guided Audio Walk

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Amy Bizzarri, author of 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss, takes you on a fascinating self-guided audio tour of hidden historical spots in Chicago's gilded Gold Coast. Peep behind the gates of the original Playboy Mansion, walk along a wooden block-paved alley, sip a Faster Pussycat in Chicago's oldest piano bar and more as you enjoy a delightful walk through time in this exclusive Chicago neighborhood. The starting point is the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 N. Clark Street. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 50 minutes
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$5.34
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Discovering Vintage Chicago: The Loop Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Discovering Vintage Chicago: The Loop Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Take a walk back in time through the history of Chicago's Loop on this app-enabled tour. After downloading the app and tour to you smartphone, you and your party will listen to author Amy Bizzarri, an author and expert in Chicago history, as she leads you through walking tour of the city. The GPS-enabled tour will trigger commentary at just the right times, and you can stop and start whenever you like for a flexible experience that lets you move at your own pace. Highlights include Daley Plaza, the Chicago Theater, Berghoff Restaurant, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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  • 50 minutes
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$5.34
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A Storied Neighborhood: Dance the dialectic with Bill Ayers on an audio tour

A Storied Neighborhood: Dance the dialectic with Bill Ayers on an audio tour

This self-guided audio tour begins at the Laboratory Schools founded by John Dewey, and winds through the University of Chicago. Along the way, walkers will encounter world-renowned architects and Nobel Laureates, robber barons and artists, the DuSable Museum of African American History and the birthplace of the Atomic Age. In storied Washington Park, there may be soccer or cricket matches underway, bicycle rallies or softball games in progress, waves of runners or families gathered for a picnic. From there it's a short stroll to the home of President Barack Obama and his family. You guide is William Ayers, a former Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar. He has written extensively about social justice and democracy, education and the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. The tour is ready whenever you are, simply download it onto the VoiceMap app and select Start Tour.
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  • 40 minutes to 1 hour
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$5.40
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Private Exploration Game of Eastside Chicago

Private Exploration Game of Eastside Chicago

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Play a city game where you will follow clues to discover amazing places and local stories in Chicago. You’ll tour Chicago’s famous Millenium Park and learn about the iconic works of art that populate the area on your way to riches beyond your imagination. Are you up for an adventure in Chicago? Highlights: Explore Chicago’s beloved Millenium Park and surrounding campuses Enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan Learn about the artwork and architecture that marked Chicago’s journey from the 20th to the 21st century Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt. The city game will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit that will allow you to go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.
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  • 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$8.38
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Chicago River Walk Tours

Chicago River Walk Tours

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Discover the architectural gems and historical buildings of Chicago’s River Walk during a 1.5-hour walking tour with a guide. See downtown landmarks including the Tribune Building, Lyric Opera House, InterContinental Hotel, and Magnificent Mile as you walk at an easy pace along the Chicago River’s pedestrian walkway. Learn about Chicago’s history and culture from your guide, and get great photo ops throughout the tour. Return to your starting point via water taxi for another perspective to the Windy City.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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Devil In The White City Ghost Bus Tour

Devil In The White City Ghost Bus Tour

Join us for an excursion through the spaces and places made famous by Erik Larson’s blockbuster, “The Devil in the White City.” You’ll visit sites of Victorian era intrigue, including the site where the Great Fire began, Prairie Avenue historic district, the World’s Fairgrounds and, yes, the site of the former Murder Castle of the only and only H.H. Holmes, “America’s First Serial Killer.”
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  • 3 hours
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$49.00
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