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    Chicago Ghost Tour

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    The Windy City is known for her food, architecture, and haunting history! Join this walking tour as the sun sets through downtown Chicago, and hear some of the most gruesome and creepy local stories recounted by your expert guide. First stop is the Congress Hotel, known as the most haunted hotel in Chicago. Walk along the streets that H. H. Holmes, Chicago's first serial killer, wandered as he stalked his prey. Then, visit Death Alley and the site of the Eastland Disaster, and catch a glimpse of Chicago's sordid past through stories of the Everleigh Club, the 1900's Red Light district, and famous downtown prison breaks. But consider yourself warned: this tour is not meant for the faint of heart, taking only those who seek a good thrill and are interested in the underbelly of Chicago.
    Chicago Ghost Tour

    520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy a spooky insider's look at the haunted history of The Windy City on this after hours walking tour
    • Visit the locations where H. H. Holmes, Chicago's first serial killer, wandered as he stalked his prey
    • Hear stories of gruesome and creepy happenings in Chicago
    • Gain a unique perspective on Chicago, and mingle with fellow tour goers
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    9 positive reviews
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    Little India Food and Cultural Walking Tour

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    Spice up your life with a culinary excursion through Chicago's "Little India" neighborhood. Exploring the historic street of Devon Avenue of the famous West Rogers Park in Chicago, discover specialty food shops, ethnic eateries, and delightful neighborhood restaurants. During the adventure, you'll also uncover the food, history, culture, architecture, and entertainment that make this area so unique. Is there a better way to gain some culture than through the stomach? Traversing the streets, you will taste scrumptious snacks, teas, vegetarian dishes, and some BBQ. Salivating yet? Your palate will thank you for this tour.
    Little India Food and Cultural Walking Tour

    2541 W Devon Ave, Chicago

    • Discover the food, history, architecture, culture, and entertainment of Chicago's "Little India"
    • Taste your way through Chicago's South Asian community
    • Uncover how history and culture influences the South Asian diet
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    18 positive reviews
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    Lakeview and Lincoln Park Beer Tour (Sat) *

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    So, of course you don't need a tour of beers, you're already the expert there. But do you need a tour of Lakeview and Lincoln Park Beers? Probably. Kick this walking tour off at a local watering hole, where you'll meet your guide and enjoy your first beer tasting of the day. Then continue the tour around the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, making your way to other locally-owned, off-the-beaten-path establishments. As you walk, you'll hear plenty of stories from your insider guide about Chicago's long history of brewing beer. Along the way, you'll pop into an Irish pub for a creamy pint of Guinness pulled just right by an expert barkeep. Head over to a beer-and-bacon bar to savor a variety of crispy bacon treats paired with your beer tasting. Meet the owner of a specialty beer and wine store, and hear about how he handpicks his collection. And stop by a microbrew pub before walking into a punk rock bar that was established before Prohibition and is known today for its eclectic beer selection and whiskeys. You'll also have the chance to watch a home-brewing demonstration, learning about different beer styles as you take in the aromatic hops and barley. When your tour ends, you'll have plenty of new knowledge about some of Chicago's best places to find a great pint. Whether you're an expert or not, you're going to love this tour. Why? Because, beer.
    Lakeview and Lincoln Park Beer Tour (Sat) *

    Harrigan's, Chicago

    • Sip your way through Lakeview and Lincoln Park's best beers on a 3-hour walking tour of 2 iconic Chicago neighborhoods
    • Follow your guide to a series of bars and breweries for flights of regional craft brews
    • Raise a glass as you learn how Chicago's immigrant cultures created a proud brewing tradition
    • Experience the bar scene like a local, try a classic Midwestern pairing at a beer-and-bacon bar, and see what's on draft in the Windy City
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    5 positive reviews
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    Bike and Brewery Tour

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    Something fun is brewing in Chicago, and this frothy bike outing is your chance to find out. Cruise a lakeside bike path with a local guide that will take you alongside some of the city's most historic neighborhoods: Prairie Mansion District, Chinatown, and Pilsen. As you roll, enjoy anecdotes about the city and its love of beer. Plus, stop at various local establishments for local bites to keep you fueled. Then, end the tour with a walkthrough of Lagunitas Brewery to see the magic of how it's made. Bet you can't wait to drink it all in, huh?
    Bike and Brewery Tour

    239 E Randolph St, Chicago

    • Explore several historic districts during a leisurely cycling tour
    • Stop at various eateries for samples, and tour Lagunitas Brewery
    • Enjoy anecdotes about the city's history and beer scene
    • Treat yourself to a fun, social exploration of Chicago
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    18 positive reviews
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    Bridge Lift Walking Tour

    Watching Chicago's movable bridges operate generally provokes a gasp. "Oh...my." "Woah." "Did you see that?" Walking just around the riverbend, you'll follow the bridge lift, watching these massive kinetic sculptures open for the sailboat migration from Lake Michigan to winter storage. Waving to the sailors, you'll discuss the hows, whys, and history of the current bridges. This is your tour. You can bring up any specific interests you would like to explore. Uncover the mysteries behind these beauties, today, and gasp in wonder at the man-made marvels.
    Bridge Lift Walking Tour

    E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago

    • Watch the spectacle of the Chicago bridge lift as sailboats migrate from Lake Michigan to winter storage
    • Learn the history behind these structures, discussing the hows and whys behind the bridge lift
    • Walk along the Chicago river and check out the boats and bridges
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    Photo Meet Up

    This colorful walk will make learning about nature a snap! Photo Meet Up with Forest Preserves of Cook County offers you the chance to visit a well-chosen natural area alongside a trained naturalist. You'll visit areas offering diverse learning opportunities backdropped by scenic vistas, teeming with interesting plant life, and full of local wildlife. Your guide will take you around to the spots that provide particularly beautiful vantage points, giving you time to set up for your photos. Meet other photographers and share tips and capture some shots that will become highlights in your portfolio. Get the picture?
    Photo Meet Up

    12545 W 111th Street, Lemont

    • Visit a carefully selected outdoor location for a guided tour led by a naturalist
    • Capture great shots with fellow photographers and share tips
    • Learn about wildlife and plantlife in the area
    • Immerse yourself in a beautiful natural environment
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    History Indoor Walking Tour

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    During this "Urban Safari", learn about the history of Chicago and by use of our special tour map, navigate nearly 1 and ¼ miles of this unique urban terrain. Along the way, you will enjoy stops at some of Chicago's best historical destinations including; Chicago Cultural Center, Macy's Department Store, Daley Center, City Hall and the Thompson Center. At the Cultural Center, you will view the world's largest Tiffany Dome while listening to stories about the Tiffany family of New York. Only one block away you will view the world's largest Tiffany Ceiling in Macy's Department Store. The Daley Center is replete with stories of Chicago's past and present not to mention the spot leading to the demise of the infamous "Blues Mobile" featured in the "Blues Brothers" movie. All tours include a intermission restroom stop and treat along the way!
    History Indoor Walking Tour

    151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago

    • Learn the true story of Chicago's history and how Lake Michigan transformed into one of the world's leading alpha cities.
    • Listen to gripping tales of Chicago's history
    • Viewing dozens of carefully chosen archive photos in their personal view books
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    2 positive reviews
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    Chinatown Food Tour

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    Navigating through the winding roads to find the best in Hong Kong, you stumble upon a dim sum restaurant. Wait, this isn't Hong Kong. This is just Chicago's Chinatown. On this food tour, you will be guided through one of the oldest Chinatown neighborhoods in America, and you'll treat your taste buds to delicious Hong Kong, Szechuan, and Mandarin style Chinese cuisines. Uncovering the best eats at five different local gourmet hot spots, taste the food, culture, and history of each locale. This might be the most delicious tour of your life so bring your appetite and come prepared to eat! On your walking tour, expect to visit the following locations:
    • Triple Crown: Canton cuisine and Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurant
    • Lao Sze Chuan: Szechuan-style cuisine and family restaurant
    • Ten Ren Tea & Ginseng Co.: Loose-leaf tea and organic ginger house
    • Saint Anna Bakery: Chinese-style baked goods, desserts and pastries
    • Lao Beijing: Mandarin-style cuisine
    Note: Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking. In the "Special Requests" field upon placing the booking, please state if you are a vegetarian, have any food allergies, and are under 21.
    Chinatown Food Tour

    S Wentworth Ave & W Cermak Rd, Chicago

    • Embark on a food tour as you taste your way through five different gourmet restaurants in Chinatown
    • Learn about the food, culture, and history of each locale
    • Enjoy an intimate tour filled with delicious Chinese food and laughter
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    3 positive reviews
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    Lincoln Park Bike Adventure

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    "But in the end... it doesn't really matter!" Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on right there. Just because this activity is an adventure through Lincoln Park, that's no excuse to quote the band Linkin Park. There's NEVER an excuse for that! We digress. Enjoy the car-free lakefront trail and explore Chicago's beaches, parks, lagoons, and gorgeous Lincoln Park Zoo. This tour offers a diverse mix of nature and attractions, including The Chicago Lakefront, Navy Pier, North Avenue Beach, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Conservatory. It's easy riding and kid-friendly, great fun for the whole family! Because, in the end, that really DOES matter.
    Lincoln Park Bike Adventure

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • Tour Chicago's Lincoln Park via bike with stops at the Lincoln Park Zoo, North Avenue Beach, and the Conservatory
    • Learn interesting information and facts, courtesy of your charismatic guide
    • Check out the amazing lakefront and parks, filled with rich history and spectacular architecture
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    1 positive reviews
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    Lakefront/Museum Campus Segway Tour (2.5 hr)

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    This eight-mile lake front Segway tour begins in the confines of Millennium Park, where you'll then travel through fragrant paths and rose gardens of Grant Park. As your stroll continues, pass Buckingham Fountain and sneak generous views of both Lake Michigan and the majestic skyline. Progressing towards Lake Michigan and the Lakefront, you will witness the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, and Adler Planetarium, all the while, an experienced tour guide will relay stories of the city and its history. How quaint? How relaxing? Everyday is a perfect day to uncover this city's beauty.
    Lakefront/Museum Campus Segway Tour (2.5 hr)

    238 E Monroe St, Chicago

    • Tour through the city of Chicago on a Segway
    • Glide past floral paths, Buckingham Fountain, and along the beautiful Lakefront
    • Learn the history and stories behind the Windy City
    • Experience Chicago in a fun, new way on this 2.5 hour tour
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    18 positive reviews

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