Reviews & Ratings

69 ratings
4.5 average rating
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deb
9 events
5 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 15 2011

Absolutely wonderful tour. As a first time visitor to Chicago, hearing the history of and interesting factoids about Chicago delivered in a contextual and user friendly manner was great.

Although I heard some of the information on subsequent...continued

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8 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 12 2013

Great tour..the guide really knew his history and was entertaining. He did a nice job breaking up the walk and giving us history. Meeting site was easy to find and once again Goldstar was the way to go! We would probably not done the tour...continued

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31 events
4 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 31 2011

Excellently researched historical information privided on Chicago. Even though I am a lifelong Chicagoan, I learned a lot.

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Sue
11 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 08 2011

For some reason, I was expecting an architectural walking tour, but this was more about the history of Chicago. We lucked out and had a BEAUTIFUL mornning for this tour which just added to our enjoyment. Our guide did a great job of telling...continued

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9 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 25 2011

This was a terrific walk through Chicago's history by a man who knows his stuff! Dan O'Connell was very knowledgeable in his facts. It rained most of the tour but we still had an informative and great time. The book he passed out to illustrate...continued

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7 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 21 2011

Very informative about Chicago history. Especially liked that each person got a booklet of photos to follow the history.

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19 events
4 reviews
17 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

We enjoyed Rick's enthusiasm for his topic and his expertise in putting the tour together. He added many facts we were unaware of and kept our interest throughout the tour in spite of the intense heat this past Friday.

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7 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 13 2012

Docent was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Made the whole experience very enjoyable

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7 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 18 2014

Fabulous guide (Rick). Learned a lot in a short time and it was all presented in an engaging manner. We were issued picture booklets to use and look at along the route which helped to explain what the guide was saying. Highly recommended for both...continued

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13 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 13 2012

great information and good speaker. I thought there would be more walking, but that's okay. good for people who don't want to walk a lot.

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16 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 22 2012

I love walking the city and have done multiple tours with the Architecture Foundation. This tour was fantastic. The docent was not only extremely knowledgable about the city, but he was animated and through in trivia questions that made the tour...continued

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8 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 08 2011

It was the most interesting tour I ever have in my life, because of a great knowledge and enthusiasm of a guide. Thank you.

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4 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

My flight was late, therefore didn't get to attend. I contacted Goldstar via email, did respond immediately with an I'm sorry you missed but didn't ever get back to me regarding trying to reschedule or just to let me know there was no other times...continued

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6 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 01 2012

Our Docent was friendly and very knowledgeable. She engaged our group by asking questions and offering fun quiz questions. She found shaded places to stop whenever possible. I would definitely recommend this "walk" and look forward to taking...continued

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4 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 27 2012

Chicago is so beautiful. Mike was very knowledgeable but could not be heard because of the surrounding boat noises and excursions.

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5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 04 2012

Great guide! Very knowledgeable and personable!

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 02 2014

I always love learning more about Chicago and our guide shared a lot with us. I am not good with dates and he was rattling them off so easily. We had some light rain and it got cool (on July 2nd!) so that took away a little of the enjoyment for...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 03 2014

I had a great time and learned quite a bit of Chicago/regional US history.
The was knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining. The 3 hrs went by quickly. The water taxi ride back to the start was a nice way to end the tour. It started raining...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 13 2012

I would highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Sharon was a Chicago native and truly passionate about her city. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the Windy CIty and full of information about it's past.

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4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 08 2011

The guide did a great job in story telling. Engaging and energetic. We picked a perfect day weatherwise but the location was crowded with other tourists, street perfomers and even protesters. I would still highly recommend it.

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