State Street That Great Street
State Street That Great Street Walking Tour by Joyce Walks Chicago
If you stick only to the Magnificent Mile during a visit to the Windy City, you're missing out on a lot. Just steps away from Michigan Avenue is State Street, and on this guided two-hour walking tour from Joyce Walks Chicago you'll find out why Frank Sinatra was such a fan of this great slice of the city. Your guide will reveal where brownies came from, show you a hotel that tiled its barber shop with the most unusual material, share who invented the milk shake, and point out the location of Al Capone's dentist's office. See Chicago's oldest business, as well as many of the places that make the strip an important center of commerce for the city, from the newest Walgreens flagship store to Macy's (Marshall Field's.) Learn about the Chicago Fire, the elevated trains, the "busiest intersection on Earth", the Joffrey Ballet and much more. See the historic Palmer House, Chicago Theatre and Harold Washington Library, get your kicks on Route 66, and more -- all on one tour.
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The last date listed for State Street That Great Street was Wednesday August 8, 2012 / 1:00pm.
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