Chicago History Tour: Narrated Stroll Along the River Walk
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The last date listed for Chicago History Tour was Wednesday October 30, 2013 / 1:00pm.
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This fun "urban safari", led by an experienced and entertaining storytelling guide, lets you in on Chicago's "secret weapon" against the elements -- the covered and heated Pedway (Pedestrian Walkway). The walking tour includes 80% of the Pedway's 40 blocks of tunnels, concourses, skyway bridges, shops, food courts and train stations, and introduces you to its fascinating history, along with serving up some juicy lore on some of the city's more colorful characters. There's also an option for a food tour, which includes samples of some signature Windy City treats, including a Chicago-style hot dog. Learn More
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Featured review from BPRed Velvet
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I truly enjoyed this tour and Dan, our tour guide, was FANTASTIC! Dan is well read and passionate about the history of Chicago. We learned many interesting facts from Chicago being an "Alpha" city to how connected to the world Chicago truly is. We were provided with a booklet of pictures and fun facts to carry along on the tour as a reference. The architecture of Chicago and the array of angles you will view it from along the riverwalk are stellar. If you're a local or a tourist DON'T miss Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour. If Dan is your tour guide you will have fond memories of Chicago forever.
Chicago’s history is brimming with stories of mankind’s many triumphs over nature, horrific tragedies and glorious achievements. Come learn how a swamp transformed into one of the world’s leading “Alpha” Cities!* Chicago’s history is filled with unparalleled historic events and fascinating tales of many colorful figures:**
McCormick, Swift, Palmer, Field, Pullman, Ward & Sears
“the Reaper King,” “the Meat King of America,” “the Merchant Prince" and “the Sleeper Car King"
Jenney, Root, Burnham, Sullivan, van der Rohe & Wright
Mickey Finn, “Hinky Dink” Kenna, Carrie “Madame” Watson and the infamous Al Capone
The tour is two hours and 30 minutes long and ends at Trump Tower Plaza. The tour involves stair-climbing, standing and sitting and minimal walking.