Venue Details

8 Star Starred
Chicago Riverwalk - 111 East Wacker
Inside Lower Lobby, across from Houlihan's Restaurant 111 East Wacker Dr Chicago, IL 60601
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Member Tips

dress

Casual
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dining

Dine before you go
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Daydream49
Take along a bottle of water on a hot day.
info Aug 01 2011 star this tip starred
BP
Casual and according to the weather
info Aug 01 2011 star this tip starred
BP
Use public transportation or stay in a hotel
info Aug 01 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
We walked along the river, but there wasn't really a lot of walking.
info Aug 03 2011 star this tip starred
carol krivickas
Wear comfy shoes, although there was more sitting than walking
info Aug 10 2011 star this tip starred
Carol
We were thirsty by the end of the tour.
info Aug 22 2011 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

60 ratings
4.5 average rating
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28 events
7 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 27 2012

This tour was sorely disappointing. Although the tour guide seemed to know his information (for the most part), there was way too much history about Chicago and not... continued

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5 reviews
12 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

A fun, educational tour. As stated in the 1st 5 minutes, this is not a sightseeing tour, it isn't an architecture tour, it isn't a ghost tour or a beer tour or a food... continued

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18 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 04 2011

We had a great time and learned a lot of interesting things about our city. I'll definitely recommend it to my friends

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More Information

Website

http://chicagowalktour.com

Description

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:**

Millionaires:*

McCormick, Swift, Palmer, Field, Pullman, Ward & Sears

Royalty:

“the Reaper King,” “the Meat King of America,” “the Merchant Prince" and “the Sleeper Car King"

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Architects:

Jenney, Root, Burnham, Sullivan, van der Rohe & Wright

Characters:

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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour

Chicago's Finest offers entertaining and informative tours of Chicago. All tour guides are gifted storytellers, and they tell Chicago's history through the use of fun and engaging stories. Each guest shares a tour visual packet and is able to relive Chicago's past with dozens of carefully chosen photos that support the tour's interesting narrative.