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Chicago Riverwalk
111 East Wacker Dr Chicago, IL 60601
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The weather was Dress in layers, so YOU can take OFF clothing during the warm, even sweaty, underground tour.. I wore wear WALKING shoes, NOT flip-flops.
Pedway Explorers Tour
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There are no bathroom breaks so be prepared. And there are many steps so if those are hard for you, this tour is not for you
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Chicago History Tour Plus
73 ratings
4.5 average rating
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7 reviews
14 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 enough relevant information about present day. In 2 hours we covered the river...continued

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65 reviews
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attended Oct 21 2011

Our tour guide was well informed, thorough and enthusiastic about the history and lore of Chicago. His presentation came complete with archival photos and data to support his lessons. Mr O'Connell was lively and clearly loved his city. I found...continued

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37 reviews
11 stars
attended Aug 17 2011

Tour focuses on history of Chicago. Guide is knowledgeable and thorough. Walking portion of tour is fairly brief, from DuSable (Michigan Av) bridge down riverwalk to Wabash, then back to Michigan Av (two blocks each way). Guide is entertaining,...continued

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Highlights include:

  • Spectacular views of Chicago’s iconic skyline
  • Entertaining stories featuring the Fort Dearborn Massacre, Great Chicago Fire, 1893 World’s Fair, Burnham Plan, Union Stockyards and so many more
  • After a 10 minute boat ride along the Chicago River, tour ends near Wrigley Building – 400 North Michigan – diagonally across the river from where tour began
  • Plenty of places to sit and relax in the sun or shade
  • Learn about Chicago’s most fascinating characters including the architects, millionaires, vice figures and politicians
  • Trivia contest

The tour is two hours and 30 minutes long.

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.