Venue Details

3 Star Starred
Gold Coast Neighborhood
Meet at Chicago Water Works Visitor Information Center at N. Michigan Ave & Pearson 163 E. Pearson Street Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 744-8783
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"Chicago's Historic Gold Coast" Tour
13 ratings
4.9 average rating
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10 reviews
1 stars
attended May 03 2014

Informative and well-paced. Definitely value for money.

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7 reviews
20 stars
attended May 24 2013

Tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable...provided many facts on the various neighborhoods. We would highly recommend this tour.

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended May 17 2013

Joyce tours are terrific. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and hit all of the high spots. Don't miss their tours!!!!

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What you’ll see:

  • The water tower and the water tower pumping station
  • The John Hancock Building
  • The Fourth Presbyterian Church
  • The Palmolive Building
  • The Drake Hotel
  • Oak Street Beach
  • Various 19th century mansions along Astor Street
  • Division Street
  • The Viagra Triangle

This tour begins in front of the Chicago Water Works Visitor Information Center 163 E. Pearson (at N. Michigan Ave.) at 2:00pm and ends at the Fourth Presbyterian Church on the corner of Delaware and N. Michigan Ave.

The tour covers about 2 miles at a leisurely pace and runs 2 to 2.5 hours.

Please note that tour guide gratuity is not included in the tour price, so if you enjoy your tour, tips are very much appreciated.

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