Venue Details

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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4.9 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from Jeff Passis
Red Velvet 45 events 11 reviews

Informative and well-paced. Definitely value for money.

reviewed May 03 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from k2xsara
Red Velvet 18 events 2 reviews

I live in the neighborhood and every day is better knowing the stories behind the area and some of the buildings.

reviewed Oct 11 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from audreyk
16 events 7 reviews

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

reviewed May 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary
8 events 4 reviews

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

reviewed May 17 2013 report as inappropriate
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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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