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Skip the Line: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Ticket

Skip the Line: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Ticket

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Visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center at your own pace on a self-guided tour. With pre-booked admission tickets, you’ll have complimentary access to an audioguide and entrance to the interactive Survivors Stories Experience. Listen to holograms of Holocaust survivors as they answer your questions. Other galleries include the Take a Stand Center and a special hands-on youth section.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1.00
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$1.00
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Home & Studio Tour Ticket

Frank Lloyd Wright's Home & Studio Tour Ticket

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Visit the birthplace of a truly American architecture. Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio served as both residence and workplace for the first 20 years of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's career. See how he tried out innovative design ideas in his own home, and learn about the visionary Prairie style that evolved in his famous studio.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.00
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$27.00

Haunted Cemetery Walking Tour in Alton

Haunted Cemetery Walking Tour in Alton

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Follow a guide through the haunted cemetery near Alton, Illinois to learn about the local paranormal activity. Listen to your guide's tails of spooky happenings and ghost sightings as you walk. You'll see Alton residents' gravestones up close and hear about their lives.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

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Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home Tour Ticket

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home Tour Ticket

Ernest Hemingway is both a Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel Peace Prize-winning author. This home was the first to have electricity in Oak Park.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.00
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$15.00
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John Prine, Ernest Hemingway, and Frank Lloyd Wright Take a Ride in the Park

John Prine, Ernest Hemingway, and Frank Lloyd Wright Take a Ride in the Park

Nothing beats a summer bike ride through the beautiful and wide open villages of Oak Park and River Forest, bounded by Thatcher woods and Forest preserves. That is, unless you combine it with amazing music from one of the best folk singer/songwriters in the country, the late John Prine and mash up with the writings of Ernest Hemingway and architectural genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. This tour allows you to stretch your legs, enjoy the freedom of the quiet neighborhood streets by bicycle. If you’re craving nature, beautiful homes, and amazing music to boot, this rideabout will push all of those buttons.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.99
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$47.99
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Skip the Line: Public Tour-Adult Admission Ticket (50 mins)

Skip the Line: Public Tour-Adult Admission Ticket (50 mins)

This guided tour is the ideal way to begin exploring the roots of the author's life and work. It is here that Ernest Hemingway was born in a second floor bedroom on July 21, 1899. This Queen Anne home was built in 1890 by his maternal grandparents and was the first home in Oak Park to have electricity. The homes restoration returned the house to its 1890s’ Victorian heritage; ensuring that your experience of the furnishings and stories told reflect the young man who lived there.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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$15.00

Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour

Chicago River Boat Architecture Tour

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Welcome to Chicago River Boat Architecture Tours! We’re proud to present you with an in-depth, expert architectural-based river boat tour that delves into one of the most remarkable American cities today. Known for unique, daring, and historical architectural pursuits, it’s hard to cover all of the design and building treasures that make up the Windy City today. If you’re ready to learning more about the designs, people, and innovations behind these creations, throw on your captains hat and get ready to cruise along the Chicago River and see what architects from around the world travel to see in Chicago. Tour departures from 465 N. McClurg Ct.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.28
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$49.28
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Piano Lessons with Susan Merdinger

Piano Lessons with Susan Merdinger

Take piano lessons instructed by internationally acclaimed Steinway Artist Susan Merdinger, who performed full solo recitals in Carnegie Hall, at her private residence in Highland Park Chicago.
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  • 1 hour
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$136.22
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$136.22

Podcasting 101 Workshop in Chicago

Podcasting 101 Workshop in Chicago

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Take a break from sightseeing in Chicago to learn a new skill: podcasting. If you've always wanted to start your own podcast, but don't know how to go about it, this class is for you. You'll learn everything you need to know about getting set up and publishing your podcast for the public to hear. This class is held in the hip, dynamic neighborhood of Pilsen, with plenty of areas to explore after the class.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.00
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$300.00

Private 2-hrs Walking Tour: Chicago Loop interior architecture w/ licensed guide

Private 2-hrs Walking Tour: Chicago Loop interior architecture w/ licensed guide

Make the best of your visit to Chicago and explore the interiors of the emblematic Loop of Chicago downtown with a private licensed guide. You will enjoy a private tour and discover the hidden architectural treasures of Chicago with a local expert
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$235.04
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$235.04
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2-Hour Guided Segway Tour of Chicago

2-Hour Guided Segway Tour of Chicago

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2 hours of being a kid again!!! Take a Segway tour with us and discover how beautiful Chicago truly is. Ride through some of Chicago's most popular destinations with an experienced guide. We will glide through scenic and historic downtown Chicago and explore the beautiful Grant Park, around the Buckingham Fountain, near the Museum Campus and near the lakefront. Or take our Riverwalk tour to explore the Chicago River to view Navy Pier and famous Chicago bridges, traveling up historic Michigan Avenue and passing by Millennium Park. No matter which tour you choose, it will be a memory lasting a lifetime!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Historic Chicago Theatre

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Historic Chicago Theatre

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Tour the historic Chicago Theater, a must-see city landmark, with a guide providing in-depth commentary. You'll get the most out of your visit by traveling with a guide and get access to some areas of the theater that the public never sees. Learn about its architecture, history, and famous performers throughout the years.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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$18.00

45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour

45-min Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Get a front row perspective on the exquisite buildings that line the Chicago River during a 45-minute architecture cruise. Hear live commentary about the history and architectural heritage of Chicago on this family-friendly tour, which highlights landmarks such as the Chicago Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower. Sit on the open-air top deck or the sheltered bottom deck for the ultimate view of Chicago.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.00
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$23.00
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.00
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$39.00
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90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour

90-min Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.00
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$39.00
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Chicago Bucktown-Wicker Park Pizza Crawl

Chicago Bucktown-Wicker Park Pizza Crawl

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Immerse yourself in Chicago’s bounty of pizza offerings, and learn about the Windy City’s pizza traditions beyond the classic deep-dish, on this small-group walking tour. Designed by a James Beard Award-winning food journalist, this tour takes place in the city’s vibrant and hip Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. Meet your group prior to lunch, and be sure to come hungry: you’ll visit four different pizzerias, and will enjoy tastes at each one. As you go, meet the chefs behind the pizza, and learn about Chicago’s culinary traditions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
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$52.00
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Chicago West Loop Pizza Crawl

Chicago West Loop Pizza Crawl

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Immerse yourself in the pizza culture of Chicago with this tour de force of the city's 10 pizza styles. Go beyond deep dish with commentary from your food-loving guide and tastes of four different types over the course of the half-day tour. Learn about some of the most interesting Chicago neighborhoods and their culinary history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
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$52.00
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Skip the Line: American Writers Museum Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: American Writers Museum Admission Ticket

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Immerse yourself in American literary traditions, and enjoy a host of interactive exhibitions, during a visit to Chicago’s one-of-a-kind American Writers Museum. Conveniently located on Michigan Avenue, the museum was established in 2017, and is one of the city’s newest highlight institutions. Guarantee your admission, and prevent any travel hassles, by securing your tickets in advance. Once inside, you’ll have time to explore at your own pace.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.00
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$14.00
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Chicago Architecture Crash Course Walking Tour

Chicago Architecture Crash Course Walking Tour

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See Chicago from a new perspective with this art- and pop culture-themed architectural walking tour. Follow an informative guide through the city’s streets, from the Michigan Avenue Bridge to the new Maggie Daley Park, while learning about the city’s history, architecture, and the fascinating connections between art history and Chicago architectural styles. Enrich your understanding of this beautiful American city with this fun and affordable outing.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.00
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$28.00
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Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Chicago

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Chicago

Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here! We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides Chicago, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back! So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!
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  • 30 minutes
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$270.75
per group
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$270.75
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Private Custom City Tour in Chicago

Private Custom City Tour in Chicago

See Chicago the way you want to see it. This private tour is fully customizable to your specifications. Whether you are interested in the architecture and history, the art, the cool neighborhoods, or peaceful parks and happening beaches, this tour will cater to your tastes. Work with a guide to discover Chicago your way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$660.00
per group
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$660.00
per group
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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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Experience a colorful side of Chicago history with this Gangsters and Ghosts Tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll step back to the roaring 20’s, when the Chicago Loop was a hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Visit onetime gangster hangouts and haunted sites like the Palmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.00
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$27.00
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Private Al Capone Gangster Tour in Chicago

Private Al Capone Gangster Tour in Chicago

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Chicago’s mob history has long been immortalized in popular media. Embark on this Chicago Gangster Tour to learn the true story. With an expert historian as your guide, you’ll visit notorious hangouts of John Dillinger, The Untouchables, and the legendary Al Capone. You’ll stop at former speakeasies, historic hotels, and epic crime sites like that of the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$660.00
per group
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$660.00
per group
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Private Chicago Architecture Tour

Private Chicago Architecture Tour

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Ever since Chicago became the birthplace of the modern skyscraper, the city has been renowned for its architectural creativity and ingenuity. Led by an expert guide, explore some of the city’s most iconic buildings such as Sears Tower, The John Hancock Building, historic brownstones, and the homes of Oak Park designed by beloved architect Frank Lloyd Wright. You will be able to explore the insides of some locations on this completely customizable tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$660.00
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$660.00
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