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Chicago: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 234682
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Exploring Chicago from the perspective of ghosts and gangsters. Take a 2-hour history-based guided tour and discover Chicago’s gangsters and ghost stories. See the city’s darker side as you walk through the famous Chicago Loop district.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Acquaint yourself with the dark history of Chicago
  • Enjoy amazing views from Chicago's most famous sightseeing districts
  • Visit notable ghost and gangster locations including the Palmer House
  • Learn how Al Capone ran his empire
Full description
Take a 2-hour guided walking tour through the Chicago Loop and discover the stories of gangsters and ghosts from the city’s past. The Loop was known as the vice district during the 1920s and 30s. See the places where gangsters such as Al Capone use to party, make deals, and carry out threats.

Visit haunted locations and old crime scenes on a tour led by historians. Spooky tales of the ghosts and gangsters of Chicago’s street will be shared along the way. Stop at the Congress Hotel, Death Alley, and the Palmer House. This is a family-friendly tour. with frequent stops and a refreshment and restroom break.
Includes
  • 2-hour tour
  • Guide
  • Visits inside the Congress Hotel and the Palmer House
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour meets outside of the Wyndham Hotel building in front of the large "Hoyt's" restaurant sign.

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Important information
Please bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility or with infants
• Walking shoes are recommended
• The tour is 1.5 miles total walking, with a 20 minute break at a famous gangster hangout
• Children aged 6 and under can join this tour for free