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Chicago Greeter

77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL (The Loop)
+1 312-945-4231
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As featured in Chicago For free and 1 other guide
Ranked #5 of 206 activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more than 25 neighborhoods for visitors to explore. Chicago Greeter is designed to... more » Owner description: Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more than 25 neighborhoods for visitors to explore. Chicago Greeter is designed to match a friendly, enthusiastic, and city knowledgeable local with a visitor for a two - four hour FREE informal, insider orientation to Chicago's sights. Through the Chicago Greeter service, visitors meet with a greeter who takes them around the city and demonstrates its walk-ability and the user-friendliness of its public transportation system. « less
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our greeter was Peter and he was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Really funny and learned a lot about Chicago from him! If it wasn't for him we wouldn't have had the chance to try the deep dish pizza because we were tight on time. He made sure that we not only got to see the Gold Coast but also try the pizza as... More

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Spent a day with Bill seeing things in Chicago we would have never found on our own. Started downtown at at the Cultural Center and worked our way around the Loop up to the northside to Wrigley Field and finished our day at Lincoln Park Zoo. I can't speak highly enough of this program, its absolutely 100% free. Bill was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We booked a fabulous walking tour with Allan from the Chicago Greeter Program. The walk of the downtown area along with a subway ride up to the Gold Coast was great. Lots of information, lots of walking and some fabulous tips for dining, etc. It's a great way to see the city through the eyes of a local .. and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was my first trip to Chicago and I wanted to be sure to immerse myself in the culture and vibrance of the city so I scheduled a walking tour and boy was it worth it!! My greeter, Ayanna was verp personable showing us important historical facts of Chicago. To top our tour off, she escorted us on the water... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I very much enjoyed a tour of Chicago with my Greeter Allan. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible as to what we saw and where we went. We dropped by Millennium Park, Taste of Chicago, Daley Plaza, Pilsen, National Museum of Mexican Art, and saw many beautiful exteriors and interiors of buildings. There is more to see and I... More

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Clinton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Used the Chicago Greeter program on July 8th. BJ was very helpful by providing information prior to trip. We enjoyed our time around the city with her. My son thought the water taxi ride was very cool. I would recommend to anyone visiting Chicago.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Thanks so much to Sue Murphy and the Chicago Greeter program! Sue gave me a wonderful tour of The Loop area of downtown. She was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the area and it gave me a terrific introduction to the city. Highly recommended!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My mum and I booked a Chicago Greeter on our recent visit to Chicago. Clive took us around the loop area, mainly focusing on the wonderful architecture in this great city. Plenty or art deco, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Tiffany! We saw inside many wonderful buildings including The Rookery, and the wonderful Tiffany ceiling in Marshall Fields. We also got... More

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Pinerolo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

During our visit to Chicago we took advantage of the beautiful initiative of "Chicago greeter". Through the association contacted us and informed us that two days after our arrival we met our greeter, Mr.. harry Roccaforte. Mr. Harry after an explanation of the historical, cultural chicago led us into the center to explain the architectural and historical part of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We would like to thank Larry Ambrose for showing us around the city. He knew so very much about the history of Chicago, walked us through the Cultural Centre, then to Millenium Park and then by train to the Mexican section of the City where we walked through the neighbourhood and visited the Mexican Museum, since we had wanted to... More

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