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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 #4 of 209 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Wow what a way to start the holiday! We had the pleasure of being shown around downtown Chicago with our Greeter Sue and still can't get over that this is a FREE service! Sue was incredibly friendly and gave us a great insight into the history and wonderful architecture that Chicago has to offer. We probably learned more about Chicago... More

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Ceecee Menaker, our Chicago Greeter, was one of the best tour guides we have had and I give her top marks. She showed us all around the Loop area, gave us a thorough history of the city, and pointed out fascinating things at every corner. She is wonderful with families and thoroughly answered every question my children asked her. She... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Eileen, our Chicago Greeter, was just what we needed - lovely company and full of interesting facts and information as we in a relaxed fashion strolled about the city. She was adaptable to what we wanted to focus on, yet steered us in directions we mightn't have bothered with without her instigation. I thoroughly recommend this service, and Eileen !

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a great service the city offers. I just found out about it in time as you have to sign up 10 business days in advance and I got in under the wire. Our enthusiastic greeter Sue met us at the cultural center and gave us a short history of Chicago which was most interesting. Who knew a World... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a wonderful time with our greeters! Cecilia and Andrea were punctual. They were there before we reached the cultural center. They were very friendly. They instantly bonded with our four year old very talkative daughter! Cici thought her about the Chicago flags which she could not stop talking about. They were very informative and gave us a lot... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I'm so glad that Chicago offers this service. My husband and I were first time visitors to the Windy City and really didn't know where to even begin. I scheduled a Chicago Greeter tour for the first full day of our trip and received confirmation from our greeter, Larry Ambrose, a couple of weeks beforehand. He contacted us to ask... More

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a great time I had with my greeter. What a great idea! My greeter was awesome. She was knowledgeable and had great stories about Chicago. We went inside many buildings and an a slow pace (great for me). Her kindness and knowledge was without compare, this is certainly a tour that must not be missed. Congrats Chicago on this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had Stetson for a tour of the waterfront and downtown area. Stetson did an awesome job. He was very personable, knowledgeable and knows where to find the best cafés. LOL

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We cannot thank Bill M enough for his 4-hour long and informative tour in the Windy City. I did my graduate study at UIUC in the 1980s, and my wife attends the annual conference here regularly. So we were somewhat familiar with many famous places in Chicago- with superficial knowledge. However, thanks to Bill, we have learned a great deal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I spent a very good while with Margaret my greeter in Chicago. I learnt a lot with her who made me discover places where I would never have been alone in only such Marquette Builiding, rooms of Cultural Center of Chicago. She prepared for me a whole file to facilitate my visit in the house of Frank Lloyds Wright in... More

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