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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
***This is a walking tour with limited size groups to maintain social distancing***
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Combine a Chicago history lesson with supernatural tales for an ideal activity for adults and kids. Go back in time on the Gangsters and Ghosts tour to hear about Chicago in the roaring 1920’s when speakeasies around The Loop attracted notorious bootleggers and gangsters including Al Capone. See former gangster hangouts and haunted places like Congress Hotel, Palmer House, and Death Alley, with lively commentary from your historian guide.
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You'll start at
71 E Wacker Dr
71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USAThe tour meets outside under the "Hoyt's" sign in front of Hoyt's Restaurant at The Wyndham Grand Riverfront Hotel.
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  • 1
    The Loop
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 2
    Millennium Park
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Palmer House Hilton Historic Lobby
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 4
    Chicago Riverwalk
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Cloud Gate
  • 5
    The Chicago Theatre
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
520 S Michigan Ave
520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
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Highlights
  • Walking tour of Chicago with a ghost and gangster theme
  • Includes admission to The Chicago Theatre
  • Insightful commentary shared by the guide
  • Mixture of historical fact and ghost stories makes for a fun tour
Important Information
Departure Point
71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Inclusions
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - The Chicago Theatre
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Katie V wrote a review Aug 9
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I took the tour during COVID _and_ on an unexpectedly rainy night. Not only did Lauren roll with it like a pro, she kept the group laughing and intrigued with her great storytelling the entire time. The tour itself highlights some great landmarks and historical points I
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Todd P wrote a review Aug 8
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
Dylan was an extremely knowledgeable and entertaining guide. As longtime residents my wife and I weren’t sure how much we would hear that was new to us. Almost all of it was, and I’ve already made good use of my fun facts and stories with friends. :-) It’s a great COVID activity
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Abigail T wrote a review Aug 8
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Dylan was amazing! Not only was he so knowledgeable, he was also hilarious. We really enjoyed it. Highly recommend!
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Michael V wrote a review Aug 8
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Dylan was our tour guide and was absolutely fantastic! The stories were great but the incredible details were even better. 10/10 would highly recommend
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Winnie wrote a review Aug 6
Lexington, Massachusetts1 contribution
A great tour to get to know the city and stories of it! Our tour guide Lauren was passionate, knowledgeable, fun, and very considerate. Highly recommended!
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cindye295
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Loved our tour guide
Sucha fun experience! Lauren was our tour guide and I definitely recommend getting a tour with her if possible! She
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Rickey D
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Great Tour and price point.
Lauren was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had lots of fun! Kept the group safe and ensured plenty of time
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dirkc343
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Do The Gangster Tour - Ask for Lauren!
This is a fascinating look back into a unique component of American history along with a excellent walking tour an
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Joy L
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Fun and informative
Lauren was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job of incorporating fun facts with grisly history.
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judyricks
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Chicago Gangsters and Ghost Tour
It was such a great tour! Learned a lot about Chicago’s history!! Laura was personal and professional! Great com
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Tom V
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Interesting and Informative
I was in Chicago for a long weekend, found this tour through an online search, and figured that it might be a good
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PDXmichaud
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Chicago's spooky past come to life!
If you have a couple of hours and are looking for an interesting way to learn some fascinating history that makes C
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Nicholas F
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the gangster tour
highly recommended, worth every penny! 2 plus hours, very informative, easy walk and full of great one liners, the
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RobinS315
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Another side of Chicago
A fun way to spend a couple of hours, with Lauren full of information. Also taking care to stop us from freezing o
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howarda480
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A lot of walking but very interesting..
Our guide was good and explaining the history surrounding the story. Just be prepared to walk and walk.... Overall
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Mehru B
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Very interesting
This is a great way to get to know a bit of the history of Chicagos gangsters and some of the lesser known incident
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Larry Z
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Very informative
If you are interested in the history of mobsters, which my wife and I are, then this tour is well worth taking. Not
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angiegolo
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interesting
our guide made it fun he knew was he was talking about... it was a nice way to learn about chicago... we really enj
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SLPHammonton
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Great tour
We took the tour on Nov. 9,2019 it was very entertaining and informative at the same time. Tour guide,Stephan was
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POPPOPWHAT
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Good historical tour with excellent guide!
Our tour guide was witty, friendly, and knowledgeable! We learned a lot about Chicago’s history and heard some very
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