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Stop At: Palmer House Hilton Historic Lobby, 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603-5608

We will begin our tour in the iconic and historic lobby of the Palmer House. The story of this hotel is one of romance and charm, with a triumphant comeback to story to tell. We will share some of these stories with you before we venture out into the Loop. We will also sample the original brownie recipe from Chicago's 1893 World's Fair, which was created right here in this kitchen!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Rookery Building, 209 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604-1219

After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Chicago was devastated. This set the stage for major growth within the city's downtown Loop. We will walk down Lasalle South Dearborn Street and admire the architecture and some of Chicago's earliest skyscrapers.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chicago Chinatown, 318 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1916

We will head to the vibrant neighborhood of Chinatown. Here we will sit down and taste test the city's BEST dumplings, followed by a tapioca smoothie tasting. You will also have some time to briefly shop in Chinatown.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Prairie Avenue Historic District, 2200 South Prairie Ave South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616

This district is a historic area in the South Loop of the city. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, this area became home to some of Chicago's wealthy and elite.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Clarke House Museum, 1827 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1308

We will admire the gardens outside of Chicago's oldest remaining home, the Clarke House. This Greek-revival home was built in 1836.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chicago Women's Park & Gardens, 1827 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616-1308

This stunning garden honors the contributions women have made to the city throughout its history.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Marquette Building, 140 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603-5202

Named after Father Jaques Marquette, the first European settler to Chicago, this building is an architectural gem. We will admire the rich terra cotta ornamentation and the gorgeous Tiffany mosaics, as well as learn a bit of history behind the Marquette Building.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Grant Park, 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

This 300+ acres park (which includes Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, "The Bean," Crown Fountain, Pritzker Pavilion, and more) is the heartbeat of our city with a story to tell! We will discuss the urban planning and legal battles that turned this park into what it is today, as well as admire the beautiful gardens.

Duration: 20 minutes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Look no further, this tour is incredible. I'll remember this for the rest of my life because I learned a lot and had so many wow moments! Kari is fun, thorough, and loves this city. She prefaces that this is a tour focusing on the...More

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Kari606, Owner at 606 Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so happy you enjoyed the tour and that you were able to see why I love Chicago so much. Great people like you make my job so much fun! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the city.

Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

If you are looking for an excellent exploration through the historic neighborhoods of Chicago this is the tour for you! History, architecture, food, you name it this jaunt has it. The tour begins at the breathtaking Palmer house and ends with a glass of wine...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Kari606, Owner at 606 Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

Thanks Mitch! I felt like I was hanging out with two longtime friends throughout our tour. I loved showing you guys around Chicago! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it. I hope you had a great time at the Cubs game too.

Reviewed June 22, 2019

My husband and I live in the Chicago suburbs and wanted to do something different. Great way to tour local neighborhoods, sample many different foods, and get your excercise in. Kari provided a wealth of information about Chicago in a small group setting. Bring good...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Kari606, Owner at 606 Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2019

Thanks Tessa! I really enjoyed having you guys on my tour. I hope your concert was GREAT!

Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

Kari was an awesome tour guide. The tour consisted of lots of learning, walking, and eating; did I mention walking and eating? To give you an idea of how much walking and eating-we walked around 16,000 steps and were stuffed by the end of the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Kari606, Owner at 606 Tours Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2019

Joeanne-It was my pleasure showing you and your lovely family around Chicago! I hope Matthew got a little nap in on the train ride home, what a trooper he was!!! Thanks again!

Reviewed May 28, 2019

Fabulously organized and well-rounded tour! Not only do you get Chicago history on some of the more well-known Chicago spots, you also go off the beaten path into some Chicago neighborhoods and try some delicious authentic foods in each neighborhood as well as learning about...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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