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Chicago Crime Tours

#48 of 215 Tours in Chicago
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Escape into Chicago's underworld on a crime and mob tour with Chicago Crime Tours. Some of the world's most famous criminals, mobsters and gangsters bamboozled their way through Chicago. Sit comfortably on a climate controlled bus and enjoy...more
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163 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611-2162
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All reviews john dillinger great tour our tour guide al capone comfortable bus valentines day massacre mob history knew his stuff prohibition era subject matter great information interesting stories highly recommend this tour the windy city water tower two hours stops
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

My husband, son and I went on the 8 pm tour and had a great time. It was interactive (the guide was easygoing and friendly and let our 12 year old ask as many questions as he wanted), interesting, informative, and overall a great experience....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank fleurdeliz
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Decided last minute and was very fortunate to get onto a cancellation- Shannon the guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining so it was a SUPERB tour.

1  Thank Clive P
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We had visitors from Europe and wanted some fun things to do in Chicago. This tour (beginning near the Water Tower, a Chicago landmark) was something we immediately thought would be interesting--and it was! We bought our tickets as we boarded the bus. They are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank thereasag2017
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the Chicago Crime Tour! It was a really good time. We were able to get off the bus and visit some of the sites. Our tour guide Ben did a great job!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank fabfarahcleaning
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This was a great Saturday morning experience. I learned a lot and want to go back and have the tour again one day soon. We got off the bus a few times to see some interesting things and our guide was very informative. Definitely something...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank bridgetb815
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We enjoyed this tour so much! Our guide was very knowledgable about the city and the subject matter, and the delivery was pitched perfect. Bus was very comfortable and I cannot recommend this highly enough.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank James W
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We recently came to Chicago for my 40th Birthday and I just happened to see a pamphlet at our hotel for Chicago crime tour. So glad we decided to go!! It was awesome!! Our tour guide Sheila was so funny and knowledgeable about the Chicago...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

I recommend this tour! Just finished the night your. (6pm start) Wonderful!! Shiela was an awesome guide! Entertaining and informational!! Stopped and got out to see where Dillinger was shot. Stopped at Frank Nitti's old "cheese" store. Saw his safe and the tunnels. Saw where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank doylec712
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I found this tour rather interesting. Our guide showed us the spots where mobs activities once were. He also told us lots of stories, that triggered my desire to watch The Making of the Mob. And I really loved the last stop Harry Caray’s Italian...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank maorangina
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We took some friends who were visiting from out of town. My husband and I are very interested in the local history, especially of Streeterville, and our guests were not familiar and the tour was great for all of us. The guides were friendly and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Renee P
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Teague B | Reviewed this property |
They talk about Holmes on the tour, but don't have the time to drive that far south. Holmes' Murder Castle was at South 63rd and Wallace in Englewood, and a US Post Office sits on that site now.
March 16, 2018|
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Response from Crime T | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question. There are no bathrooms on the bus. We recommend going to the bathroom before the tour begins.
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Josie1952 | Reviewed this property |
We took a cab from our hotel but there seemed to be street parking. It was an evening tour and not terribly busy on the streets. Sorry this is late.
Travel Forum Posts
HELP - are we criss-crossing the city too much? (8 Replies)
We are leaving next week for an action-packed trip to Washington DC with two teens. I have a full itinerary but I need help understanding if we are keeping to one area - or close-by, each day so we aren't needlessly criss-crossing the city. Some days have "booked" tours (indicated by a "B") but the other things can be moved around to make travel easier. Please critique. We will be traveling by foot, metro and/or taxi. Day 1: Supreme Court, Washington Monument (B), National Mall walking...More
August 15, 2009|
Response fromCarol757|
How are you planning to get to/from the Udvar-Hazy Museum, because it's out by Dulles Airport? If you're talking about seeing the Air and Space Museum that's on the Mall, near the Museum of American History, that's a different story?
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Nope! Crime Down in Historic Core (0 Replies)
I stand corrected. Recently, I posted about a couple of dramatic crimes in the historic core. As a long-time resident, it concerned me. However, reading the Downtown News today, I see the incidents I referred to were both high-visibility exceptions. The stats are in and crime downtown continues to decline as it has over the past decade. Downtown like the rest of the city is a markedly safe place, particularly for a large metropolitan area. ladowntownnews.com/articles/2010/07/07/news/… ...More
July 07, 2010|
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Inner Harbor & Crime (3 Replies)
Is it safe to walk around Inner Harbor at night?
August 31, 2017|
Response fromIrishFan|
It really depends. What are your specific plans? Basically it's a safe area. Once in a while you see a news article about some knucklehead causing problems. But generally safe. Now, if the plans involve a solo traveler getting drunk and strolling around at Midnight walking 6 blocks back to their hotel it may be a different story. So...what's the plan?