Larry Byrne took us on our tour, as he specializes in Chicago history, Old Town, the Loop, and more. What an interesting, informative guy with a long Chicago family history, wow! I am going to skip details, as it's redundant to the other reviews. But I will add that Larry assured us we could take our time, take as many photos as we wanted, and we truly felt relaxed and un-rushed - thank you, Larry!
I can't believe this service is FREE, and that residents volunteer their time to do this just because they enjoy it. But sure enough, it's true. Larry is truly proud of his city and toured us with an attitude of delighted ownership as if he were a proud parent showing photos of his favorite child. From the reviews I read, this attitude is the norm for all the guides.
LIKED: We learned, did, and saw many things we would otherwise never have known about, including some insider details of some wonderful Chicago history, buildings and public art, and the stories behind them.
DISLIKED: Nothing, frankly - this tour was like walking around with a family friend. His love of Chicago is infectious.
WILL USE CHICAGO GREETERS AGAIN NEXT TIME FOR A DIFFERENT TOUR, FOR SURE!!
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