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Chicago World's Fair of 1893 Walking Tour

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    Stop At: Auditorium Building, 430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1315

    See Sullivan's landmark Auditorium Building and its sweeping, ornate lobby

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

    Step into a hip hotel, formerly a private men's club from the 1890s

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1308

    Explore the interior of a historic artists' building and play a fun interactive game

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Berghoff Restaurant, 17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

    Enjoy a drink in a 100+ bar and restaurant with ties to the World's Fair

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

    See beautiful mosaics in a 19th-century Chicago hotel

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Monadnock Building, 53 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604-3606

    View the architecture and learn about the history of this early skyscraper

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Sullivan Center, 1 S State St, Chicago, IL 60603-2802

    See Sullivanesque details in the ornate facade of this turn of the century building

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Departure Point
    520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Duration
    2h 45m
    Return Details
    12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
    Inclusions
    • Professional tour guide commentary
    • Shared iPads with historic photos
    • One small snack
    • Game prizes and gifts
    Exclusions
    • Drinks not included.. Get drink before check-in at $8 for beer, $10 for wine, with gratuity.
    • Dietary restrictions are not accommodated. One small snack is included. It is vegetarian and gluten-free. If you are dairy-free, or have other allergies, we cannot make substitutions.
    • Tour guide gratuity.
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Even though I’m from Chicago I love to get out and see the city and learn more about the rich history we have here. The other day I had free so I decided to checkout the Worlds Fair walking tour hosted by Jen. First off,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank sharkattacked
    AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    We love sharing Chicago's history with locals and it sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for joining the 1893 World's Fair Tour. Join us again for another some time, like a neighborhood food tour, or our holiday tour!

    Reviewed 4 September 2019

    A fun and quick way to get some Chicago history while exploring hidden gems in the city. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Great for locals or out of towners curious about the World's Fair history. Left learning some fun facts and visiting some great places.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank rockandrulemom
    AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2019

    Thanks for sharing this review and coming on our tour of World's Fair history and architecture! Sounds like you had a great time and learned something new. How could we make it a 5-star experience for you next time?

    Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

    Even as a small group, Elizabrth made sure we had the full Chicago experience. She knows her history inside and out and delivers the tour in an extremely fun and engaging manner. The tour includes stops for drinks in famous bars and competitive games, which...More

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    AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2019

    Thanks for coming on our 1893 World's Fair Walking Tour and for sharing your thoughts! So glad you enjoyed your time with Elizabeth and the interactive tour.

    Reviewed 24 July 2019

    Fabulous tour! A walking tour that was mostly inside (thank goodness - hot and steamy outside). Lots of interesting facts about the buildings with several scavenger hunt games (we won!!) and a lovely glass of beer at the Berghoff to help cool you down on...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Lynn W
    AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2019

    Thanks so much! Our mostly indoor tours are great in winter or hot Chicago summers, for sure. We'll be happy to show you another side of the city the next time you visit!

    Reviewed 17 July 2019

    we loved our tour! Saw some history in the buildings down town. Learned lots of fun facts (did you know where chili became popular?!), and had some nice beer. Tour guide was great, and there was even a game built into the tour. high recommend.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank kellyz608
    AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Chicago Detours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2019

    Thanks a lot for coming on the tour and sharing your enthusiasm for World's Fair history! And thanks for posting this review too. Come join us again for another tour the next time you visit Chicago.

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