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Chicago Greeter

#5 of 165 Tours in Chicago
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Address: 77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: +1 312-945-4231
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more...

Chicago Greeter highlights more than 40 special interest areas and more than 25 neighborhoods for visitors to explore. Chicago Greeter is designed to match a friendly, enthusiastic, and city knowledgeable local with a visitor for a two - four hour FREE informal, insider orientation to Chicago's sights. Through the Chicago Greeter service, visitors meet with a greeter who takes them around the city and demonstrates its walk-ability and the user-friendliness of its public transportation system.

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Great way to spend a Monday!

Our group thoroughly our time with our Chicago Greeter, Joe. Even though we are originally from Chicago and our guests live in the area, we learned fascinating facts about the... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Apalachin, New York

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Apalachin, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our group thoroughly our time with our Chicago Greeter, Joe. Even though we are originally from Chicago and our guests live in the area, we learned fascinating facts about the architecture of many historical Chicago buildings. The highlight for me was the Marquette building with it's beautiful mosaics....where I worked many years ago. Joe did a great job and seemed... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time walking around a neighborhood just outside of downtown Chicago with our guide and loved the personalized perspective we got of the very quaint area which we wouldn't have normally taken the time to visit. Highly recommend!

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were met by a very knowledgeable "greeter" - Randy - who was excellent in all aspects. He showed us all sorts of interesting things in Chicago and provided us with a lot of history. This is a wonderful service provided by some lovely dedicated people. Well worth doing! Thanks Randy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think this is particularly excellent if you're travelling solo, or in a small group of 2-3 people. You get a passionate volunteer who tailors your experience of Chicago - either based on location or interests. Plus you get to make a friend out of it, if you get along splendidly with your Greeter! For them to spend hours with... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So glad I signed up. Our greeter Rachel was super cool and informative. We felt like we were catching up with a friend. Do it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bernadetta, our guide, was awesome! The history of African-American's in Chicago is rich! I would recommend everyone visiting Chicago to use Chicago greeters.

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a reservation for a Chicago greeter approximately 10 days before I arrived in Chicago. My Greeter Susan was at the meeting location early. She knew so much about Chicago and clearly loved the city. We walked to Millennium Park, the Mag mile and she took me on a city bus. We went to the Gold Coast and Lake... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is just great to have one person who speaks your language and let you visit her town so friendly that you'd like to spend all your stay with her !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decent and polite Ms. Marianne Goss took me for a nice tour around downtown Chicago. My Greeter is so knowledgeable about Chicago and American history. Unfortunately, the time of the tour was too short, I wish it would be prolonged.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lot our experience with our kind guest, who spoke an excellent french, and accompanied us through Chicago: he was friendly and generous about sharing his life and experience of Chicagoan with us. We strongly recommend both our guide Jerry and the Chicago Greeter Organization: congratulations for this terrific initiative.

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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