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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago

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Experience a colorful side of Chicago history with this Gangsters and Ghosts Tour. With a historian as your guide, you’ll step back to the roaring 20’s, when the Chicago Loop was a hub for bootleggers, speakeasies, and gangsters like the infamous Al Capone. Visit onetime gangster hangouts and haunted sites like the Palmer House, Congress Hotel, and Death Alley.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD35.00
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Chicago Windy City Ghosts Dark History Haunted Walking Tour

Chicago Windy City Ghosts Dark History Haunted Walking Tour

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Discover some of the Windy City’s spookiest ghost stories—and step back in time to the era of gangsters, bootleggers, jazz performers, and more—on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, and set off after dark. You’ll visit supposedly haunted former burial grounds, pubs, theaters, and more—and will hear about macabre legends and unexplained happenings as you go.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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USD26.49
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Chicago Hauntings Original Ghost Bus Tour
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Chicago Hauntings Original Ghost Bus Tour

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Calling all fans of the paranormal, this 2.5 to 3-hour ghost bus tour of Chicago takes you into the city’s darkest recesses to reveal its dark past. Travel with ease between locations of reputed haunting and listen to spine-chilling tales delivered by a historian guide. The City Cemetery, the Levee Vice district, and Prairie Avenue all feature on the itinerary, in addition to the site of the notorious St. Valentine’s Day massacre.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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2-Hour Haunted Segway Tour of Chicago
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2-Hour Haunted Segway Tour of Chicago

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Glide through the city of Chicago by moonlight on this haunted Segway tour. Follow your costumed local guide as they show you the sites of some of the most gruesome murders and disasters in Chicago's colorful history. See Chicago's iconic landmarks lit up during the spookiest time of year and hear about the mysterious, haunted history of this storied city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD76.48
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Haunted Chicago Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

Haunted Chicago Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

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Enjoy a memorable Chicago experience on this haunted pub tour. Your costumed guide, dressed as a Flapper or 1920s Gangster, will lead you on a mile-long journey while telling spooky stories of forgotten cemeteries, lingering spirits, and more. Stop at three different bars for drinks (at own expense) as you learn the secret tales behind Chicago’s haunted past.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD32.56
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Chicago Architecture River Cruise

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Cruise down the Chicago River to see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Building and the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD46.87
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour

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Discover the architectural gems of the Windy City from an ideal vantage point on a cruise down the Chicago River. Offered several times throughout the day, it’s easy to fit the leisurely excursion into your itinerary. Covering more than 130 years of architectural history, the tour is the perfect opportunity to see a huge area of the city without the hassle of taxis and public transit.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD42.00
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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour

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Explore Chicago's gangster past on this mafia tour in a coach vehicle. Drive around the Windy City to see where Al Capone, The Untouchables, Hymie Weiss, and John Dillinger, among other thugs hung out. A history-savvy guide introduces you to some of the most storied locations of Chicago’s criminal past, including Holy Name Cathedral, Biography Theatre, and the site of the bloody St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. You'll be able to get out and pose for pictures in front of a historic courthouse, among other infamous sites.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD46.00
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Big Bus Chicago Night Tour

Big Bus Chicago Night Tour

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See Chicago's dazzling skyscrapers lit up for the night during this 75-minute Big Bus tour. The entire loop takes passengers from Navy Pier, down the Magnificent Mile to Michigan Avenue, through the Museum Campus and around the architectural gems on the Loop skyline. Live and audio commentary available in English.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour

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Step aboard a boat for a comprehensive cruise that details the history of Chicago's architecture. Enjoy views of the Chicago skyline accompanied by architecture-focused commentary that points out each of the landmark buildings. As you cruise through Lake Michigan, snap photos of you and your party against the stretch of Chicago's 26-mile shoreline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Chicago Night Crimes Bus Tour

Chicago Night Crimes Bus Tour

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Discover the ‘dark side’ of the Windy City thanks to this 2.5-hour, bus-based, nighttime crime history tour of Chicago. Explore the lives of notorious mobsters like Al Capone, Frank Nitti, Bugs Moran, and more as you explore infamous crime scenes like the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, learn about ‘The Enforcer’s Safe,’ and stop by local watering holes.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD52.00
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Don’t spend time figuring out what to see in Chicago and how to get there—this hop-on hop-off tour provides a mapped-out itinerary of the city's top sights. With several strategically located stops, the tour allows you to explore the Windy City at your own pace. See the world-class Art Institute and landmark skyscrapers, while audio commentary onboard gives you insight into the city's colorful history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD44.99
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

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Enjoy a quintessential Chicago experience when you go on an architecture-themed river tour. Pick from multiple convenient start times, and board your vessel—the Lady Liberty—directly from the Chicago Riverwalk. Your trained docent guides will give you a rich introduction to the Windy City’s history, key landmarks, and architectural highlights—and you can spy landmarks like the Marina City towers and Navy Pier from the water’s edge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Field Museum of Natural History Admission Tickets

Field Museum of Natural History Admission Tickets

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Delve deep into the world of natural history with this Field Museum admission ticket in Chicago. Spend as long as you like exploring the museum's collection of more than 26 million artifacts. Get to know SUE, the world's largest T. Rex, or stroll through the sparkling Hall of Gems. Time travel through 13,000 years of history in the Americas, from the Ice Age to Inca and Aztec temples. Take advantage of the free daily tours, led by Field Museum docents.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD35.00
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile

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Get a front row perspective on the exquisite buildings that line the Chicago River during a 45-minute architecture cruise. Hear live commentary about the history and architectural heritage of Chicago on this family-friendly tour, which highlights landmarks such as the Chicago Riverwalk, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Wrigley Building, and Willis Tower. Sit on the open-air top deck or the sheltered bottom deck for the ultimate view of Chicago.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD25.00
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Lincoln Park Hauntings Ghost Investigation Tour

Lincoln Park Hauntings Ghost Investigation Tour

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Hook up with a paranormal investigator to tour Chicago's Lincoln Park and look for paranormal activity. Stroll through the neighborhood and learn about the Great Fire of 1871, Suicide Bridge, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and visit Lincoln Park, and the old City Cemetery. You'll get the chance to try out some of the ghost-detecting equipment.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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The Devil in the White City: A Haunting History Tour
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The Devil in the White City: A Haunting History Tour

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Learn about the history and legends surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and notorious criminal H.H.Holmes on a half-day tour inspired by the popular book ‘The Devil in the White City.’ Explore important locations such as the Prairie Avenue Historic District, Jackson Park, Midway Plaisance Park, and the ‘Murder Castle’ of H.H. Holmes as you learn more about the World's Columbian Exposition and Victorian Chicago.
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  • 3 hours
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Fright Hike: Chicago Halloween Bike Tour

Fright Hike: Chicago Halloween Bike Tour

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Pedal through Chicago’s scary heritage with a 3-hour Halloween bike tour that includes hauntings, tragedies and overflowing cemeteries. Experience the creepiest parts of the city as you follow your professional actor guides through the Halloween streets, and watch them bring Chicago’s ghosts to life. Learn about the infamous ‘Resurrection Mary,’ figure out why the Levee District is so famously haunted, and hear the story of H.H. Holmes, Chicago’s most notorious serial killer.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD49.99
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Prairie Avenue Haunted History Tour and Ghost Hunt

Prairie Avenue Haunted History Tour and Ghost Hunt

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Chicago's original Millionaire's Row, meet the ghosts of the Gilded Age. Marshall Field, George Pullman, Philip Armour, and many more used to live in this amazing area, the most desirable address in the city before the fire. Many of the incredible homes are still standing and the spirits linger, waiting to divulge their secrets in a haunted history tour and ghost investigation in one of Chicago's most prestigious places.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
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Private Haunted History of Chicago Ghost Tour

Private Haunted History of Chicago Ghost Tour

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Discover spooky stories in the Windy City on a private haunted history tour. Visit places with names such as the Murder Castle and Death Alley, and hear about Al Capone and the Old Congress Hotel. See all three locations on one tour that reveals fascinating details about historical events, and rumors of murder and mayhem in Chicago.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD880.00
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USD880.00

Dark History of Chicago In-App Audio Self-Guided Tour

Dark History of Chicago In-App Audio Self-Guided Tour

Spice up your visit to Chicago on this in-app audio tour through the creepiest places of the city of lights! Explore the most haunted sites and buildings securing tragic and mysterious stories of Chicagoans. Hear about rise and fall of the most infamous gangsters of all times, Al Capone and John Dillinger. Dive into the atmosphere of Chicago's turbulent era of the Prohibition and the Great Depression. The mobile app helps you explore Chicago with a private self-guided audio tour (included). The audio tour has clean navigation, filled with exciting stories from professional guides. The audio guide on the mobile app is the best way to enjoy the tour at your own pace and be independent of a group tour. The mobile app is available on App Store and Google Play and works offline. Enjoy your party only!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD13.25
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Ghosts of Chicago: Haunted City Exploration Game

Ghosts of Chicago: Haunted City Exploration Game

Discover Chicago’s haunted locations by following clues and solving puzzles on your phone. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? Highlights: 1. Explore historical places in Chicago such as the Chicago History Museum, the Standing Lincoln Monument and lesser-known places. 2. Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our talented writers. 3. Visit the Couch Tomb Mausoleum, the only surviving gravesite in Lincoln Park. 4. You will learn the 14th C history of Prague through the eyes of their greatest medieval ruler and builder, Charles IV 5. Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD5.29
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What people are saying about Ghost Tours in Illinois

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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in Chicago
"Conor, our tour guide was very enthusiastic and has a plethora of information about Mobsters and ghosts. He was very helpful in directing me to the meeting place when my cab dropped me off on S. Wacker instead of East Wacker. Thanks for an interesting evening in Chicago."..."
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Chicago Windy City Ghosts Dark History Haunted Walking Tour
"Love the tour, she was super nice and explained everything perfectly’ Deff will recommend to friends."..."
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Chicago Hauntings Original Ghost Bus Tour
"Great tour and highly recommend. Loved learning about the histories and opportunities to get out at the locations and walk around."..."
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2-Hour Haunted Segway Tour of Chicago
"We absolutely loved our Haunted Segway Tour! Our guide, Carrie was really hilarious and made our tour truly memorable. Segway is definitely the best way to see the large variety of interesting sights throughout the city! Such a blast! Highly recommend!!"..."
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Chicago Architecture River Cruise
"Excellent experience! Knowledgeable and fun facts! Great tour guide,boat,etc!! Worth every penny!!!!"..."
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90-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour
"Very informative tour on the Chicago river. The guide was very knowledgeable on the history and architecture of Chicago."..."
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Chicago Crime and Mob Bus Tour
"Everything was interesting. From learning about the Southside and Northside gangsters to John Dillinger’s final hours."..."
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Big Bus Chicago Night Tour
"We enjoyed the entire tour. Especially the sunset view over the water and the dim tourist recording."..."
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Chicago Lake and River Architecture Tour
"Great experience!! John was amazing!!! Learned so much!! The lake portion furthered the experience!!"..."
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Chicago Night Crimes Bus Tour
"We really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was really knowledgeable and entertaining. We liked that we got to get on and off the bus to see different things. A really good experience!"..."
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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"I had one bus driver who gave us a talking tour of Chicago instead of the headphone tour. She was amazing!"..."
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Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady
"This is a genuinely fantastic tour, and the best way to see the city and learn more about its fantastic architecture. The docent that lead our tour (Siobhan) was passionate, knowledgeable, personable ... and it really showed that she cares about sharing Chicago stories with the people visiting and exploring."..."
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Field Museum of Natural History Admission Tickets
"Really awesome place. The tickets and museum do need to be more clear about what all access gets you and where it is within the museum. Not sure I did anything worth the extra money because it wasn’t clear at the museum what o had paid for as “all access “."..."
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45-Minute Chicago River Architecture Tour from Magnificent Mile
"Great information! Very engaging tour guide! Really enjoyed the tour! I did the tour before, and it was not as enjoyable as this tour!"..."
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Lincoln Park Hauntings Ghost Investigation Tour
"We had a wonderful time with Tony, our guide. He knew his facts and presented them well. We were most surprised to learn that there are still bodies in Lincoln park but learning the facts as they were presented it makes sense. Thanks again for an enjoyable evening."..."
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The Devil in the White City: A Haunting History Tour
"Tony was an amazing wealth of knowledge! Really brought the story to life. Seeing the area where HH Holmes committed crimes was fascinating."..."
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Fright Hike: Chicago Halloween Bike Tour
"Great all round scenes of Chicago, lakeshore, city streets, under the L, around museums. The ghost stories were very informative and fun. I highly recommend it and I’d do it again!"..."
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Prairie Avenue Haunted History Tour and Ghost Hunt
"Tony was our guide and was a great guy! He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Chicago and the area we were in. We happened to also have a very "active" night on our tour which was both creepy and exciting. One of the best ghost tours we have been on!"..."
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