Chicago Trolley and Double Decker

Chicago Trolley and Double-Decker busses are a great way to see beautiful Chicago and learn about its architecture and unique past. The guides are knowledgeable and entertaining. Hop-On, Hop-Off Touring makes it possible for you to explore any stop and get back on when the next bus or trolley arrives at the designated stop each hour. You are able to get off and then on again continuing your trip at your leisure.

Chicagoland Helicopter Rides & Excursions

Helicopter rides can give you a total experience of Chicagoland area. Trip's will take you Downtown Chicago by Sears Tower, the John Hancock Building, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, North Lake Shore, over to Northwestern University, Ravinia, Lake Forest and the Northwest Suburbs, Barrington Hills, Arlington Park Racetrack and Woodfield Mall.

City Segway Tours - Chicago

CITY SEGWAY TOURS is happy to welcome you to Chicago and to everything the "Windy City" has to offer. Imagine cruising effortlessly through the beautiful parks and along the lake front of Chicago while receiving a great orientation, informative historical and current-day information, heaps of unique and fascinating stories, fantastic photo ops and superb personal service from your guide. The Segway is the first of its kind-a self-balancing, personal transportation device that's designed to operate in any pedestrian environment. It's new, it's cool and a ton of fun! City Segway Tours uses the new i2 machines!

Eli's Cheesecake Company

Cheesecake, is not a bad way to bond. And like friends who sit down with a couple of slices, this is the place where you'll get to know each other better. They've got answers to questions, a little bit about the quality they put into each cheesecake, the history of the restaurant, and the story of how all this cheesecake-mania got started.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Chicago Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks across the United States that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., serve as the central bank system for the United States. The Chicago Fed serves the Seventh Federal Reserve District, an economically diverse region that includes all of Iowa and most of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Fermi National Accelerator

This is where high-tech touches the earth, Fermi-lab advances the understanding of the fundamental nature of matter and energy, while offering visitors over 6,800 acres of biking, interpretive nature trail, arts and cultural activities.

Gray Line - Chicago

For over 90 years, Gray Line has been a trusted name in sightseeing tours around the world. With tours & excursions in more than 150 destinations spanning six continents, they are one of the largest touring companies in the world.

Helicopters Tours -Sun Aero Helicopters Inc.

Chicago is absolutely one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but have you ever thought of getting a bird's eye view of our great city? If you are a bit of a daredevil a helicopter tour is the only way to fly our friendly skies and check one of the best skylines in the world....

Highlights of Chicago Tours

Bernard Turner’s career has been in teaching and educational publishing. He is a docent at the Chicago History Museum where he gives walking tours of Old Town and Lincoln Park. He also provides Green Line and Brown Line ‘L’ tours and guided tours of Bronzeville. In 2002, Mr. Turner founded Highlights of Chicago Press with the publication of A View of Bronzeville, a neighborhood tour guide that focuses on the important institutions and people that made Bronzeville a great neighborhood. Other publications by Highlights of Chicago Press include: TJ and The Mysterious Stranger, a children’s story; Our Chicago—People and Places; The Windies’ City—Chicago’s Historical Hidden Treasures; Chicago Neighborhoods with Flavor—Getting Out of the Loop. The most recent Highlights of Chicago Press publication is My Spanish Coloring Book.

Joyce Walks Chicago

You haven’t really seen Chicago if you haven’t ventured into one of our amazing neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has a distinct history and offers visitors a unique look at the city’s diversity. When you visit Chicago’s neighborhoods, you will see and learn about the heart and soul of the city. You will experience Chicago like a Chicagoan!

Loop Tour Train

From May through September, this free, ticketed 40-minute tour departs every Saturday at 10:00 am and 10:40 am from the Randolph and Wabash CTA elevated train station.
Tickets are distributed on the day of the tour from 9:00 am at the Visitor Information Center.
Docents from the Chicago Architecture Foundation present the history of the 130-year-old downtown area and the 'L' system as the train circles the Loop three times.

Lyric Opera Guild Board 2009 Backstage Tours

The backstage at Lyric Opera of Chicago's Civic Opera House is open to the public just three times a year! You don't want to miss this opportunity to go on a behind-the-scenes look at one of today's premier professional opera companies. The magic behind the magic reveals itself in a fascinating journey behind the scenes.

Midwestern Helicopter

 Have you ever wanted to see the beautiful city of Chicago from above! You can join us for an amazing helicopter skyline tour where you will see the city from a birds eye view. This is one of the most incredible adventures you can ever imagine.

National Shrine of St Therese

The National Shrine of St. Therese sits peacefully on a 50-acre estate owned and operated by the Carmelites. The Shrine is home of the most wonderful collection of relics, personal effects and memorabilia of Therese outside of France.

Obama's Tour

Explore the places and sites where the Obamas spent their time while living and working in Chicago.

Oberweis Dairy

Interested in seeing what happens behind the scenes at Oberweis?
Join us for a tour and you'll get to see where we make our world-famous milk and ice cream. You'll enjoy a video presentation full of behind-the-scenes action at Oberweis Dairy including the farms where our rGBH hormone free cows live, the life of an Oberweis Milkman and how our plant operates.

Pullman Historic District

The model industrial town of Pullman, Illinois had its beginning on May 26, 1880, in the open prairie. This town was the physical expression of an idea born and nurtured in the mind of George M. Pullman, President of Pullman's Palace Car Company.
He decided to develop a model community, a total environment, superior to that available to the working class elsewhere. By so doing, he hoped to avoid strikes, attract the most skilled workers and attain greater productivity as a result of the better health, environment and spirit of his employees.

Segway on the Lakefront

Let the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) and Segway Experience of Chicago be your guides to Chicago’s amazing lakefront architecture. A CAF docent will lead you through the development of the lakefront park system and interpret the architecture that has grown along Lake Michigan. The tour includes training on the use of the Segway Human Transporter by the expert staff of Segway Experience of Chicago.

Tall Ship Windy

The WINDY’s have been a dream of Capt. Bob Marthai for many years. He had hoped to sail out of historic Charleston S. C. where he had operated his three masted schooner PRIDE for several years, but had  been unable to find local dock-age for a ship of the size of WINDY. At a meeting of the American Sail Training Association, he was invited  to consider Chicago as an alternative location. After a year of negotiations with the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, he  began tours on the Windy for Chicago in 2001.

The Chicago Theatre Venue Tour

Come tour the Historic and Majestic Chicago Theatre in the Heart of Downtown Chicago.
The tour encompasses historical and architectural highlights of the building, including the grand lobby areas, majestic auditorium and backstage space (when possible), where performers through the years, including Julie Andrews, David Copperfield, Sammy Davis, Jr., John Denver, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Diana Krall, Annie Lennox, Dean Martin, Liza Minnelli, Bob Newhart, Olivia Newton-John, Conan O'Brien, Neil Young, WIdespread Panic, and many others have left their autographs on the walls of dressing rooms and cooridors.

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