The White City, The Rainbow City, and 80 Acres of Hell


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Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Our two World's Fairs, our first serial killer, and our most infamous POW camp.

You've read the book, and you're awaiting the film some day. Let's go to the actual sites of the World's Columbian Exposition and the monster that was using this event as his bloodthirsty playground.

From here there is Camp Douglas, the most notorious Civil War POW Camp of the Union. Most Chicagoans know nothing of this hidden gem, but come with me and YOU will.

Finally we'll explore Chicago's other World's Fair, the 1933 Century of Progress, the Rainbow City. Dwarfed by the Columbian Exposition, it nevertheless looms large in Chicago's legend.

Available as an all-day tour.


Our course will take us from the downtown area to the near West Side, the South Side, and then up the Lake Front back to the Loop.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I'll come and get you from you DOWNTOWN hotel.

End location: I'll drop you off at any downtown location.

Duration: 2 hours

You never know when the president is going to visit, but he and I go way back... And he knows how important my tours and guests are!


We're going to get around in my car, whcih comfortably fits 3 adults in addition to me. I can also meet your group in YOUR vehicle and give the tour from it.

What’s Included

Transportation, fees, parking, etc. are included with your cost.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - If we need a quick stop for a libation or nosh, you'll need a little dough.

What’s Extra

Anything you wish to buy beyond my costs.


Though my focus is primarily with small groups, I can accommodate larger groups. If you are interested in booking for a larger group, I can meet you and guide you in your vehicle.

A Recent Review of this tour

We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion with Clarence. His knowledge of art, architecture, culture, & history was a treat for all us. He knows Chicago like the back of his hand & gave insights that helped us plan future days in Chicago. He was very easy to work with & personalized our tour with the exact things we asked for. He is very engaging and knowledgable & left us spellbound by Chicago's history. I would wholeheartedly recommend Clarence to anyone wishing a cultural or historical tour of Chicago.
Tyra Cook

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