How the fire, a river and a lake shaped Chicago
Walk with me in my neighborhood as we see how the Fire of 1871 and our lake and river have shaped the beautiful, cosmopolitan city of Chicago. We will walk the City's newest attraction - Millennium Park. Continuing into the business district we will see examples of the historical buildings which arose from the ashes of the fire in the "loop"/business district. A short walk or "el" train ride will lead to the River with its iconic structures including Marina Towers, Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building plaza. The river walk provides different views and options for enjoyment - and can lead to the spectacular Lake front path. This tour provides vistas and many opportunities to discuss other opportunities for your time in Chicago.
Walking through parks, into buildings, along River and Lakefront can be done year round. Inclement weather will find us using the underground PedWay. Refreshments and breaks are readily available as needed.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 2 hours
Weather may impact distance walked. Time of day may necessitate additional time for a meal.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 US - Beverages and snacks should not exceed $20. Meals in Chicago can range from reasonable $12 to very high end. All possibilities can be found in a great food town.
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Nancy was a terrific guide. Very professional, open and friendly. She has a great store of knowledge about all things Chicago and she happily answered all the questions we peppered her with. Nancy was a great help with the queries I had even before arriving in the States, and from the beginning we were engaged so we thoroughly enjoyed the tour.