Wayne OlmstedUnited States
Mimi's Oak Park tour centering on Frank Lloyd Wright is a good one, especially if you are interested in architecture. The visit to his home and studio was very educational and interesting. Mimi also shows you Wright designed houses in the very beautiful Oak Park.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was great to meet you and it was my pleasure to tour you around.
David K.United Kingdom
This was the second tour that we arranged with Mimi. I gave the first tour 5*. So why 3*? Only value for money. Mimi was just as 5*. We asked her to take us on this Frank Lloyd Wright tour and we greatly enjoyed it. However in the first 2½ of the 4 hrs we traveled by subway and had a tour for an hour given by a docent of the property, while Mimi waited, Then we had a slow walk through the neighbourhood with Mimi and the subway back. Our advice is definitely hire Mimi but choose another tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, I'm sorry you didn't have a 5-star experience on this tour. In the description for this route, it clearly states that we take public transportation to Oak Park. Also, in our communications, I warned you there was quite a bit of walking and that we do, in fact, use public transportation. Perhaps, if my driver was available it would have been more to your liking? This is one of my more popular routes and I've had several favorable reviews but I thank you for your opinion. Best, Mimi
Eric HansonUnited States
We had the perfect tour with Mimi to help us celebrate an anniversary weekend in Chicago. Mimi was so knowledgeable and had great insight from the moment we met in the hotel lobby and on the Green Line trip to Oak Park. A wonderful, small touch, was stopping by her favorite coffee shop en route to our tour. She took care of all of the details from transportation to tickets and we really enjoyed walking the neighborhood enjoying the architecture and her information.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shannon & Eric. It was my pleasure! I'm glad I could help make your anniversary celebration special.
William NorthrupUnited States
Mimi is a highly knowledgeable, accommodating and engaging guide. Her background and knowledge of Chicago history and architecture was very deep and she was able to share it with us in an engaging manner throughout our tour. She customized the tour to our needs and interests and "hit a home run"! It was a hot humid day and she designed the tour to incorporate breaks from the heat and to refresh. The next time we go back to Chicago she will be our first choice for exploring more of this great city. Bill N
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bill. It was truly my pleasure to tour you and your lovely family around this great city. I'd be happy to show you more the next time you are back in Chicago!
Becki ThomasUnited States
Such a fun time! Mimi is so friendly and easy to be with. The houses on the tour were amazing and the time sequence that they were built was very helpful. Riding the train to get to and from Oak Park gave us a very interesting slice of Chicago life we wouldn't have had if we were in a car!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Becki, it was my pleasure! So great to meet you both.