Journey with us into the dark side of Chicago's wicked past and discover while marinating in its own juices of sin, crime and corruption, how the Windy City became the ideal criminal playground for Al Capone!
Unlike the City's other crime tours that deal mostly with Capone and Dillinger during their Reign of crime, this unique excursion goes much deeper into Chicago's mystique and debaucherous past. Guests will learn how the City's unmitigated depravity amassed wayward souls like moths to a bright light bulb and became perfectly suited for Capone to exploit.
Guests will quickly discover on this tour that Chicago's egregious criminal reputation did not begin with Capone. Rather, sex, crime and political corruption are truly a part of the city's DNA. In fact, it was Chicago's innate iniquity that gave birth to Capone's wrongdoing!
Crime and Corruption in the "Windy City" Tour begins at 1:00 pm on select Sunday afternoons (5-20. 7-1, 8-19 & 10-7). This highly unique 3 hour bus tour departs and ends at Hyatt Regency - 151 East Upper Wacker Drive. Although the tour is primarily a bus tour, there is minimal walking involved in a couple of the planned stops.
After an introduction, guests are immediately thrust back in time into Chicago's wicked past. The tour begins with the city's first Vice District - "The Sands". From there, the tour winds through Chicago's "Loop" and guests visit some of Chicago's most notorious crime spots including the last stop at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Most importantly, guests hear gripping tales of Chicago's criminality that connects the dots from victim less crimes to the apex of the crime pyramid - the fusion of Upperworld politicians and Underworld Crime figures!
Guests receive a comprehensive map detailing the noted vice districts that were scattered across the city over the stained mist of time. Guests will be introduced to the Urban Crime Pyramid which details the levels of criminal activity from its most basic form to its most advanced a fusion of the city's Upperworld with its Underworld And lastly, guests will receive a notable crime timeline and participate in our one-of-a-kind Crime Trivia challenge!
Guests will visit the scene of Chicago's most wicked and decadent annual event "the First Ward Ball a true Carnival of Lechery!
Guests will listen to gripping tales that introduce them to the Pantheon of Chicago's criminality that preceded Capone including; Mike McDonald, Madame Watson, Mickey Finn, Mushmouth Johnson, Hinky Dink and Bathhouse, the Eveleigh Sisters, Johnny Torrio and many others!
Additionally, guests will visit some of Chicago's most notable crime scenes and vice districts including; The Sands, Under the Willow, Gamblers Row, Untouchables Headquarters, Whiskey Row, The Levee, Old Courthouse and many more!
Join us on this ultimate search of Chicago's underbelly and see for yourself how this Fertile Crescent of sin, crime and corruption combust into the perfect fusion of crime and became the perfect breeding ground for the most notorious criminal in United States history Al Capone!