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Hamilton (Chicago)

This week Arts & Theatre Theatre
$72 Wed, May 22nd 7pm
CIBC Theatre
18 West Monroe
Chicago, Illinois
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Summer Mayhem Chicago! with Yo Gotti and More

This week Music Hip-Hop/Rap
$29 Sat, May 25th 7pm
Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC
525 South Racine
Chicago, Illinois
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Florence and the Machine: The High as Hope Tour 2019

This week Music Rock
$40 Thu, May 23rd 7pm
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
1300 S. Linn White Drive
Chicago, Illinois
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Local Natives w/ Middle Kids

This week Music Alternative
Thu, May 23rd 8pm
Thalia Hall
1807 S Allport Street
Chicago, Illinois
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Rahsaan Patterson

This week Music Other
Fri, May 24th 10pm
City Winery - Chicago
1200 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Essentials Bus Tour

Tours Chicago
$35

Chicago is considered the most American of American Cities and one of the most unique cities in the world. Today, Chicago is vibrant both economically culturally and considered one of the 15 “Elite” cities in the world along with places like New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

  • Tour begins at Hyatt Regency - 151 East Upper Wacker Drive - inside main lobby - near concierge desk.
  • It has been suggested that if you take a portrait of America and subtract what Chicago has contributed to it, you would not recognize what you have left”! For example, what would America look like without some of just a few of its many contributions; Skyscrapers, McDonald's, Cell Phones, Soap Operas, Atomic energy or most importantly Twinkies!
  • Culturally, Chicago is in a league of its own with its 561 cultural institutions including world class museums, symphony, Opera Company and countless theaters. America has given the Arts World 4 major original contributions; Blues, Jazz, Skyscrapers and Prairie Style Architecture. Chicago provided 3 out of 4 of these contributions.
  • In order to truly understand the depth and breadth of Chicago we need to explore the city beyond the typical tourist destinations. While these areas add considerably to Chicago's appeal, there is so much more to learn about and experience what is Essential to understanding this great city.
  • Please join us on this “Exclusive” bus tour exploring Chicago's North and South sides. Guests will learn about and view some of the following; Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast, Original Playboy Mansion, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Zoo & Conservatory, Graceland Cemetery, Wrigley Field, Essanay Studios (motion pictures including Charlie Chaplin), Green Mill, Lakeview, Lake Shore Drive, site of St. Valentine's Massacre, President Obama's home, site of 1893 World's Fair, University of Chicago and home to the first sustained nuclear reaction, Bronzeville, Kenwood, Hyde Park, Greektown, Chinatown, Little Italy, Ground Zero – Great Chicago Fire, Hull House and so much more!

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Self-Guided Chicago Scavenger Hunt

Tours Chicago
$10
Fifteen clues, two hours, one city - this is a self-led scavenger race that sends groups capering around town to solve clues. Unlike other city-wide excursions, this one unshackles racers from the tyranny of official start times and concrete dates. Players simply click on a launch code, head to the starting line, and begin the scavenger hunt whenever they've got a spare two hours. During the process, players will hear fun stories and insights about historical sites while discovering hidden gems along the way.

This adventure will take you through the heart of Chicago and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.

Your goal is to race against the clock to finish the hunt as quickly as possible. You will be given a series of clues. Each clue will help you find the next clue. In essence, instead of a scavenger hunt, this is a scavenger race and quest.

When you are ready to start your hunt, purchase your tickets, gather your hunting party, and head to the starting location.

Participants are not required to reserve a set time in order to begin the scavenger hunt. Once purchase is confirmed, you'll be instructed to visit local supplier website. On the day of your scheduled hunt, the website will be your guide through the city.

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Chicago Chinatown Walking Tour

Tours Chicago
$15
Come join us for a fun tour to learn about the history and culture behind this community!

Whether you've come to Chinatown for years or it's your first time, our Chinatown walking tour is ideal for you! Did you know that Chinatown is home to one of Chicago's largest parks? Have you ever toured Chinatown's Buddhist temple? Our public tour covers the historical commercial Wentworth Avenue, Chinatown Gate, Nine Dragon Wall, Landmark On-Leong Merchants Association (Pui Tak Center today), Chinese Buddhist Temple, St. Therese Catholic Church, Chinese Zodiac Square, the Four Greatest Inventions of ancient Chinese, Chinatown Mural, as well as Ping Tom Memorial Park.

The 90-minute walking tour takes place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10 a.m. between May 28 and September 3, 2018 with options available on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day, Except July 15, 2018. 

Meeting at Chinatown Square by the Zodiac Animal Statues, guests will explore famous Chinatown landmarks such as The Nine Dragon Wall, St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, the former On Leong Building, and Ping Tom Memorial Park. Tour-goers will have the opportunity to stop at various gift stores and bakeries along the way.

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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Tours Chicago
$29
The lakeside metropolis of Chicago is famous for its striking skyscrapers, world-class museums and colorful political history. Explore the Windy City at your own pace during a hop-on hop-off bus tour with 14 stops strategically located near the city's top attractions. Hop off along the Magnificent Mile to shop, see the great city at heart-stopping heights from Willis Tower's Skydeck or '360 Chicago' at the John Hancock Center, visit the Art Institute or Shedd Aquarium, or snap a selfie in front of the shiny steel bean in Millennium Park. Live commentary on board the bus is provided.

Board the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 14 stops to start your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago, and listen to live commentary through provided earphones to find out fun facts about the city and its iconic architecture. The full circuit takes about about 2 hours, but you can hop off and back on as many times as you. Buses run regularly, giving you flexibility to discover the city at your leisure.

The bus route takes you through Grant Park, known by locals as Chicago's ‘front yard,' 319 acres (129 hectares) located in the city's business center. Perhaps hop off at Millennium Park and gaze at your warped reflection in the world-famous Cloud Gate, more commonly known as ‘The Bean,' an outdoor art installation made of polished stainless steel. Or if you're an art lover, don't miss the nearby Art Institute of Chicago, home to 300,000 works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and American eras of painting, including Nighthawks by Edward Hopper and American Gothic by Grant Wood.

As the bus crosses the Chicago River and rolls onto the Magnificent Mile, you can admire some of the tallest buildings in the United States, like the John Hancock Center and the historic Water Tower. If you like heights, hop off to visit '360 Chicago' at the John Hancock Center to enjoy a bird's-eye vantage point of the city. See below for the complete list of stops.

Stop 1: Chicago Riverwalk
Stop 2: Chicago Theatre & State Street
Stop 3: The Willis Tower & Skydeck Chicago
Stop 4: Millennuim Park & Palmer House Hilton
Stop 5: Art Institute of Chicago
Stop 6: The Chicago Hilton & Grant Park
Stop 7: Alder Planetarium
Stop 8: Museum Campus
Stop 9: Maggie Daley Park
Stop 10: Sheraton Towers & Loews Chicago
Stop 11: Navy Pier
Stop 12: The Water Tower
Stop 13: The John Hancock Observatory & 360 Chicago
Stop 14: Hard Rock Cafe

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Big Bus Chicago Night Tour

Tours Chicago
$29
Enjoy a panoramic night-time sightseeing bus tour and be dazzled by the bright lights of Chicago. See the entire skyline lit up from the Museum Campus, discover River North's vibrant nightlife scene, and travel every inch of Michigan Ave from The Magnificent Mile to The Cultural Mile, all in one exciting loop.

See Chicago in a different light on our panoramic Chicago Night Tour. Tours begin at Stop 11: Navy Pier at 7:00pm. Please note that the Night Tour is not a hop-on, hop-off tour. Hear fascinating facts about passing sites and insider tips on where to visit from your expert guide. Sit back and enjoy your nonstop night tour. Experience the enchantment of Chicago at night with stunning panoramic views of the skyline.

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Valentine's Day Buffet Dinner Cruise

Food Tours Chicago
$122
Your most memorable Valentine's Day yet is waiting on the water, when you and your sweetheart join us aboard Spirit of Chicago for dinner.  Stunning skyline views, inspired cuisine and an experience unlike any other all make for the perfect celebration of love. Feast your eyes on incredible views of iconic Windy City sights like Navy Pier, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Buckingham Fountain, and Soldier Field, then fill your belly with a bountiful all-you-can-eat buffet. Continue the celebration with a live DJ, who will mix up a selection of dance favorites.

Make your way to Navy Pier, and step aboard the Spirit for a romantic evening. You'll dance, dine, and celebrate during this beautiful 3-hour cruise along the shores of Lake Michigan, enjoying amazing Windy City skyline views along the way.

Enjoy a few drinks (own expense) as you cruise, then sit down to an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes salads, pastas, gourmet entrees from a carving station, and an amazing spread of desserts. 

Following the meal, head to the dance floor to join a top DJ for the evening's party, grooving with the backdrop of the Chicago skyline. This 3-hour cruise concludes at the original departure point.

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Chicago Odyssey Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise

Food Tours Chicago
$149
Your most memorable Valentine's Day yet is waiting on the water, when you and your sweetheart join us aboard the Odyssey for dinner.
Take a romantic 3 hour gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world's top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right onboard. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks such as the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and John Hancock building, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.

Spend an exceptional evening cruising the shoreline of Chicago onboard a luxury yacht, admiring the city's striking architecture as you enjoy a gourmet, 3-course dinner. It's an experience unlike any other and the perfect venue to celebrate love with your special someone.

Make your way to Navy Pier on the evening of your cruise, making sure to dress to impress for this festive evening. As you make your way through this famous entertainment complex, enjoy the bustling mix of pedestrians, street performers, and lakeshore views found at this famous pier.

Then step onboard your yacht to begin your unforgettable evening. You'll have your picture taken by the ship photographer to help capture the moment. Then follow your host as you're whisked to your table for your meal. The servers will introduce themselves and offer you the chance to decide how you'd like them to pace your meal.

Musical entertainment is provided by the onboard DJ, who will keep things lively with a mix that covers everything from classic jazz to more contemporary hits.

When you have a few moments, make sure to explore the ship's luxurious design and amenities. Ranging from the temperature-controlled dining area to the observation deck, you're sure to notice the vessel's attention to detail and unique art-deco interior accents, most of which pay homage to the classic ocean liners of yesteryear. Make sure to also stop by the Captain's bridge, an area that's open to all guests for the majority of the cruise.

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River North and Streeterville 2.5-Hour Food and Walking Tour in Chicago

Food Tours Chicago
$55
Experience 5 “Chicago-Style” iconic dishes in this 2.5-hour tour from the famous restaurants that perfected them in downtown Chicago. The hustle and bustle of Chicago can be intimidating, but relax as an expert guide teaches your small-group the ins and outs of River North and Streeterville. Eating the best foods usually comes with a price of long lines and waits, but not here! Enjoy skip-the-line access on this culinary adventure with a small-group tour.

An expert guide helps you to easily navigate the busy River North and Streeterville neighborhoods, as you discover the diverse history, architecture, and culture of downtown Chicago. Stroll through the main streets of Chicago which house a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants and historic landmarks uniquely mixed with modern architecture, shops, and art galleries. Crossover Michigan Avenue and enjoy the majesty of the Magnificent Mile with historic landmarks including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Chicago Water Tower. 

Tasting Locations:

Lou Malnati's
Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's iconic Chicago-Style Deep Dish pizza is regarded as the best in the city.

Al's Beef
The history of Al's #1 Italian Beef Restaurants dates back to 1938. Al's founder Chris Pacelli, started a neighborhood beef stand in Chicago's “Little Italy” neighborhood.

Portillo's Hot Dogs
The famed Portillo's was founded in 1963 by Dick Portillo. After returning from serving in the Marines, opened a humble hot dog stand.

Garrett Popcorn
Savor the popcorn recipes that were born out of a family competition and carried over from the Garrett's Milwaukee home to their first Chicago shop in 1949.

Copper Fox
From Florence to Chicago, Chef Courtney's passion for food is contagious as he serves up delicious comfort foods with a creative twist in this modern american gastropub.
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Best in Chow: Chicago River North Food Tour

Food Tours Chicago
$57

Learn the meaning of “Chicago-Style” on this 2.5 or 3-hour tour (depending on the season) as you experience 6 iconic dishes from the famous restaurants that perfected them in downtown Chicago. The hustle and bustle of Chicago can be intimidating; relax as an expert guide teaches you the ins and outs of River North & Streeterville. The tour departs at 11:00am and is the only experience where you can taste all of the iconic Chicago-style dishes in just 2.5 or 3 hours! Eating the best foods usually comes with a price of long lines and waits - not here! Enjoy VIP access and skip the lines on this culinary adventure!

An expert guide helps you to easily navigate the busy River North and Streeterville neighborhoods, as you discover the diverse history, architecture and culture of downtown Chicago on this 2.5 or 3-hour tour, depending on the season. Stroll through the main streets of Chicago which house a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants and historic landmarks uniquely mixed with modern architecture, shops and art galleries. You'll cross over Michigan Avenue and enjoy the majesty of the Magnificent Mile with historic landmarks including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Chicago Water Tower.  The duration of the tour is 2.5 hours during the winter months, December-March.

Tasting Locations:

Lou Malnati's
Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's iconic Chicago-Style Deep Dish pizza is regarded as the best in the city. Taste it for yourself!

Al's Beef
The history of Al's #1 Italian Beef Restaurants dates back to 1938. Al's founder Chris Pacelli, started a neighborhood beef stand in Chicago's “Little Italy” neighborhood.

Portillo's Hot Dogs
The famed Portillo's was founded in 1963 by Dick Portillo. After returning from serving in the Marines, Dick (with help from his brother Frank) opened a humble hot dog stand.

Garrett Popcorn
Savor the popcorn recipes that were born out of a family competition and carried over from the Garrett's Milwaukee home to their first Chicago shop in 1949.

Copper Fox
Warm, earth-toned space with art deco flourishes presenting an inspired menu of New American dishes.
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Gateway to Chicago's West Loop Food Tour

Food Tours Chicago
$80

Traverse Chicago's hottest foodie neighborhood as you taste foods from award winning chefs & learn about West Loop's restaurant revolution. Once strictly an industrial area, the West Loop has transformed into Chicago's dining epicenter. The offerings are varied, from sleek Japanese restaurants to some of the best pizza in the city, and plenty of fine dining spots to boot. You'll be introduced to several of these all in under 3 hours. It's the perfect mix of unique foods and Chicago classics to satisfy locals and visitors.

An expert guide helps you to easily navigate the exciting West Loop neighborhood as you discover the diverse history, architecture and culture of the area in this 3 hour tour. 

Tasting Locations:

Urban Belly: Functional eatery whipping up hearty Asian fusion grub from Chef Bill Kim.

Bonci: Rome-based Italian import selling scissor-cut slices featuring distinctive toppings.

Nonna's: Sister to Formento's restaurant, this counter-serve has subs & salads plus house wines & sauces.

Kumas: Famous burgers, specialty mac & cheese, and local beers.

Cemita's Puebla: A family-owned Mexican spot that prides itself on specializing in Poblano foods, such as the Cemita sandwich. 

Do-Rite Donuts: Chef & co-owner, Francisco uses his Michelin restaurant experience to creates artisanal donuts in unusual flavors.

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Private Day Sailing Excursion on Lake Michigan

Private Tours Chicago
$390

Enjoy a private two-hour sailing experience for up to six people along Chicago's beautiful lakefront.  Kick back, relax, and let the US Coast Guard licensed captain treat you to stunning views of Chicago's spectacular skyline.  Make the experience your own.  The flexibility of a private charter allows customization of virtually any aspect of the sailing adventure from guest list to music selection to sailing route.  Three departure times offered daily.  All charters are NON-SMOKING experiences.

The Experience

Come Sailing is Chicago's Premier Private Sailing Charter offering daily sailing charters, sunset sails, fireworks cruises, and customized sailing experiences.

During this two-hour private charter our experienced crew will treat you to a relaxing sail along Chicago's beautiful lakefront. Exclusively for you and your invited guests, no other passengers will be aboard. Feeling adventurous? Take a turn at the helm. Captain Mike and his crew will be there to ensure a safe and fun experience. Whatever your choice, these exclusive sailing charters are tailored to your preferences. Captain Mike's mission is to provide safe, enjoyable, customized sailing adventures for his customers. Come Sailing with Captain Mike. 

There's a refrigerator on board that you may use and a bag of ice will be supplied. Please avoid bringing glass containers if possible. Bring your camera, your sunglasses, some sunscreen, and don't forget to bring a Bluetooth device loaded with your favorite music. 

  • Private Sailing Charter, only you the your invited guests
  • Up to six passengers
  • Enjoy a relaxing sail along Chicago's beautiful lakefront
  • Captain Mike and his crew will be there to ensure a safe and fun experience
  • Captain services included with all charters
  • BYOB but please avoid bringing glass containers

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Private Chicago Sunset Sail on Lake Michigan

Private Tours Chicago
$390

Enjoy a private two-hour sailing experience for up to six people along Chicago's beautiful lakefront.  Kick back, relax, and let the US Coast Guard licensed captain treat you to stunning views of Chicago's spectacular skyline.  Make the experience your own.  The flexibility of a private charter allows customization of virtually any aspect of the sailing adventure from guest list to music selection to sailing route.  All charters are NON-SMOKING experiences.

The Experience

Come Sailing is Chicago's Premier Private Sailing Charter offering daily sailing charters, sunset sails, fireworks cruises, and customized sailing experiences.

During this two-hour private charter our experienced crew will treat you to a relaxing sail along Chicago's beautiful lakefront. Exclusively for you and your invited guests, no other passengers will be aboard. Feeling adventurous? Take a turn at the helm. Captain Mike and his crew will be there to ensure a safe and fun experience. Whatever your choice, these exclusive sailing charters are tailored to your preferences. Captain Mike's mission is to provide safe, enjoyable, customized sailing adventures for his customers. Come Sailing with Captain Mike. 

There's a refrigerator on board that you may use and a bag of ice will be supplied. Please avoid bringing glass containers if possible. Bring your camera, your sunglasses, some sunscreen, and don't forget to bring a Bluetooth device loaded with your favorite music. 

  • Private Sailing Charter, only you the your invited guests
  • Up to six passengers
  • Enjoy a relaxing sail along Chicago's beautiful lakefront
  • Captain Mike and his crew will be there to ensure a safe and fun experience
  • Captain services included with all charters
  • BYOB but please avoid bringing glass containers

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Private Navy Pier Fireworks Sail in Chicago

Private Tours Chicago
$446

Enjoy a private two-hour sailing experience for up to six people along Chicago's beautiful lakefront.  Kick back, relax, and let the US Coast Guard licensed captain treat you to stunning views of Chicago's spectacular skyline.  Make the experience your own.  The flexibility of a private charter allows customization of virtually any aspect of the sailing adventure from guest list to music selection to sailing route.  The unique view of the Navy Pier fireworks from the water is an unforgettable experience!  Offered Wednesday and Saturday evening in season.  All charters are NON-SMOKING experiences.

The Experience

Come Sailing is Chicago's Premier Private Sailing Charter offering daily sailing charters, sunset sails, fireworks cruises, and customized sailing experiences.

During this two-hour private charter our experienced crew will treat you to a relaxing sail along Chicago's beautiful lakefront. Exclusively for you and your invited guests, no other passengers will be aboard. Feeling adventurous? Take a turn at the helm. Captain Mike and his crew will be there to ensure a safe and fun experience. Whatever your choice, these exclusive sailing charters are tailored to your preferences. Captain Mike's mission is to provide safe, enjoyable, customized sailing adventures for his customers. Come Sailing with Captain Mike. 

There's a refrigerator on board that you may use and a bag of ice will be supplied. Please avoid bringing glass containers if possible. Bring your camera, your sunglasses, some sunscreen, and don't forget to bring a Bluetooth device loaded with your favorite music. 

  • Private Sailing Charter, only you the your invited guests
  • Up to six passengers
  • Enjoy a relaxing sail along Chicago's beautiful lakefront
  • Captain Mike and his crew will be there to ensure a safe and fun experience
  • Captain services included with all charters
  • BYOB but please avoid bringing glass containers
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Private Morning Sail on Lake Michigan

Private Tours Chicago
$390

Enjoy a private two-hour sailing charter for up to six people along Chicago's beautiful lakefront.  Kick back, relax, and let the US Coast Guard licensed captain treat you to stunning views of Chicago's spectacular skyline.  Make the experience your own.  The flexibility of a private charter allows customization of virtually any aspect of the sailing adventure from guest list to music selection to sailing route.  All charters are NON-SMOKING experiences.

The Experience

Come Sailing is Chicago's Premier Private Sailing Charter offering daily sailing charters, sunset sails, fireworks cruises, and customized sailing experiences.

During this two-hour private charter our experienced crew will treat you to a relaxing sail along Chicago's beautiful lakefront. Exclusively for you and your invited guests, no other passengers will be aboard. Feeling adventurous? Take a turn at the helm. Captain Mike and his crew will be there to ensure a safe and fun experience. Whatever your choice, these exclusive sailing charters are tailored to your preferences. Captain Mike's mission is to provide safe, enjoyable, customized sailing adventures for his customers. Come Sailing with Captain Mike. 

There's a refrigerator on board that you may use and a bag of ice will be supplied. Please avoid bringing glass containers if possible. Bring your camera, your sunglasses, some sunscreen, and don't forget to bring a Bluetooth device loaded with your favorite music. 

  • Private Sailing Charter, only you the your invited guests
  • Up to six passengers
  • Enjoy a relaxing sail along Chicago's beautiful lakefront
  • Captain Mike and his crew will be there to ensure a safe and fun experience
  • Captain services included with all charters
  • BYOB but please avoid bringing glass containers

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Private Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Landmarks In Germantown

Private Tours Chicago
$42

Bring Your Camera!

Enjoy a private guided walking tour of what's now known as Lincoln Square, home to a traditional German dining hall, an annual German festival, old-fashioned shops and cobblestone streets. During this 2 hour tour, you'll stroll amongst the locals, checking out 8 public art displays, architecture, and historic landmarks while hearing lesser-known stories about the area. As you walk, you'll discover the cultural inheritance of this quaint North Side community while learning new facts about Chicago's history.


When you arrive at the designated meeting spot, you will be greeted by your friendly local tour guide, who will be wearing a t-shirt or holding a sign with our name and logo for easy recognition. You'll follow your private expert guide through this quaint Far North Side community known for offering one of the last remaining glimpses of "old Chicago." As you tour the neighborhood, you will learn about the cultural and historical significance of the area. Throughout your tour, your knowledgeable guide is at your service and available to answer questions about the area and provide recommendations for meals and activities after the tour. Your tour will conclude at the meeting location where your guide can provide directions if you need them.

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Chicago Lincoln Park Bike Adventure

Bike Tours Chicago
$42
Enjoy the car-free lakefront trail and explore Chicago's beaches, parks, lagoons, and gorgeous Lincoln Park Zoo (free admission). This tour offers a diverse mix of nature and attractions. Top sights include: The Chicago Lakefront, Navy Pier, North Avenue Beach, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Conservatory. Easy riding and kid-friendly, great fun for the whole family!

Meet your guide at the main offices located near the Navy Pier. After a short introduction to your guide get ready to ride around the Lincoln park neighborhood at a leisurely pace. Your guide will lead the group around while providing information about some of the beautiful sights you will see on the tour. Chicago is a great city for biking. The amazing lakefront and parks, the rich history, and spectacular architecture provides for a great experience. Add to that to friendly tour guides, and what you have is your best day in Chicago! Bike tours are offered daily.

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Bikes at Night Ride in Chicago

Bike Tours Chicago
$42
See Chicago's best attractions in all their illuminated beauty! You'll ride through the Museum Campus and take in gorgeous skyline views, by Buckingham Fountain - a nighttime water and light festival - and you'll conclude at Navy Pier.

See Chicago's best attractions in all their illuminated beauty! You'll bike ride through the Museum Campus to view the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Soldier Field up close and take in gorgeous skyline views of Chicago. You'll ride by Buckingham Fountain - a nighttime water and light festival - through parks and pathways and you'll conclude at Navy Pier.

Bikes are ridden on lit paths and lighting will be provided for participants. Helmets provided free of charge if desired (required for riders under 18). All riders must sign release waiver before participation. Please ensure to wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

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Friendly Neighborhoods Bike Tour

Bike Tours Chicago
$42
Get out of the tourist district and get the insider's scoop on what Chicago is really about! Explore the quiet, tree-lined streets and local businesses of the luxurious Gold Coast, stately Old Town, and trendy Lincoln Park neighborhoods. We'll then make our way around the DePaul Campus, Lakeview and historic Wrigley Field. Top sights include Lincoln Park, amazing architecture, the original Playboy Mansion, Oz Park, the Armitage shopping district, and Wrigley Field

Meet your guide at the main offices located near Millennium Park. After a short introduction to your guide get ready to ride around the Gold Coast and Lincoln park neighborhoods at a leisurely pace. Your guide will lead the group around while providing information about some of the beautiful sights you will see on the tour. While we do take lesser traveled paths, riders on this tour should feel comfortable riding in city streets. Chicago is a great city for biking. The amazing lakefront and parks, the rich history, and spectacular architecture provides for a great experience. Add to that to friendly tour guides, and what you have is your best day in Chicago! Bike tours are offered daily.

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Tastes of Chicago Bike Tour: Chicago-Style Pizza, Beer, Cupcakes, and Hot Dogs

Bike Tours Chicago
$75
Taste the flavors of Chicago, both edible and cultural, on a bike tour through the city. Sample four of Chicago's favorite foods and drinks –pizza, cupcakes, hot dogs and beer – and experience the city as you make your way through the neighborhoods of Wrigleyville, the Gold Coast, Old Town, Lakeview and Lincoln Park with a local guide.

Combine a bike tour of beautiful downtown Chicago with a food tour of Chicago's four most coveted culinary delights – pizza, beer, cupcakes and hot dogs! You will undoubtedly work up an appetite on this four-hour tour of Chicago's most iconic neighborhoods. Along the way, stop at two breweries, a pizza shop, a hot dog stand and a cupcake bakery.

Where did deep-dish pizza come from? What makes a craft beer taste so good? What is the difference between a Chicago-style hot dog and a regular hot dog? Find the answers to these questions and more as you wind through the streets of Wrigleyville, the Gold Coast, Old Town, Lakeview and Lincoln Park with your guide. You'll learn the history of the neighborhoods and the traditions of the food, making it taste even better.

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Chicago Lakefront Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour

Bike Tours Chicago
$46

See Chicago off the tourist beat on this guided bicycle tour. Your expert local guide will lead you to Chicago's best quiet neighborhood streets, city parks and scenic beaches on the North Side of Chicago. Catch a glimpse as to how Chicagoans live and enjoy their beautiful city on a mellow bike tour.

Your 3-hour guided bike tour of Chicago's lakefront neighborhoods begins with a brief orientation of your bike. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy the leisurely nature and generally flat-terrain of this tour, but children should be capable and comfortable with riding on city streets. Once you're situated with your stylish ride, follow your guide off the beaten path, to some of Chicago's best neighborhoods.

Cruise the Windy City on two wheels, riding past stately houses in quiet residential neighborhoods, through scenic parks and along Lake Michigan's popular beaches on the North Side of Chicago. Continue to other great Chicago highlights like the Gold Coast Mansions, North Avenue Beach, and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Ride past historic sights such as St. Michael's Church, the Playboy Mansion or the Old Town Historic District, lined with charming Victorian houses.

By the end of the tour, you will have seen a wide spectrum of how Chicagoans live and spend their free time, in addition to interesting factoids about one of America's greatest cities.

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Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Chicago

Escape Games Chicago
$33
If you are searching for an epic night out with friends or family, celebrating a special event, planning a team-building activity, or simply wanting a kick-butt story to tell, this escape room adventure will provide you with an unforgettable live-action experience filled with laughter and excitement.

For one hour, up to 12 participants are trapped in a room with a hungry, yet hilarious zombie, trying to consume all human brains. Together, the adventurers must untangle puzzles and gather clues hidden throughout the room to find the one key that grants them freedom. Every five minutes, the zombie's chains grow longer, so show-goers must act fast to avoid contracting the virus. Perfect for corporate team building, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, family outings/reunions, and more. Participants must be age 8 or older to attend and all participants under 17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Will you find the clues, solve the puzzles, find the key, and escape the room...or be eaten? 

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Bank Heist Escape Room in Schaumburg

Escape Games Schaumburg
$29
You found yourself in hard times and joined notorious crime syndicate. You need to prove yourself to the team, so your mob boss wants you to rob a bank. Try to solve the puzzles and get into the vault before the cops arrive to arrest you! Will you escape? Tour is limited to a maximum of 10 travelers. Small Group

Located 1-hour from Chicago in Schaumburg Illinois. Decide the best time to try and rob a bank. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time at Mastermind Escape Games, Before you start, receive a short orientation about the general rules in an escape room and the background story for your mission from the professional staff. Enter the room as your 60 minutes begin.

You found yourself in hard times and joined notorious crime syndicate. You need to prove yourself to the team, so your mob boss wants you to rob a bank. Try to solve the puzzles and get into the vault before the cops arrive to arrest you! Will you escape?

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Sorcerer's Secret Escape Room in Schaumburg

Escape Games Schaumburg
$29

Gather a team and enter the magic shop to experience this exciting escape room. Work together to unravel the Sorcerer's Secret in under 60 minutes. Find clues, solve puzzles, make connections, and work as a team to try and escape the Sorcerer's Secret. 

Located 1-hour from Chicago in Schaumburg Illinois. Gather a team and enter the magic shop to experience this exciting escape room. Work together to unravel the Sorcerer's Secret in under 60 minutes. Find clues, solve puzzles, make connections, and work as a team to try and escape the Sorcerer's Secret. 

Choose when to face this moderately challenging room from the several available times. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time to meet the staff, review safety rules and get your mission. Walk into the room with your team as the 60 minutes begin.

The Sorcerer's Secret is located in your uncle's magic shop. Investigate his mysterious disappearance and try to find him with the clues left behind. Crack hidden codes, find keys to unlock pieces of the puzzle, and try to escape before the 60 minutes are up.

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Lost in Time Escape Room in Schaunburg

Escape Games Schaumburg
$29

Do you have what it takes to save the course of history? Come to the Lost in Time Escape Room, where you need to return an object from the future to its original origins. You have 60 minutes to find the missing object and save mankind.  The world depends on you!

Located 1-hour from Chicago in Schaumburg Illinois. Do you have what it takes to save the course of history? Come to the Lost in Time Escape Room, where you need to return an object from the future to its original origins. You have 60 minutes to find the missing object and save mankind.  The world depends on you!

Decide when you want to travel in time. Then, arrive 15-minutes prior to your start time, have a short orientation about the general rules in an escape room and the background story for your mission from the professional and knowledgeable staff. Venture into the room and as your 60 minutes begin to tick down, try to find the missing object.

Your mission is to find an object that has traveled through time and is now in the distant pass. You are part of a task force that will travel through time to find this dangerous object and try to return in to the future. What will find in 60 minutes? Will you save the course of history? 

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Outbreak Escape Room in Schaumburg

Escape Games Schaumburg
$29

Can you escape the outbreak? During this challenging 60-minute escape game, solve puzzles, crack codes, and try to make it out of the lab before your whole team is infected with a deadly virus! Find the cure and make it out alive to win this escape room. 

Located 1-hour from Chicago in Schaumburg Illinois. Select your preferred time to tackle this very challenging escape room. Arrive 15-minutes prior to your start time at Mastermind Escape Games.Then, receive a short orientation about the general rules in an escape room and the background story for your mission from the friendly and accommodating staff. Go into the professionally designed room and begin trying to find the cure as your 60 minutes begin to countdown.

You and your friends are on an educational tour of the CDC. While walking around the lab, a deadly and experimental virus is accidentally released into the ventilation system. You and your team need to work together and try to find the cure before anyone becomes infected with this deadly virus! Solve puzzles, make connections between clues, and find the cure to escape and win!

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Chicago Prohibition Tour

Booze Tour Chicago
$45
Discover the underground world of the Prohibition-era speakeasy on an entertaining adults-only tour that takes you to four historic Chicago bars. Learn why the sale of alcohol was banned for more than a decade in the United States, and the subsequent popularity of illicit establishments where liquor, jazz, and mobsters ruled. An air-conditioned coach shuffles you from bar to bar, so feel free to buy a drink or two. This small-group tour, limited to 20 people, ensures a more customized experience with your guide.

Meet your guide at the Green Door Tavern to start the 3.5-hour journey to four historic Chicago speakeasies used during Prohibition that still operate today. Bring your government-issued ID, money to purchase drinks, and a camera for photo ops.

Travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach between stops, and learn about the 1920s cocktails typically found in each establishment. If you like what you see and hear, purchase signature drinks to taste for yourself. As you sip craft cocktails made by expert bartenders, your enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide explains the key players of Prohibition. Hear stories about the lawmakers and the lawbreakers, including Al Capone and other famous Chicago gangsters who became powerful during the dry years of Prohibition.

Each former speakeasy that you visit has a different character. Stops include a downtown tavern built in 1872 that is decorated with antiques and Americana collectibles that give it an old-school Chicago vibe. Then pull up a stool at a cocktail lounge in Wicker Park where great blues music pumps from an old jukebox. You'll also enjoy a neighborhood bar that claims to be the oldest and longest-running tavern in the Old Town district. Wrap up at a downtown restaurant rumored to be a favorite hangout of Al Capone where historic newspapers, photographs, and posters line the walls of the bar.

Your tour ends downtown in the Chicago Loop.

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Pioneers and Pints Beer Tour in Bucktown and Wicker Park

Booze Tour Chicago
$65
Discover Chicago's finest beer on this 3-hour walking tour of the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. With a knowledgeable guide, learn about Chicago's history related to immigration and brewing — from the late 1600s to the present day — and visit bars, restaurants and other locally owned establishments to sample craft beer. You'll also enjoy a Chicago-style hotdog and get a look at some of the city's historical architecture. You can book this tour without the beer tastings, if you wish.

Meet your guide in the heart of the adjacent Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods, and set off on your walking tour of the area's beer establishments.
During your 1-mile (1.6-km) walk, visit venues like a bar that dates back to the 1800s and features an impressive beer list and relaxed vibe where you can pair your beer tasting with a Chicago-style hotdog by a 60-year-old family-owned restaurant. Then, pop into an innovative space that combines a butcher shop, restaurant and bar, and a bar that combines craft beer with old school video games.

Visit a bar that doubled as 'Molly's' on the TV show Chicago Fire, and explore 'Beer Baron Row,' where a majority of the old German beer barons used to live in the late 1800s. While you walk, you'll also admire Chicago's famed architecture and hear stories from your guide about the area's immigration and brewery history, as well as the history of beer in general, which dates back some 10,000 years.

In total, your beer tastings add up to the approximate equivalent of four beers, from lagers to porters, many of which are Midwestern craft brews. The tour ends in the heart of Wicker Park, where you can continue to explore these neighborhoods on your own.

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Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop

Booze Tour Chicago
$62
Explore Chicago's Loop and South Loop neighborhoods located right downtown. You'll visit renowned neighborhood establishments, sample delicious beer, and learn how well beer pairs with Chicago's vice history - including gambling, saloons, crime bosses like Al Capone, and other nefarious activities in the 1800s and 1900s!

On this tour you will learn the basics of Chicago's vice history, all the way from the city's first vice district, the “Sands,” to the infamous levy district and the associated debauchery, to Capone and the mob. Explore the basics of different beer styles and beer's influence on criminal enterprises, especially during Prohibition.

We take great pride in visiting locally-owned establishments. These places not only provide friendly service, but they also have character and  are unique places that add to the neighborhoods.

First, we will visit an old Chicago bar and restaurant where Capone himself was known to hang out. Next, we will make a stop at one of the oldest bars in the city, started by a one of the many German immigrants that moved to Chicago, still holding liquor license No. 1 after Prohibition. After, we will stop by a blues club that was started by Buddy Guy, one of the ultimate legends in the business, and finally,  visit a new microbrewery that pays homage to Chicago's vice past.

Note that we will be making the following substitutions during the winter months to make the tour more weather appropriate and accommodate our vendors: 
December: First Draft will be subbed in for Berghoff
January: Brando's Speakeasy and First Draft will be subbed in for Buddy Guy's and Vice District
February-March: First Draft will be subbed in for Vice District
Please also note also that other food tastings will be subbed in for pizza in January-March. Other location substitutions are possible from time to time based on our vendor schedules.

As you can see, there is a lot that is offered on this tour – you'll learn about Chicago history, primarily as it relates to vice – and you'll be surprised by how many incredible stories we share. You'll taste delicious beer from visiting unique, local establishments, with great variety on both. You'll also walk and get a feel for these interesting neighborhoods – the Loop and South Loop are some of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, and we have no doubt that you'll want to explore the area even more.

Combining it all together with great people, including you, and it makes for an unforgettable experience. In short, our tour is a really unique experience that is fun and memorable.

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Bacon and Brewing Beer Tour in Lakeview and Lincoln Park

Booze Tour Chicago
$65
Sample local and international beer while exploring two iconic Chicago neighborhoods on this 3-hour walking tour. With an in-the-know guide, explore Lakeview and Lincoln Park, stopping at several bars and other venues for tastings of Midwestern craft brews, from porters to lagers, as well as some Irish Guinness. You'll toast Chicago's rich brewing heritage as you learn about its past and present beer culture and watch a home-brewing demo. Plus, enjoy three of your tastings with three different types of bacon.

Your walking tour begins at a local watering hole, where you'll meet your guide and enjoy your first beer tasting of the day.

Then continue your tour around the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, making your way to other locally owned, off-the-beaten-path establishments. As you walk, hear stories from your insider guide about Chicago's long history of brewing beer.

Pop into an Irish pub for a creamy pint of Guinness pulled just right by an expert barkeep. Head over to a beer-and-bacon bar to savor a variety of crispy bacon treats paired with your beer tasting. Meet the owner of a specialty beer and wine store, and hear about how he handpicks his collection. And stop by a microbrew pub before walking into a punk rock bar that was established before Prohibition and is known today for its eclectic beer selection and whiskeys.

You'll also have the chance to watch a home-brewing demonstration, learning about different beer styles as you take in the aromatic hops and barley. When your tour ends, you'll have plenty of new knowledge about some of Chicago's best places to find a great pint.

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Fox River Wine Country with Gourmet Lunch

Booze Tour Chicago
$159

Just west of downtown Chicago lie the charming old towns of the scenic Fox River Valley. An experienced winemaker guide accompanies you to three tasting rooms featuring wines made from grapes grown in the unique ‘terroir' of Illinois and other Midwest states. Sample up to seven wines at each stop and enjoy a gourmet lunch. At the conclusion of the tour, you can be dropped off at select Chicago hotels.

Meet at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile and settle aboard a 12-passenger, air-conditioned van with individual seating. You'll head out of downtown to the western suburbs of Naperville, Aurora, Geneva, and St. Charles for a full-day of wine tasting in the Fox River Valley.

Your guide — an experienced winemaker and licensed wine distributor who knows the winemakers at each of three wineries you will visit — shares intimate knowledge of the hybrid grapes that are used in the Midwest wine industry.

At each tasting room, receive up to seven tastings and spend 45 minutes learning about the wines that these wineries produce. A leisurely gourmet lunch is provided along the way; your small group can choose from a variety of cuisines.

Tasting fees, snacks, and bottled water are also included along with drop-off at your hotel.

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Chicago Premiere Helicopter Tour

Air Tours Chicago
$169
Get the best view of the city in Chicago's only Enstrom 480B, with windows below, above and all around! On this Premiere Helicopter Tour, you will see all that Chicago has to offer from a vantage point high above the city. As you soar amongst the skyscrapers and historic landmarks that have made Chicago famous, your highly experienced pilot will narrate your tour with interesting highlights and facts about the city.This VIP Tour's sights will include iconic views of Willis (Sears) Tower, Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile and more! Day or night tours are available, at the same price, each with a unique perspective and view of Chicago.Your VIP tour will begin and end in the beautiful dedicated tour lounge area at the Vertiport Chicago heliport, where you can relax by the full window walls and view the other helicopters taking off and landing against the backdrop of the city. Whether a resident or visitor, this iis an unforgettable experience. Price is all inclusive. NO additional fees.

The Chicago Premiere Helicopter Tour offers the absolute best view of the city in Chicago's only Enstrom 480B helicopter.  The new Enstrom helicopter is built to have the optimal tour experience, with unobstructed views via windows above, below and all around you. This helicopter offers unparalleled views of Chicago, and is a unique tour view you will not find on other helicopter tours.

See all that Chicago has to offer from a breathtaking vantage point high above the city on a Chicago Premiere Helicopter Tour.  This 15 minute premiere helicopter tour will give you amazing views of Chicago's famous landmarks, including Willis (Sears) Tower, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile and more!

Your VIP experience will begin the moment you arrive and check in at Vertiport Chicago, North America's largest and Chicago's only downtown heliport.  Located at 1339 S. Wood, Chicago, IL 60608 in the Illinois Medical District, Vertiport's facility has a luxurious, dedicated tour lounge where you can relax and watch as helicopters take off and land against the beautiful backdrop of Chicago.

When your scheduled tour time arrives, you will be escorted to our amazing helicopter while being led down a stunning VIP red carpet that leads to your aircraft. There, one of our team members will capture your tour with a commemorative photo that will be available for purchase and download after your tour.  Your experienced pilot will greet you and show you through the helicopter where you will enjoy the next 15 minutes of spectacular sights in the city. 

Taking off from the worldclass, state-of-the-art heliport, you will head east towards Lake Michigan and soar amongst the skyscrapers that made Chicago famous, such as the Willis (Sears) Tower and the John Hancock building. You will further be captivated by the awesome views from above the Museum Campus, experiencing the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum from a unique perspective from above.  As you whisk through the city over Millennium Park, you will literally become part of the city's reflection in the Bean.  No trip to Chicago would be complete without a trip to the Magnificent Mile; as part of your VIP helicopter experience, you will take it a step above while going over the Mile!  As you travel through the air, your pilot will narrate your tour with fascinating facts and stories about the city and its incredible sights.  

Whether a lifelong Chicago resident, or visitor from out of town, this Chicago Premiere Helicopter Tour is an experience that you will not forget!  With a Chicago Premiere Tour, the sky is the limit to how unforgettable your time in Chicago will be.

Highlights of this helicopter tour include:
● Pilot narrated tour
● Unobstructed views in Enstrom helicopter through windows above, below and all around
● Willis (Sears) Tower
● Millennium Park
● The Magnificent Mile
● And more!

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Chicago Pilot Experience

Air Tours Chicago
$395

Don't just take a helicopter ride, fly it.  This one of a kind, breathtaking flight experience is completely new and unique to Chicago — and offered by just one company in the city.  In this ultimate flight experience, an instructor takes you up in the Guimbal Cabri G2, a two seater helicopter, and then turns the controls over to you to assist! The Guimbal's cockpit is set up similar to a Drivers Education car, with two sets of controls, allowing for the ultimate in air adventure.   Get a view of the city sights and famous Chicago landmarks from a seat with a whole new perspective. If you are looking for a new adventure or are just seeking something new and exciting to try in Chicago, the Chicago Pilot Experience is for you!

The Chicago Pilot Experience offers an adventure unlike any other as you are seated in the cockpit with your certified flight Instructor and in control of your own city flight.  The experience begins as you arrive at Vertiport Chicago's world class facility in downtown Chicago, located just minutes from the loop.

After check in, your instructor will take you through a 30 minute pre flight review to go over safety and critical instruction points to take control in the air.  Once you have been signed out of the pre flight review, you will walk the red carpet out to the tarmac, like a true VIP, where you will pose for a pre flight photo, which will be available for purchase and download to commemorate your experience.  

Next, you and your instructor will board the Guimbal Cabri G2, a 2 seat helicopter equipped with two sets of controls.  You and your instructor will share the cockpit and the controls as you head into your adventure. As you embark into the skyline, your instructor will turn the controls over to you to complete your in flight experience over the city.  Imagine the sights of Chicago such as the Willis Tower and Magnificent Mile, not only from above, but from the viewing perspective of a luxurious helicopter cockpit. Don't forget to take in the skyline as you peak through the windows down below for a truly spectacular view above the city!

As an added memory, you will also be able to purchase a special souvenir video of your Chicago Pilot Experience.  You can share your adventure with family and friends or just rewatch for fun! The total experience is approximately 1 hour and includes 30 minute pre flight review and instruction and 20-30 minutes in flight.

Due to the size and in cockpit set up of the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, the Chicago Pilot Experience can only accommodate one passenger per flight, as the instructor will be sitting alongside you in the second seat.  Not to worry, there are flights scheduled every hour, so don't hesitate to book with a friend and watch each other from the ground. The beautiful state-of-the-art customer lounge at Vertiport Chicago offers ample seating with unobstructed views through full length windows overlooking the tarmac so that you can relax and watch each other in comfort!

The Chicago Pilot Experience is perfect for adventure seekers or as a truly unique one of a kind gift for the person in your life who has everything!Highlights of helicopter tour:
  • In cockpit with Instructor
  • Willis (Sears) Tower
  • Millennium Park
  • Magnificent Mile
  • And more!
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Chicago Romance Helicopter Tour

Air Tours Chicago
$599

Sweep your love off of their feet with a Chicago Romance Helicopter Tour over the city! This private VIP tour over Chicago, for up to 2 passengers, includes a 15 minute (approximately) narrated helicopter tour in a luxury helicopter, a champagne toast, decadent chocolate and epic views of Chicago.  Take date night to new levels with the truly unique and special Chicago Romance Helicopter Tour. This tour is offered day or night - either at the same price. Whatever time you select, this premiere tour will wow your love while it provides spectacular views of Chicago's skyline and landmarks. Book this tour today and experience romance in flight. Up to 2 passengers.

Love is in the air all year long with the Chicago Romance Helicopter Tour!  Create an extra special date night that starts at Vertiport Chicago's state-of-the-art facility located in downtown Chicago, just minutes from the loop.

There, you and your sweetheart will be greeted with delicious champagne and decadent chocolate as a special treat before your flight.  Together you will then walk down the red carpet, like a VIP couple, to the tarmac where your luxury helicopter awaits and your moment is captured in a photo, that will be available to purchase and download to commemorate your romantic date.  Next, you will embark on a 15 minute (approximately) private VIP helicopter tour in a luxury helicopter where you will experience the epic views of Chicago as you soar above the city.

Get a front row seat to the towering historic landmarks and spectacular sites including:  Willis (Sears) Tower, Millenium Park, the Magnificent Mile and more! The breathtaking views from above the city, along with interesting narration by your pilot, provide a truly unique perspective of Chicago.  Both lifelong residents, and first time visitors to the city, will agree that this premiere helicopter tour is an experience you will not forget!

Whether an anniversary, a date night or simply to say “I Love You”, the Chicago Romance Tour is sure to sweep your date off of his or her feet and make a lasting impression.  This is a private tour for up to 2 passengers.

Please note that passengers must be 21  years of age or older to receive and/or consume alcoholic beverages. Champagne is subject to change to sparkling wine.

Highlights of helicopter tour:
  • Champagne and Chocolate
  • Willis (Sears) Tower
  • Millennium Park
  • Magnificent Mile
  • And more!
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Chicago City Sights Helicopter Tour

Air Tours Chicago
$149
Experience all of Chicago's best sights from the air on this exciting helicopter tour! Aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter, you'll enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Michigan and fly past several top Chicago attractions like Willis Tower, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park. Your pilot will provide expert commentary about the sights you see and can answer any questions you have. Tour route is subject to change.

Meet at the Vertiport Chicago and board a state-of-the-art helicopter to begin your helicopter tour.

Admire wonderful views of Lake Michigan, with Navy Pier stretching across the water and picturesque Lincoln Park lining the shores. See iconic skyscrapers like Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Trump Tower and the John Hancock Building, and soar past main Chicago sites like Soldier's Field, United Center, Grant Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.

Marvel at the masterful beauty and architecture of Millennium Park, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry -- a landmark that can only be truly appreciated by air.

With your two-way audio headset, your pilot will provide expert commentary about all the sights you see, and will be available to answer questions you have throughout your helicopter flight.

Plus, your helicopter is heated, making this tour great for any time of year!

Tour route is subject to change.

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Chicago by Night Helicopter Tour

Air Tours Chicago
$149
Watch the Chicago skyline sparkle from the air on this thrilling nighttime helicopter tour! Aboard a heated, state-of-the-art helicopter, soak in amazing views of Lake Michigan and fly past several Chicago landmarks like Willis Tower, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park. Your expert pilot will provide interesting commentary about the sights you see and can answer any questions you have. Tour route is subject to change.

Meet at the Vertiport Chicago and board a state-of-the-art helicopter to begin your 15-minute nighttime helicopter tour. Depending on your chosen departure time, you may experience a stunning sunset or watch the Chicago skyline sparkle against the night sky.

Marvel at wonderful views of Lake Michigan, with Navy Pier stretching across the water and picturesque Lincoln Park lining the shores. Spot iconic skyscrapers dazzling in the night like Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Trump Tower and the John Hancock Building, and fly past main Chicago sites like Soldier's Field, United Center, Grant Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum.

Appreciate the masterful beauty and architecture of Millennium Park, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. This landmark can only be truly appreciated by air, and at night, it's as majestic as ever.

Your pilot will provide expert commentary about all the sights you see via your two-way audio headset, and will be available to answer questions you have throughout your flight.

Plus, your helicopter is heated, making this tour great for any time of year!

Tour route is subject to change.

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Spirit of Chicago Lunch Cruise with Buffet

Water Tour Chicago
$75

With the sunshine reflecting off the lakefront, there's no better place to enjoy an afternoon in Chicago than aboard a Spirit lunch cruise. Departing from Navy Pier, Spirit of Chicago lunch cruises are perfect for family sightseeing, lunch dates, travel groups and corporate outings.

For groups of all sizes, a Spirit Cruise is the venue that delivers a memorable experience where guests will have fun from start to finish. We offer a unique perspective of the city, a warm, friendly atmosphere and ways for guests to define their own fun. This means groups can kick back, connect with each other and see a new side of the city aboard Spirit – where life's decked out.

Enjoy a freshly prepared buffet-style meal. You'll be able to pick and choose what you would like to enjoy from a selection of salads, entrees, sides, and desserts.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Chicago and other sites around the area from the observation deck as well as the panoramic-style windows in the interior of the ship.

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Lake Michigan and Chicago River Architecture Cruise by Speedboat

Water Tour Chicago
$42

Chicago is renowned for its stunning and original architecture, and the most relaxing way to see it is on a cruise on the Chicago River! You'll learn all about Chicago's history and landmarks before the tour's grand finale, a thrilling speedboat ride on Lake Michigan.

Meet your guide at Navy Pier, where you'll board your boat. As you take off along the water, see and hear about the dozens of skyscrapers lining the Chicago River, including the Sears Tower and the Tribune Tower. Learn when and why the flow of the Chicago River was reversed, how Chicago architects pioneered skyscraper construction and a variety of other tales and tidbits of Chicago's history from your guide.

Then, take a thrilling speedboat ride along the lake for spectacular views of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan. From the water, you'll see Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, beautiful Chicago Harbor and Chicago's Museum Campus.

Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your original departure point.

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Chicago Odyssey Lunch Cruise

Water Tour Chicago
$77
Welcome aboard Chicago's largest luxury yacht at Navy Pier! Tantalize your taste buds and discover Chicago's wonderful city skyline on this 2-hour lunch cruise. While you cruise, and enjoy a freshly prepared three-course meal, you'll enjoy magnificent views of the Windy City skyline and with a DJ playing your favorite music.

Your cruise experience begins as you board the luxury yacht at Navy Pier. After a quick stop for a commemorative boarding photo, you host will greet you and escort you to your private table.

Relax with a beverage or tour the ship's three climate-controlled decks. Watching the boat cast-off from one of the observation decks is a great way to start your afternoon cruise.

When you are ready to begin lunch, order your meal from the menu of celebrity chef inspired entrees. Bring an appetite as the food is delicious, plentiful and prepared freshly to your specifications.

Throughout the cruise DJ entertainment sets the mood...Enjoy a wide range of music, from classic jazz to contemporary favorites.

Return to the pier relaxed and refreshed. As you depart, you'll find your boarding photo ready for purchase.
Sample Menu
Tasting Duo:

  • Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad
  • Whipped Goat Cheese and Crostini
Entrées:
  • Crab and Mussel Gratin
  • Romesco Crusted Salmon
  • Maple and Mustard Glazed Chicken
  • Cauliflower Steak
Desserts:
  • Duo of Sorbet
  • Odyssey Signature Bread Pudding
  • Mountain Berry Shortcake
  • Chocolate Decadent Cake

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Chicago Architecture River Cruise

Water Tour Chicago
$44
Experience one of the world's most beautiful cities on a 75-minute cruise on the historic Chicago River. On this architecture cruise, head down the main branch of the Chicago River, up the north branch to the East Bank Club, and then south past Willis Tower (Sears Tower) to the old Post Office Building. Take in magnificent city skyline views as you see more than 40 notable buildings, including the John Hancock Center and the Wrigley Building, and learn about their distinctive architecture from your onboard guide, an expert in architecture.

Take an architecture cruise down the Chicago River and learn about the city's famed architecture from your knowledgeable guide. Board your tour at Navy Pier for an exciting journey that takes you down all three branches of the historic Chicago River and past impressive architectural landmarks.

Pass by more than 40 distinctive buildings on your cruise including the John Hancock Center, the Wrigley Building, the Aon Center, Willis Tower (Sears Tower), the IBM Building and more. Your guide, an expert in architecture, will recount the two major events that helped shape the architectural history of the city. Learn about how the invention of balloon-frame construction revolutionized how homes were built, and hear the dramatic story of Chicago's rise from the Great Fire of 1871. Both of these milestones led Chicago to become one of the cradles of modern American architecture.

Along the scenic 75-minute route, see buildings by world-famous architects including Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). This river tour provides the best advantage point to admire the distinct city skyline and marvel at world-famous architecture while learning about Chicago's fascinating history.

For a full list of Chicago architectural wonders seen on this tour, see the Itinerary section below.

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Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride

Water Tour Chicago
$32

Feel the need for speed? This exhilarating speedboat ride takes you out onto Lake Michigan for the ride of a lifetime. Experience the roar of the 2000-horsepower engines as you race along Chicago's famous Lake Michigan. The best way to view Chicago is always from the lake!

Your exciting speedboat ride along the shoreline is combined with informative and amusing descriptions of the world-famous Chicago skyline.

As you depart Chicago's Navy Pier, your Captain will tell you interesting facts about the Pier and Chicago's Lake Michigan. Then, with the music cranked up, you'll race south past Navy Pier to Chicago's Museum Campus. The tour pauses here so you can hear about Chicago's interesting lakefront landmarks, architecture and history.

Then you'll race north past Navy Pier to cruise the Magnificent Mile, providing unique views of the Sears Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park along the way!

Finally, you will race back to Navy Pier to the thrilling sound of turbo-charged engines!

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Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

Museums Chicago
$20

The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago is the largest science museum in the country.  Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World's Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see!  You'll experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; navigate through a mirror maze; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D beating heart; and much more! 

Choose either Museum Entry, which grants you access into most of the experiences in the museum.  Or you can choose Museum Entry + one Giant Dome film in the 5-story domed movie theater!


The Museum of Science and Industry's unique and cutting-edge experiences and exhibits have earned some bragging rights. MSI was rated one of the Top 25 Museums in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, one of the Seven Wonders of Chicago by the Chicago Tribune and named one of the Top 10 Science Museums to visit in the United States by American Mensa. Some of the most popular exhibits are the Science Storms, which explores nature's most powerful phenomena. Witness bolts of lightning flashing above you, trigger an avalanche, create a tsunami and more. YOU! The Experience explores the human mind, body, and spirit. Play a game of competitive relaxation with your brain waves.  Get lost in a giant mirror maze in Numbers in Nature, and see baby chicks hatching every day.

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Art Institute of Chicago Fast Pass Admission

Museums Chicago
$35
Art lover or not, the Art Institute of Chicago – the second-largest art museum in America – is not to be missed. Located in Chicago's Grant Park, this amazing museum features an extraordinary collection of Impressionist, post-Impressionist, modern and contemporary art from such masters as Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, Picasso and Pollock, as well as stunning new-age architectural, industrial and graphic design.

With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Art Institute.

The Art Institute of Chicago, located in famous Grant Park, is the second-largest art museum in the US. With your Fast Pass admission ticket, spend the day exploring the amazing museum while bypassing General Admission lines and gaining expedited access to galleries and special exhibitions.
Browse a spectacular collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces from famous artists including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat and Vincent van Gogh.
At the critically acclaimed Modern Wing – just a short walk from Millennium Park over the spectacular pedestrian bridge – admire some of world's greatest collections of modern and contemporary art from masters such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock and Gerhard Richter.
The Art Institute of Chicago is also home to European and American decorative arts, Asian art and architectural, industrial and graphic design. As you explore the museum, your children can enjoy art-making activities.

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Volo Auto Museum Admission

Museums Volo
$15
Located just outside of Chicago, the Volo Auto Museum features over 33 exhibits and display attractions. The museum was built on a farm from the 1800's and features many of the original buildings along with their country charm and character.

Sprawled out over 35 acres, the Volo Auto Museum is home to over 33 exhibits and display attractions including a camper museum, military museum, train tours, cars of the rich and famous, a Batmobile collection, muscle cars, classic cars, vintage bicycles, and much more. 

The exhibits are family friendly and range from Special Interest Cars to Mickey Mouse, creating an experience the whole family can enjoy. Visitors tend to spend anywhere from one to five hours here. You are encouraged to plan on spending the whole day so you can enjoy all of the exhibits at a comfortable pace. However, you do not need much time to appreciate this inspiring history of the auto industry.

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American Writers Museum Admission

Museums Chicago
$12
In the heart of downtown Chicago, the American Writers Museum celebrates all genres of writing through interactive exhibits and programming. From Twain to Tupac, there's a story here for everyone. Discover for yourself and visit today! 180 N. Michigan Avenue. Museum hours are Tuesday - Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM, Thursdays 10AM- 6PM. Named Illinois' Best Attraction by USA Today and One of the 10 Best New Museums in the World by Fodor's.

Visitors will explore the great writers' hometowns and learn about all of the AWM Affiliate homes in Writers Hall. In A Nation of Writers they will learn about and celebrate authors who are emblematic of a unique American Voice, across history, genre, and mediums, from poets to sportswriters . Galleries such as The Mind of a Writer will de-mystify famed writers' works and methodologies and invite visitor creativity with games and other immersive offerings. The Wintrust Chicago Gallery will delve into the great writers, literary influencers, characters, and groups that shaped the city's unique literary tradition. Featured in the Meijer Gallery is the temporary exhibit,  Capturing Stories: Photographs of Writers by Art Shay showcasing Shay's landmark images of Nelson Algren and other notable writers.  Laura Ingalls Wilder: From Prairie to Page exhibit in the Writer's Room focuses on Wilder's lifelong relationship with language and writing that shaped her Little House series.

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Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Museums Chicago
$35
Be transported to the outer reaches of the Universe on a visit to Chicago's Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, the first planetarium in the United States. Since 1930 the country's oldest planetarium has been delighting audiences with the spectacle of the night sky. Visit The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time, Atwood Sphere Experience, Shoot for the Moon exhibit and choose from a range of Sky Shows in Grainger Sky Theater, Definiti Space Theater and Johnson Family Star Theater.

On your self-guided tour you'll visit the historic Atwood Experience identifying the positions of the brightest stars in the night sky and constellations they form. You'll also visit Shoot for the Moon, highlighting the exciting stories of space exploration and America's bold plans to travel to the Moon.

In Adler's newest exhibit The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time, be transported to the distant corners of the cosmos and witness how the Universe evolved over 13.7 billion years - from the Big Bang to modern day. Additionally, see a Sky Show in the Grainger Space Theater, Definiti Space Theater or Johnson Family Star Theater. There are over five Sky Shows to choose from and you can select which you would like to see upon arrival.

The Adler Planetarium is fun for the whole family and a great way to get a closer look and explore what's beyond our planet.

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VIP Skydiving Experience in Chicago

Adventure Michigan City
$389
Chicago's fastest, closest, and safest skydiving experience!  One hour from downtown Chicago in beautiful Northwestern Indiana, just 2 miles from Lake Michigan with fantastic Chicago skyline views on most days.  The VIP Fast-Pass Tandem Skydive is a includes pictures, video, t-shirt, edited video, and certificate, from up to 14,000'.  Accessible from downtown Chicago via the South Shore line (train), no car needed!  Spectators are welcome, so bring your family and friends to watch.

You do not have a specific appointment time with this skydive, just show up anytime between 10am and 3pm on weekends and you will be on the next available flight.  Also included are special jump t-shirt, custom skydive certificate, and edited video.  Upon arrival, you will check in with our front desk, verify your waiver and complete any payments if necessary.  You will then attend a short class on the do's and dont's of skydiving, taught by an experienced skydiving instructor (all of our instructors have thousands of safe skydives).  You will gear-up for the skydive and be paired with a professional instructor, who will guide you through loading in the aircraft, the climb to altitude, preparing for the jump, freefall, parachute flight, and landing.  Your instructor will be with you throughout the process and will help you in every way, all the while taking video and pictures of the experience.  You will be afforded the opportunity to help steer the parachute, if desired, during the flight.  After landing in front of your friends and family, you will be guided off the field and geared-down.  Your pictures/video are emailed to you within 24 hours.

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Tandem Skydiving Experience in Chicago

Adventure Michigan City
$188
Chicago's fastest, closest, and safest skydiving experience!  One hour from downtown Chicago in beautiful Northwestern Indiana, just 2 miles from Lake Michigan with fantastic Chicago skyline views on most days.  This is the Bronze Tandem Skydive which is a basic skydive, from up to 14,000'.  No pictures or video are included (they can be purchased upon arrival).  Accessible from downtown Chicago via the South Shore train line, no car needed!  Spectators are welcome, so bring your family and friends to watch.

Participants should arrive at their scheduled time, there is no need to be early but please don't be late.  Upon arrival, you will check in with our front desk, verify your waiver and complete any payments if necessary.  You will then attend a short class on the do's and dont's of skydiving, taught by an experienced skydiving instructor (all of our instructors have thousands of safe skydives).  You will gear-up for the skydive and be paired with a professional instructor, who will guide you through loading in the aircraft, the climb to altitude, preparing for the jump, freefall, parachute flight, and landing.  Your instructor will be with you throughout the process and will help you in every way, all the while taking video and pictures of the experience.  You will be afforded the opportunity to help steer the parachute, if desired, during the flight.  After landing in front of your friends and family, you will be guided off the field and geared-down.  Your pictures/video are emailed to you within 24 hours, or if you didn't purchase them ahead of time, you can buy them online.

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Real Pirates of the Inland Seas Sail

Adventure Chicago
$34
Join in on a journey through time on Lake Michigan. On this 75-minute sailing journey, you will hear stories of piracy and much more.

Come join this 75-minute sail on Lake Michigan. On this journey, you will hear true piracy stories from epic battles to trickery and treasure. Get a hands-on experience while listening to the incredible ales of real pirate adventures that happened right here on these magnificent inland seas, many years ago.

The tall ship crew consists of multi-talented individuals, many of whom have experience in the study of history, maritime lore, arts, music, and theater. Each are ready to bring their experience to enhance your enjoyment aboard Windy!

You can simply relax on deck in quiet or gather around for storytelling and hands-on fun.

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Chicago Puzzling Adventure

Adventure Chicago
$40

Turn Chicago into a game while partaking on a 2-hour Walking Adventure. Your smartphone will act as your guide, while you solve clues and complete challenges around the city. Entry price is per team.

Choose your own start time and embark on your adventure. With your smartphone as your guide, go on a brain-teasing and educational walking tour of your chosen neighborhood. Visit a series of locations and answer the questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction.

There is no need to race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the tour. Before heading to your next location, you'll have time to eat, drink, enjoy the sights, and use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You're only timed on your travel and puzzles.

At the end of your adventure, see your rank based on a combination of your answers to the questions and game clock time.

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The Magic Parlour Magic and Mind Reading Show in Chicago

Theater, Dance, & Musicals Chicago
$79

Join us for Chicago's premiere magic and mind reading performance inside one of the city's most beautiful and historic hotels, The Palmer House Hilton. Award-winning, third-generation magician, Dennis Watkins, delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery in one of the Windy City's most unique entertainment experiences. This intimate magic show is replete with mind-blowing magic and mind reading involving guests both on stage and from their seats. Now in its 7th year, The Magic Parlour has entertained guests from all over the world looking for an extra-special night out in Chicago. To date, the show has hosted more than 20,000 guests and over 700 ticketed performances. Performed for just 44 guests, seating at The Magic Parlour is general admission and arranged in a cabaret style giving everyone a wonderfully close-up experience with the magic.

DOWNTOWN CHICAGO'S MOST EXCLUSIVE MAGIC SHOW PERFORMS 5 SHOWS WEEKLY

TIMES: Friday nights at 7:30 and 9:30pm, and Saturdays at 4:30, 7:30 and 9:30pm. 

ATTIRE: Cocktail attire is suggested for this upscale event.

AGES: Best for adults and kids 12+.

LOCATION:
The Palmer House Hilton Hotel
17 E Monroe St, Chicago IL 60603
In the Loop, downtown Chicago

CHECK IN and WILL CALL
All tickets are held at will-call. Please check in 15 minutes before your showtime at Potter`s, the bar located on the lobby level of The Palmer Hilton House. From there, your host will direct you to the performance venue.

ARRIVAL TIME
Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to show time at Potter`s. A few minutes before showtime you will be directed to The Magic Parlour venue by a member of the team. Once you've arrived inside the private room at the Parlour, you will be able to choose your seats, and wine, beer and soft drinks will be served (included with your tickets).

RUN TIME
The Magic Parlour is a 90-minute experience performed without intermission.

ACCESSIBILITY
The Palmer House is fully accessible, and all floors may be accessed by elevator, located on the south end of the hotel. If you or someone in your party uses a wheelchair, or would like additional time to get to your seats, please provide notification so arrangements can be made. Although assisted listening devices are not offered, all seats are within 20 feet of the performance. If you have any other needs or questions, please contact the Access Coordinator, Kait Mikitin, +1 773-769-3832.

PARKING AT THE PALMER HILTON HOUSE
Self Parking

A parking deck is located at 55 E. Monroe
Valet Parking
Available at both the Wabash and Monroe entrances of the hotel

Public Transportation to The Palmer Hilton House:
Monroe Red Line
Monroe Blue Line

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20,000 Leagues Under the Seas at Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago

Theater, Dance, & Musicals Chicago
$45
Professor Aronnax and crew set out to investigate a terrifying sea creature, but are quickly captured by the mysterious Captain Nemo. As they circle the globe aboard the Nautilus submarine, they must confront the monsters that lurk below…and within. Ensemble Member David Kersnar directs Jules Verne's epic adventure in this World Premiere.

Opened in June 2003, Lookingglass Theatre Company is located inside the Water Tower Water Works building on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago.  Its pieces have an emphasis on the spectacular and the physical. 

The Lookingglass Theatre Company seeks to redefine the limits of theatrical experience and to make theatre exhilarating, inspirational, and accessible to all.  Through theatre, which invites, even demands, interaction with its audience, the company's goal is to fire the imagination with love, to celebrate the human capacity to taste and smell, weep and laugh, create and destroy, and wake up where we first fell --- changed, charged and empowered.

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Physical Festival Pass in Chicago

Theater, Dance, & Musicals Chicago
$18
Physical Festival is a contemporary, visual, and physical theater festival. 

The fifth annual Physical Festival will be nine whirlwind days of physical theatre programming featuring four shows from around the world, a hometown master, master classes with international guest artists, and a Scratch Night featuring new short works from local performers.

For details of the shows go to: www.physicalfestival.com/shows

Your choice of a one-show pass or a festival pass.

What will I see at Physical Festival?

Contemporary: The Festival seeks to program work that uses cutting-edge, on-the-pulse theatrical forms that are responding to the contemporary moment using contemporary notions of theater. 

Visual: The Festival seeks to offer work that elevates the visual aspects of its stories, theater which is occupied with the creation of visual atmospheres and images as much as verbal text.

Physical: The Festival seeks to present work that pursues storytelling through primarily physical means, whose aim is to create original stories which start and end with the body as the foundational textual source.


Valid for all Physical Festival Chicago 2018 shows at Stage 773 - Chicago, IL

Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont, Chicago IL 60657
Phone: 773.327.5252

FRIDAY JUNE 1

  • 7pm Nobody's Home
    Theatre Temoin & Grafted Cede Theatre (UK, USA)
  • 9pm The Red Bastard: Lie with Me
    Eric Davis & Aitor Basauri (New York, USA)

SATURDAY JUNE 2

  • 7pm Nobody's Home
    Theatre Temoin & Grafted Cede Theatre (UK, USA)
  • 9pm The Red Bastard: Lie with Me
    Eric Davis & Aitor Basauri (New York, USA)

SUNDAY JUNE 3

  • 5pm Nobody's Home
    Theatre Temoin & Grafted Cede Theatre (UK, USA)
  • 7pm The Red Bastard: Lie with Me
    Eric Davis & Aitor Basauri (New York, USA)

MONDAY JUNE 4

  • 7pm Scratch Night

TUESDAY JUNE 5

  • 7pm Drunken Half Angel
    Michael Montenegro (Chicago)

WEDNESDAY JUNE 6

  • 7pm Drunken Half Angel
    Michael Montenegro (Chicago)

THURSDAY JUNE 7

  • 7pm The Other
    Gael Le Cornec (Brazil/France)
  • 9pm The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de La Mancha
    Little Soldier Productions (Spain/UK)

FRIDAY JUNE 8

  • 7pm Scratch Night

SATURDAY JUNE 9

  • 7pm The Other
    Gael Le Cornec (Brazil/France)
  • 9pm The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de La Mancha
    Little Soldier Productions (Spain/UK)
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Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater in Chicago

Theater, Dance, & Musicals Chicago
$55
See the Blue Man Group, one of Chicago's longest running shows, at the Briar Street Theater in downtown Chicago. The phenomenon that has visited cities around the globe is integrating new technology into their shows with their 'GiPad,' a giant tablet. This family friendly show combines the traditional 'Blue Man' antics with 21st-century technology for an amazing visual experience.

Come watch the recently updated Blue Man Group in Chicago at the Briar Street Theater. As one of the longest running show in Chicago, the Blue Man Group is responding to the ever-changing technology by integrating new-age technology into their shows.

The show features the Blue Man Group's 'GiPad,' a giant tablet, for several aspects of the show. The lights, colors and spectacles fascinate kids, while adults enjoy the humor and social commentary of the Blue Man Group.

Despite the all-ages appeal, the Blue Man Group is not recommended for children under five years of age. It is up to the box office or front of house manager's discretion to admit children under the age of three into the theater. All children must have a ticket and sit in their own seat.

The pulsating new finale features an original Blue Man Group music score that will have you jumping to your feet.

Special Offer - Travel between May 28th, 2018 and September 2nd, 2018 to save 21% off our previously offered price! - Book Now!

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Chicago Architecture Fireworks Cruise

Water Tours Chicago
$43
On Wednesday and Saturday evenings in the summer, take a dramatic, 90-minute night-time cruise and get a glittering view of Chicago's iconic skyscrapers. Your evening ends with an up-close view of Navy Pier's spectacular fireworks display from either Lake Michigan or the mouth of the Chicago River.

Make your way to either Navy Pier or Michigan Avenue for your cruise departure. Board your river boat and find a comfortable seat; a restroom and sometimes a full bar are available on the boat. The tour begins when your guide, an architecture expert, gives you an introduction to the city's landmarks. 

Along your scenic 90 minute cruise, see buildings by world-famous architects including Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. A boat on the river is the best vantage point to admire the distinct city skyline and the fireworks display.

Pass by more than 40 distinctive buildings, including the the Aon Center, the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) the Wrigley Building and the IBM Building. Listen as your guide recounts the two major events that helped shape the architectural history of the city. Learn about how the invention of balloon-frame construction revolutionized how homes were built, and hear the dramatic story of Chicago's rise from the Great Fire of 1871. Both of these milestones led Chicago to become one of the cradles of modern American architecture.

Your cruise concludes with a fantastic view of the Navy Pier fireworks display.

Please see the Itinerary section below for a full list of buildings on the tour.

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Lake Michigan Sightseeing Fireworks Cruise

Water Tours Chicago
$31
On Wednesday and Saturday evenings in the summer, admire all of Chicago's fabulous lakefront sights and attractions on this 60-minute Lake Michigan boat tour, which ends with a spectacular view of the Navy Pier's glittering fireworks display. Cruise along Lake Michigan and take in amazing views of the city's famous skyscrapers and famous fireworks from a great vantage point. Enjoy drinks from the onboard bar as you relax on this sightseeing fireworks cruise.

Your tour begins with a 40 minute sightseeing cruise on Lake Michigan, where you'll marvel at all of Chicago's fabulous lakefront sights. On this boat tour, your guide will tell you about Chicago's colorful history and famous landmarks as you enjoy the panorama of Chicago's famous skyline.

See Chicago's major skyscrapers like the John Hancock Center, Aon, Trump Tower, Willis Tower (Sears Tower) and more. Spot downtown areas like the Gold Coast, Streeterville, Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain. 

Your tour concludes with a fantastic view of the Navy Pier fireworks display.

Feel free to purchase beverages at the on-board bar (cash only).  This is a perfect way for the entire family to experience Chicago's beautiful lakefront!

This cruise is seasonal and operates in the summer only.

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Chicago Themed Evening Cruises

Water Tours Chicago
$55
Set sail from Navy Pier on a special evening cruise, where each cruise allows guests to experience a different side of Chicago. Events range from wine tasting cruises to brew cruises. You can even experience a live comedy show while passing by some of Chicago's finest architectural landmarks. There's something for everyone on these one-of-a-kind evening river cruises!

Make your way to Polk Bros. Park at Navy Pier for your cruise departure. Board your river boat and grab a seat or a drink to start your night.

Enjoy a relaxing scenic sunset cruise while sampling selections of wine from Chicago's own Lynfred Winery.  Or, experience a one-of-a-kind brew cruise accompanied by tasty appetizers and a live DJ.

Along the scenic 90-minute route, see buildings by world-famous architects including Mies van der Rohe, Helmut Jahn and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. A boat on the river is the best vantage point to admire the distinct city skyline.

Pass by more than 40 distinctive buildings, including the Aon Center, the John Hancock Center, the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) the Wrigley Building and the IBM Building. Enjoy a drink with your friends as you sail past the iconic buildings that line the Chicago River and enjoy a nice summer night out on the town. 

Your cruise ends at its starting point.

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Chicago New Year's Eve Luxury Dinner Cruise

Seasonal Events Chicago
$311
Take a 3 hour gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world's top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right onboard. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks such as the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and John Hancock building, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.

Spend an exceptional evening cruising the shoreline of Chicago onboard a luxury yacht, admiring the city's striking architecture as you enjoy a gourmet, 3-course dinner. It's the perfect way to spend a festive evening living it up with friends, family, or that special someone during your time in Chicago.

Make your way to Navy Pier on the evening of your cruise, making sure to dress to impress for this festive evening. As you make your way through this famous entertainment complex, enjoy the bustling mix of pedestrians, street performers, and lakeshore views found at this famous pier.

Then step onboard your yacht to begin your unforgettable evening. You'll have your picture taken by the ship photographer to help capture the moment. Then follow your host as you're whisked to your table for your meal. The servers will introduce themselves and offer you the chance to decide how you'd like them to pace your meal.

Musical entertainment is provided by the onboard DJ, who will keep things lively with a mix that covers everything from classic jazz to more contemporary hits.

When you have a few moments, make sure to explore the ship's luxurious design and amenities. Ranging from the temperature-controlled dining area to the observation deck, you're sure to notice the vessel's attention to detail and unique art-deco interior accents, most of which pay homage to the classic ocean liners of yesteryear. Make sure to also stop by the Captain's bridge, an area that's open to all guests for the majority of the cruise.

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Chicago New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Seasonal Events Chicago
$230
End the year with a bang when the sky lights up at midnight! Make your evening in Chicago one to remember with this 3-hour cruise featuring dinner, sightseeing, and dancing along the shores of Lake Michigan. Feast your eyes on incredible views of iconic Windy City sights like Navy Pier, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Buckingham Fountain, and Soldier Field, then fill your belly with a bountiful all-you-can-eat buffet. Continue the celebration with a live DJ, who will mix up a selection of dance favorites.

Make your way to Navy Pier, where boarding begins at 8:30pm for a 9:30pm departure. You'll dance, dine, and celebrate during this beautiful 3-hour cruise along the shores of Lake Michigan, enjoying amazing Windy City skyline views along the way.

Enjoy a few drinks (own expense) as you cruise, then sit down to an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes salads, pastas, gourmet entrees from a carving station, and an amazing spread of desserts. 

Following the meal, head to the dance floor to join a top DJ for the evening's party, grooving with the backdrop of the Chicago skyline. This 3-hour cruise concludes at the original departure point. 

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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour at Night: Summer Lights and Fireworks

Seasonal Events Chicago
$30

On this 'architecture lite' tour, you visit the most beloved spots in downtown Chicago during this enchanting stroll. You will stay very close to Lake Michigan, weaving your way through secret spots that one can only discover on foot, as you make your way to the absolute best view of Chicago.  Bring your cameras as this is one place you'll want to capture the view!  

Please note, this tour is 'architecture lite.' Rather than learning a ton of information about architecture and history, this tour is meant for the simple enjoyment of the city's prettiest spots at night. You won't find a boat, a bus, or even a segway on this tour. Come and take an evening walk with us.

On this special summertime tour, you will have the chance to slow down from your day and experience the elegant beauty of the city at night. You will enjoy both well-known and secret gardens located just mere blocks away from the Magnificent Mile. At the end of this tour, you will take in the fireworks show at Navy Pier from a secret viewing spot. This tour allows you to see the best view of the Chicago skyline at night and much more.

This tour is slightly longer than regular routes, lasting for about 2 hours and covering 2.5 miles. You'll arrive at the fireworks viewing spot by 9:30pm.

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Chicago CityPASS

Sightseeing Passes Chicago
$106

Chicago CityPASS is the best deal in the Windy City, giving you discounted admission to five of the city's premier attractions. The Chicago CityPASS ensures you'll get the most out of your vacation - yet it is so compact it will fit into your back pocket. It's all you need to see the best of Chicago!

Chicago CityPASS includes entry to:

    • Shedd Aquarium (includes VIP entry to Waters of the World galleries, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians special exhibit and Stingray Touch (May to October), plus your choice of a 4-D Experience.
    • The Field Museum (includes All-Access Pass, including admission to all permanent and ticketed exhibitions plus your choice of one digital 3D film)
    • Skydeck Chicago (includes Fast Pass admission to the Skydeck's 360-degree views and The Ledge glass-floor balconies)
    • ChoiceTicket 1: Museum of Science and Industry (includes VIP entry into the museum, including Science Storms, U-505 (exhibit only), YOU! The Experience, an Omnimax show and Motion Simulator Ride) OR 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory) (includes Fast Pass admission to Chicago's best views and only open-air Sky Walk)
    • Choice Ticket 2: Adler Planetarium (includes VIP entry and general admission to all exhibitions, the historic Atwood Sphere and one 3-D theater show) OR Art Institute of Chicago: (includes audio tour and admission to all permanent collections and non-ticketed special exhibitions)

    This is the best way for you to save time and money. Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information, including hours of operation, contact and transportation information and insider tips.

    Most venues included in the pass have different minimum ages for free entry. It is your choice whether you purchase a pass for infants and children to avoid standing in ticket lines to verify ages and pay admission upon entry. You may purchase a Child Pass for infants and children, however this may not be cost saving.

    Special Offer - Buy the Chicago CityPASS to save up to 51% on 5 admissions, compared to booking attractions separately. - Book Now!

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    Chicago Explorer Pass

    Sightseeing Passes Chicago
    $79
    Create your own sightseeing itinerary with the Chicago Explorer Pass, saving up to 42% on ticket prices. This multi-attraction pass, valid for 30 days after your first use, provides admission to your choice of up to five attractions, tours or activities at one low price. Make your selections from more than 25 top sites and things to do, including Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier and an Architecture River Cruise. It's the easiest and most affordable way to explore the Windy City at your own pace. Simply download your pass on your mobile device and go – no voucher redemption required!

    When you pick up your Chicago Explorer Pass, peruse the included guidebook to choose the three or five activities that interest you most from more than 25 museums, tours, cruises and other attractions. The pass also provides discounts at restaurants and retailers around the city.

    Valid for 30 days from the first day of first use, the pass gives you the flexibility to customize your sightseeing itinerary and discover Chicago highlights at your own pace. The guidebook includes attraction descriptions, hours of operation, directions and maps.

    Access to your chosen attractions is easy — simply swipe your pass at designated ticketing areas and enjoy! Perhaps you'll visit Adler Planetarium; take a walking tour with the Chicago Architecture Foundation; explore the city with a half-day bike rental at Navy Pier; or check out the Museum of Science and Industry — the choice is yours.

    See below for a full list, including additional savings.

    Special Offer - Save 5% or more on 4- and 5-day passes when you travel now through February 28, 2018. - Book Now!

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    Haunted Evening Chicago Pub Tour

    Ghost Tours Chicago
    $25
    Join this Chicago haunted pub tour which is a combination ghost tour and pub crawl that will take you on a walking tour to explore the fascinating history of Chicago and hear some of its most famous and creepy haunted stories. 21+ only. A costumed guide will lead tour goers on a 2.5 hour journey, offering glimpses into the past and revealing the stories of long-dead phantoms and specters who still call Chicago home. You'll visit three different bars, and have time to enjoy a delicious libation (at own expense) as the guide tells them about all the spooky happenings and great history of this town!

    The tour begins at the Red Lion Pub, an English pub style bar, where guests will meet their costumed guide, either a Roaring 20s Flapper or Gangster. From there, guides will take you on a journey through alleys, around buildings, and creep you out with stories of murdered gangsters, vanishing hitchhikers, and forgotten cemeteries hidden just underfoot. You'll visit three different bars where guests can grab a delicious “spirit” (at own expense) and listen to tales of things that go bump in the night. 21+ only. The walking tour covers approximately one mile and ends about a block away from the starting location at Lincoln Station. 

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    Tickets for Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground

    Cabaret Chicago
    $30
    Welcome to your night done right with Top Shelf Retrotainment from Chicago's Best in Burlesque and Variety. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret is a wild, weekly, comedy and burlesque cabaret featuring charming and disarming hosts, the beautiful Kiss Kiss Coquettes, the fabulous Underground Vaudettes, and other amazing burlesque talent, hilarious comedians, feats of magic, juggling and acrobatic variety, and even the occasional drag queen - a veritable smorgasbord of Vaudeville-styled and variety entertainment, guaranteed to suit many a different fancy. A different show every night guarantees you will never be bored and will rarely see the same thing twice.

    By the time you pass the dapper doorman and reach the bottom of the grand staircase, you'll have jumped back in time to an era long past. Welcome to the Top Shelf Retrotainment of Uptown Underground! Check in with the host and be seated in the Moonshine Mainstage, complete with a gorgeous, jewel box stage that harkens back to the grand performance halls of the Gypsy Rose Lee crowd. Sit back, relax, and order a delicious drink from your server while soaking in the history of a venue that was rumored to be a speakeasy once owned by Capone himself.

    The eclectic menu boasts brands of local and regional craft beers, wines, and spirits. Wet your whistle on a Walt's Manhattan, named after the man who built the bar, Glitter Gimlet, or if you're into something sweet and fruity, the Muffy Mai Tai. On any given night of the week, be prepared to be serenaded by singers, dazzled by dancers, mesmerized by magicians, diva-fied by drag queens, or cracking up at comedians.

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    Chicago City Minibus Tour with Optional Architecture River Cruise

    Multiday Tour Chicago
    $35
    Don't miss Chicago's famous sights and fabulous views on this award-winning small-group sightseeing tour of the city. Travel through Chicago with an expert guide on a comfortable minibus, stopping at iconic locations like the Willis (Sears) Tower, The Rookery in downtown Chicago (Frank Lloyd Wright architecture), Museum Campus (for the BEST skyline view), The Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Lake Shore Drive and more! Along the way, your guide will provide historical and informational commentary about the area and its beautiful attractions. The small-group atmosphere with maximum of 12 people ensures a more personal experience.
    You also have the option to upgrade to include a 75-minute Architecture Cruise down the Chicago River! This popular open-top boat tour offers the perfect vantage point to admire the city's renowned buildings.

    See the famous landmarks of Chicago on a small-group, 2-hour guided tour of the city! Riding comfortably in a temperature-controlled minibus with luxurious seats and oversized windows for excellent viewing, your guide will lead you through several Chicago neighborhoods, making postcard-worthy photo stops at Museum Campus (which boasts the best view of the Chicago skyline), in The Loop, along the Chicago River  and more.

    As you admire the world's first skyscrapers of downtown Chicago, also known as ‘the Loop,' and take in stunning views of Lake Michigan, your guide will provide historical and informational commentary and answer any questions you have. This must-do city tour has won Chicago's Concierge Preferred award two years in a row. French-, Spanish- and Italian-language handouts will be provided upon request.

    Upgrade: For more sightseeing, this time by water, upgrade your tour to include a Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour! This 75-minute open-top boat cruise provides an in-depth look at the architecture of Chicago, as well as the opportunity to learn about the role the river has played in the city's history.

    Chicago sights seen include:

    • Lincoln Park
    • The Loop
    • Chicago River
    • Zoo gardens
    • Museum Campus
    • The Willis (Sears) Tower
    • Millennium Park
    • The Rookery
    • Chicago Board of Trade
    • The Magnificent Mile
    • High Hefner's Original Playboy Mansion
    • The Water Tower
    • Navy Pier
    • Chicago Cultural Center
    • Art Institute of Chicago
    • Buckingham Fountain
    • Grant Park
    • Route 66

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    The Original Pizzeria UNO: Deep-Dish Cooking Class with Lunch in Chicago

    Classes Chicago
    $45
    Enter the original Pizzeria UNO before it opens and learn how to create the perfect deep-dish pizza from the restaurant that invented it! Join a cooking class at any of five participating UNO Pizzeria & Grill locations. You'll shape the dough in an UNO deep-dish pan, crush tomatoes to create your own sauce, layer your cheese and add your choice of toppings the way you want them.

    Please note: Reservations are required. To reserve class space, please confirm with tour operator. Guests are encouraged to reserve class space within 30 days of purchase. Present voucher upon arrival.

    Over 70 years ago, UNO Pizzeria & Grill brought its iconic deep-dish pizza to pizza lovers across the country. Now, the original downtown Chicago restaurant is opening up its kitchen to show you how to perfect its legendary recipe. Your cooking class includes instruction, a pizza lunch with salad, and a beverage. Enjoy your custom creation for lunch and take home the recipe to make it again! Classes are taught by UNO managers with decades of deep-dish knowledge.

    Classes are available Tuesday through Saturday (subject to availability) and run from 8:45am to 10:45am. Not valid on holidays or holiday weekends.