I’ve always wondered what goes on in those exclusive clubs downtown. Have you ever noticed them? Their closed doors make it easy to just walk right by. I had the unexpected opportunity the other day to find out for myself at the University Club, a 124-year-old […]
Answers to tour Chicago architecture questions and more: What kind of stone is Chase made of? Well, I knew it was granite, but what kind of granite was the question. Pearl Gray Granite. Where did it come from? A tour guest who worked on the building […]
Yesterday neighborhoods were surprisingly alive by mid-day, since everyone stayed home from work and apparently wanted to play in the snow. I hear downtown was eerily empty, but in Logan Square kids were getting carted around with sleds with ropes, and it was quite fun to […]
The wholesale trade-show, the Chicago Market is about to begin, where buyers from around the world will shop for gifts and home products in the Merchandise Mart. As it opens up in the coming days, we are served with another reminder as to how the Midwestern […]
On our wintertime tour, “The Loop: Explore Without Freezing,” we experience the insides of buildings. With this unique perspective of architecture, we engage with intriguing stories of the inner-workings of city life. It’s pretty incredible the different worlds we step into over the short walking course […]
Chicago Detours treats our exploration of the city as an interactive, educational experience. We want to encourage your curiosity so we welcome questions. During my several years of working as a tour guide people have jokingly asked me if I ever make up answers. I’ve certainly […]
This dynamic website, designed by Studio of the Month, will help us fulfill our mission to share Chicago history and culture through our public walking tours and private tour programs. Many exciting developments are happening with Chicago’s newest tour company, which just launched this past summer! […]
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