If you aren’t on our mailing list yet, then you haven’t heard of our special interior tour of the Chicago Temple Building we are offering this Saturday, August 6. Ever since I first popped into this building while conducting research for our “Inside the Loop: Explore […]
Chicago Detours approaches the city not just as a history museum, but as a living organism to be experienced in the present, and the future, too. The city is abuzz with talk of Chicago as a hot place for technology start-ups. Mayor Emmanuel announced the “Apps […]
Is all the talk of debt ceilings and foxy Rupert’s phone-tapping scandal getting you down? While our heroic public servants in the Capitol continue their nail-biting bargaining to raise the debt ceiling, the true spirit of free speech will be exercised this Saturday 7/30 at the […]
Today the U.S Coast Guard lay flowers on the site of the disaster along with the people of the Eastland Historical Society to commemorate Chicago’s worst disaster of human casualties. In 1916 the ship was ready to head out for the Western Electric Company’s annual picnic […]
Dwight H. Perkins, prairie school architect, has a number of relevant buildings located throughout Chicago, yet has traveled under the historical-radar. His most famous buildings are located in the Lincoln Park Zoo and offer an opportunity to learn more about the oldest public zoo in North America.
We are offering a third off tour tickets THIS WEEKEND ONLY for our multimedia tour by bus, entitled “Our Chicago Sound: Jazz, Blues & Beyond.” The deal celebrates the magic of three: jazz trios, thirds in blues, and the fact that this is the new tour […]
Chicagoans associate Indiana with Gary, and its steel mills, unemployment, and factory landscape. Few are aware of the nearby community of Miller Beach, surrounded by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. (Little fact: Only four parks have the designation of “National Lakeshore” and all of them are […]
I knew a few things about Louis Sullivan before exploring the Chicago Cultural Center’s exhibit, “Louis Sullivan’ s Idea.” I knew vaguely that Sullivan was a philosophical force behind the Chicago School of architecture. I also knew that the phrase “form should follow function” would be […]
To celebrate the summer launch of the “Good Times Around Michigan Ave” interactive walking tour, we are having a photo contest! Thirty lucky winners will receive free walking tours-for-two (choice of 10:00am, 1:30pm, and 4:30pm) on Friday, April 29th. To receive the tour, normally $26 ($52 […]
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