The “story” of Chicago is an amazing account of how a swampland located at the intersection of a lazy prairie river and Lake Michigan transformed into one of the world’s leading “Alpha” cities..
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: 1 Mile
Tours begin at Hyatt Regency – 151 East Upper Wacker Drive – near concierge desk. Check-in begins at 12:30 pm. Tour guide will have a sign with our name – Chicago’s Finest Tours. Tour ends at Block 37 – State & Randolph.
The “story” of Chicago is an amazing account of how a swampland located at the intersection of a lazy prairie river and Lake Michigan transformed into one of the world’s leading “Alpha” cities.
Watch Chicago’s history come to life with the use of our history archive view book.
At the Cultural Center, view the world’s largest Tiffany Dome while listening to stories about the Tiffany family of New York.
Only one block away, we can view the world’s largest Tiffany Ceiling in Macy’s Department Store.
The Daley Center is replete with stories of Chicago’s past and present not to mention the spot leading to the demise of the infamous “Blues Mobile”
featured in the Blues Brothers movie.
City Hall’s lobby is not only breathtaking but hurried and full of bustle as politicians make their way to and from the Mayor’s office or Chicago City
Council Chambers located on the second floor.
And lastly, the #1 Chicago’s History Tour concludes in Helmut Jahn’s crown jewel – State of Illinois Building – 100 West
History stories featured on the tour include some of the following: Marquette & Joliet, Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, Fort Dearborn Massacre, 1848 –
“Annus Mirabilis,” Illinois & Michigan Canal, raising Chicago, Chicago Watertower, Chicago shipping and Sanitation Canal, Union Stockyards, the Great
Chicago Fire, skyscrapers and architecture, the 1893 World’s Fair, S.S. Eastland Disaster, Burnham Plan, and so much more.
All tours include an intermission restroom stop and treat along the way!