For one shining moment, Chicago was the center of the galaxy. The world turned its attention fully on one of the most beautiful cities ever built or dreamed - the "Columbian Exposition of 1893". As one author put it, “nothing in Paris, Rome, or London was near as perfect as Chicago’s White City!"
World’s Fair Tour
“Make no small plans. They have no magic to stir men’s souls.” – Daniel Burnham
Come with us on this Bus and Walking Tour and experience many of the amazing features of not only the 1893 “Columbian Exposition” event but the “Century of Progress” in 1933-34 as well!
Walk along the fairgrounds of both Fairs and relive what people saw for the first time during these colossal events. Learn what is what like to experience some of the following:
Listen to gripping stories that feature some of the following; Thomas Edison, Walk Disney, Milton Hershey, L.Frank Baum, Helen Keller, Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, H.H. Holmes and so many more. Did the Stock Market crash 3 days after Chicago was awarded the 1933 Fair? Why didn’t the 1893 Fair have an official closing? What is left today from these Fairs? How many victims did the notorious H.H. Holmes murder during his reign of terror at the 1893 Fair? The answer to these questions and countless others are addressed on this tour.
Come prepared to partake in our celebrated World’s Fair Trivia challenge with prizes awarded to the winners.
During the tour, guests will view guide books filled with carefully selected archive photos that fervently bring to life the glory of these wondrous feats!
Sunday Dates available: 4-8, 5-6, 6-24, 7-22 & 11-4
Departs from and ends at Hyatt Regency – 151 East Upper Wacker Drive – 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Check in begins at 12:30 pm near concierge desk – main lobby
Tour includes luxury bus, snacks and drinks
A minimum number of guests is needed to offer tour