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Chicago: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

1. Chicago: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

See a different side of Chicago on a family-friendly guided tour and hear the tales of the ghosts that haunt the city. Explore the famous Chicago Loop district with interesting stories hidden behind each turn. Embark along the Chicago Loop, known as the vice district during the 1920s and 30s. See the places where gangsters such as Al Capone used to party, make deals, and carry out business. Visit haunted locations and old crime scenes led by historians. Stop at the Congress Hotel, Death Alley, and the Palmer House. Enjoy a refreshment along with way, with frequent stops and a restroom break.

Chicago: Windy City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

2. Chicago: Windy City Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the meeting point then set off on an unforgettable walking tour through Northside Chicago. Travel back in time as you visit some of the city’s most haunted locations in the mysterious Lincoln Park neighborhood. Learn about the forgotten burial ground that forms the foundation of this bustling district. Check out the bathroom mirrors at Lincoln Park Zoo, home to the ghost of a Victorian woman in white. And, hear about the spirit that haunted Al Capone in his final days.  Throughout the tour, you’ll listen to the strange and disturbing tales of each location. On the standard tour, visit eight historic sites, or opt for the extended tour which includes 12 ghoulish locations. By the end of the tour you’ll have learned about and experienced firsthand the alternative side of Chicago.

Chicago: Wind and Souls Adults Only Guided Ghost Tour

3. Chicago: Wind and Souls Adults Only Guided Ghost Tour

Enjoy a spine-tingling walking tour learning about Chicago's gruesome and haunting past with a local guide. Hear stories about paranormal activity in the Alley of Death, a librarian's spirit that haunts a local library, the ghost of Al Capone, and a hotel that is said to have inspired Steven King. Begin your tour at The Chicago Theater and hear the tragic story of how 602 people lost their lives at the Iroquois Theater in the 1903 fire. Continue walking to the nearby James M. Nederlander Theater and learn about the paranormal activity in the Alley of Death. Move on to the Chicago Cultural Center to hear about Frederick H. Hild, the second librarian in the history of Chicago's public library system, who is claimed to be haunting the local library.  Walk to nearby Lincoln Park and understand why it's considered to be more of a burial ground than an actual park. You will then stop by The Art Institute of Chicago and discuss how more than 300,000 items are considered to be haunted.  Then it's time to visit Congress Triangle Garden to view the Congress Plaza Hotel. Considered to be one of the most haunted hotels in the country, Congress Plaza Hotel is said to have served as a source of inspiration for a short story written by Stephen King. Complete your tour at the Exchequer Restaurant and Pub, where you will hear about Al Capone's dark past, and how people claim his ghost haunts the entirety of Chicago.

Chicago: Gangsters, Ghosts, and Haunted Hotels Segway Tour

4. Chicago: Gangsters, Ghosts, and Haunted Hotels Segway Tour

If you are looking for fun things to do in Chicago at night, then this haunted Segway tour of the Windy City’s ghoulish murders and gruesome disasters, ghastly gangsters and ghostly tails is just for you. You will glide eerily around the streets escorted by an expert Segway guide. Creep through the shadows to hear true stories of ghosts and view the sites where some of Chicago's most appalling tragedies took place. You will sneak down to Lake Michigan for a look at Al Capone's haunted yacht, and pass by a Michigan Avenue hotel, alleged to be the most haunted in the city. Get the shivers as you hear accounts of the many unexplainable deaths and tales of the self-playing piano. Continue through the dark streets of downtown Chicago to Death Alley, site of the Iroquois Theatre fire where over 600 Chicagoans perished in a single day. Glide along the Chicago River to view the site of the worst maritime disaster in the city’s history, when 800 people perished. Then slope along the River Walk to see the site of the Fort Dearborn Massacre. If you haven’t got the shivers by now, then you must be made of stone. Perhaps you are even one of the walking dead…

Eastside Chicago: City Exploration Game

5. Eastside Chicago: City Exploration Game

Start the adventure at The Art Institute of Chicago. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Fountain of the Great Lakes. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game? After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

Chicago: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

6. Chicago: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

Discover Chicago’s famous haunted locations while playing the role of a lost soul wandering among the spirits of the city. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? Head to the Chicago History Museum, where the game will start. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to explore, and finish it at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish the game at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

Chicago: Family Friendly Ghost Walking Tour with Local Guide

7. Chicago: Family Friendly Ghost Walking Tour with Local Guide

Perfect for families, friends, or a combination of both, enjoy a spooky evening learning about Chicago's haunting past on a walking ghost tour with a local guide. Hear stories about America's first serial killer, the Devil Baby of Hull-House, and a hotel that is said to have inspired Steven King. Begin your tour at Cloud Gate, known as The Bean, to meet your guide and receive an introduction to the tour. Make your first stop at the Flying Dragon to hear about the Devil Baby of Hull-House, which is rumored to have inspired the film "Rosemary's Baby". Next, head over to the Chicago Stock Exchange Arch and learn about H. H. Holmes, considered to be America's first serial killer. Continue to the Abraham Lincoln statue and find out why Lincoln Park is considered more of a burial ground than an actual park. Then it's time to visit Congress Triangle Garden to view the Congress Plaza Hotel. Considered to be one of the most haunted hotels in the country, Congress Plaza Hotel is said to have served as a source of inspiration for a short story written by Stephen King. Further on your tour, learn about the Dearborn Massacre and American Gangster, John Dillinger. Conclude your tour at Buckingham Fountain to learn how the S. S. Eastland met a tragic end in the Chicago River.

Bobby's Fright Hike: Halloween Edition Chicago Bike Tour

8. Bobby's Fright Hike: Halloween Edition Chicago Bike Tour

Join Bobby’s Bike Hike as we unleash our Halloween "Fright" Hike bike tour through the city of Chicago! We’ll ride through a former cemetery where thousands of bodies are buried and visit the Chicago River site where 844 people drowned in the middle of broad daylight. It is believed that one man, Charley Porter, who was on the boat when it sunk, still haunts the area to this day. We’ll discuss Resurrection Mary, Chicago’s most infamous ghost, as well as explain some of Chicago’s most notoriously haunted locales from the Levee District to the Colombian Exposition and the exploits of the one and only H.H. Holmes.

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What people are saying about Chicago

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 82 reviews

This was a brilliant tour! We learned a lot about Chicago while socialising with other people. Brandon, was a knowledgeable and energetic tour guide. Price for the tour was worth the experience.

The tour was super nice and Brandon was a great guide! The time flew and we enjoyed the 2 hours walking around the city. Super recommended!

the tour was awesome and the guide excellent. it was amazing to hear about the rich backstories of chicago

Goid your. Nice at night. Lots of interesting stories of tragic events that happened in Chicago.

Wonderful experience! So much fun to hear and the walking is really easy-going.