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29.Jan, 2016 0

Oak Park – Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District

Historic Oak Park (2.5 hr.) Frank Lloyd Wright and Prairie School of Architecture Historic District was accepted for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. You will explore the ideas that began with the American home and expanded to include the relationship between architecture and landscape and,…

24.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on Little Italy & Greektown

Little Italy & Greektown

Taylor Street’s “Little Italy” (2.5 hr.) was once the home to almost all of Chicago’s Calabrese and Sicilian immigrants. Little Italy remains a classic Chicago original.   Pompeii Restaurant Giant-size sculpture of Christopher Columbus in Arrigo Park Statue of Joe DiMaggio occupies its own piazza. Our Lade of Notre Dame…

24.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on Chicago Chinatown

Chicago Chinatown

Chicago Chinatown (1.5 hr. walking tour) is a relatively compact area with easy access from the City.   Authentic Chinese restaurants – grocery stores and herbal apothecaries Shops sell everything from jade to local knick-knacks The Nine Dragon Wall Chinatown Gate Pui Tak Center Chinatown Square Ping Tom Memorial Park…

24.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on Historic Hyde Park

Historic Hyde Park

Hyde Park (3 hr. walking tour) Tour Hyde Park and campus of the University of Chicago.   Former home of the World’s Fair of 1893 Rockefeller Chapel Robie House – Frank Lloyd Wright Regenstein Library Oriental Museum University of Chicago Quad and Cobb Gate University of Chicago Law School Nuclear…

23.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on Lincoln Park Zoo & Statues in Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Zoo & Statues in Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Zoo (2.0 hr.) Established in 1868 with the gift of two swans from New York’s Central Park, Lincoln Park Zoo is the U.S.’s oldest free public zoo. The Zoo’s status as a world leader in wildlife conservation is evident in its educational exhibits.   Lincoln Park Conservatory Farm…

23.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on Historic Gold Coast

Historic Gold Coast

Historic Gold Coast is the city’s most up-scale and exclusive neighborhood. Among these quiet, tree-lined streets, you will find elegant multi-million dollar brownstones, numerous historic mansions, where some of the wealthiest families in Chicago live.   Original Playboy Mansion Archbishop’s Residence Potter Palmer Row Homes Charnley-Persky House Pump Room Latin…

23.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile Tour (2.5 hrs.) will give you a good sense of the vibrancy of the City.   Architectural Gems Brief River Walk Michigan Avenue-DuSable Bridge Four Relief Sculptures on the pylons of bridge houses Ft. Dearborn sidewalk markers Wrigley Building Trump Towers Tribune Towers John Hancock Center Fourth…

23.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on Grant Park

Grant Park

Grant Park (2 hr. walking tour) – is one of the “forever free and open” spaces which Daniel Burnham, famed architect and city planner, envisioned for Chicago back in 1909.   Art Institute of Chicago Gardens of Art Institute Kemeys Lions Buckingham Fountain Abraham Lincoln Statue Lakefront and Monroe Harbor…

23.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on Millennium Park & Maggie Daley Park

Millennium Park & Maggie Daley Park

Millennium Park (2 hr. walking tour)   Millennium Park, most popular destinations in Chicago opened 2004. Maggie Daley Park, opened in 2015 The Cloud Gate (a.k.a., “The Bean”) Crown Fountains Jay Pritzker Pavilion & Great Lawn Lurie Garden Millennium Monument in Wrigley Square (Peristyle) BP Bridge Maggie Daley Park (1…

11.Jan, 2016 Comments Off on Loop Public Art & Architecture

Loop Public Art & Architecture

Loop Public Art & Architecture – (3 hr. walking tour) Within the Loop, you will get a good feel for the hustle, bustle and strength of Chicago. The city of “Big Shoulders” works hard, plays hard, and takes great pride in its Public Art and Architecture.   Cultural Center –…