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Chicago Crime Tours in Chicago, IL

163 East Pearson St.Chicago, IL 60654
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Overview

Chicago Crime Tours offer luxurious 90-minute tours of the Windy City, revealing some of its darker history of infamous criminals and gangsters. Guests can ride comfortably in a luxury, climate-controlled bus while learning about Al Capone, John Dillinger, Terrible Tommy, and more, while seeing famous crime scenes, like the Biograph Theatre, Clark Street Bridge, Holy Name Cathedral and more.

Description

from Chicago Crime Tours
Escape into Chicago's underworld on a crime and mob tour with Chicago Crime Tours. Some of the world’s most famous criminals, mobsters and gangsters bamboozled their way through Chicago. Sit comfortably on a climate controlled bus and enjoy sightseeing famous Chicago crime scenes from the 19th century through modern times. Unlike Chicago walking tours, this luxury bus tour can't be stopped by Windy City weather.

Criminals and Mobsters
Investigate Al Capone, The Untouchables, The Chicago Mob, John Dillinger, H.H. Holmes, George Streeter, The Chicago Black Sox, Leopold & Loeb, and more. See the site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, one of Chicago's most notorious murder scenes.

Historic Landmarks
Stake out crime scenes like the Biograph Theatre, Holy Name Cathedral and other Chicago landmarks. Grab your camera for a drive-by shooting of the historic criminal courthouse, a Chicago architectural landmark where some of Chicago's most notorious cases were tried.

Chicago Crime Scenes
Escape into the criminal past of Chicago's River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Loop and Magnificent Mile neighborhoods. Get off the bus and explore where Chicago gangsters John Dillinger and Hymie Weiss stood just before their deaths.


Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

Kristine Price
1 Review
"Knowledgeable guide"
October, 2016
Lots of history and knowledge passed on through the tour. We had 3 stops, fun time. Ben excellent guide.

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Chris G
"I enjoyed it; however, think food at Harry Carrey's would have been an asset to the tour."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 29, 2016 NEW
Ben did a great job. We have two guests, one of which was handicapped late due to parking and walking to the tour and Ben was kind enough to wait that few minutes so that they could join us. I think food at Harry Carrey's would be a nice benefit to the tour.
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Sigursteinn S
"A bit disappointing"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 26, 2016 NEW
The tour is self was nice but what was truly missing was the H.H. Holmes that they advertise in there homepage. For us that was the reason why we joined the tour. There was a short mention of HH.Holmes and then the main focus of the tour was John Dillinger and Al Capone and we stayed mostly inside the bus the whole time where they showed us video clips. I would give this tour a 2 stars out of 5. I thought to my self while on this tour.. "I would get more out of watching a good documentary on youtube about crimes in Chicago". I wouldnt call it a waste of money but both me and my wife were disappointed and I can not recommend this tour.
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Mike R
"Fun times"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 20, 2016 NEW
The guy who took us on the tour was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. He brought a lot of enthusiasm and answered any questions myself or others had on the tour. I would make the tour another hour long and maybe include food.
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margoz9
Chicago, Illinois
"Chicago.... and crime!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2016 NEW
Very informative tour "sprinkled" with anecdotes to keep our voyage amusing. Big thumbs up for Sheila.
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451judithy
Bowling Green, Kentucky
"Fascinating tour though mostly from inside the bus"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2016 NEW
This is a VERY customer-oriented company, from the service on the phone in booking to our travel guide. Friendly, professional, made you feel welcome. Sheila, the guide, was knowledgable about the area and the time periods studied, and she gave some great trivia. Despite most of the passengers bewing so stone-faced, she made it work. The only issue I had: much of the tour is by bus, meaning you rarely get out and you drive past some places rather quickly. This tour could last for days - so much to see and hear. But I would have enjoyed at least stopping for 5 minutes at more than 2 spots. The section on John Dillinger was a delight for crime buffs: information, a walk-thru of his last minutes, and the way it was described put you there. I am a true crime author and the info given was true, not like some tours whose facts are not always "facts." Thanks, Chicago Crime Tours, for a fun and interesting tour! Sheila was awesome.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chicago Crime Tours

Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts and ends outside 163 E. Pearson St. (SE corner of Pearson and Michigan Ave) across from Water Tower Place mall.  Look for Black Windy City Limousine Bus with Chicago Crime Scene tape.

How early should I arrive?
Arrive at least 10 minutes early to check-in with tour guide.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 90 minutes, subject to traffic and weather.

Is there nearby parking?
Paid parking is available in nearby public garages, including Water Tower Place.  Water Tower Place parking is accessible from Chestnut Street. Standard rates apply.

Is this tour kid friendly?
We are a family and kid friendly tour.  Please let us know if you have any questions regarding children or tour content. We highly recommend that children under six do not attend the tour.

What places will we visit?
We visit places of criminal historical significance in the Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, River North & Loop neighborhoods.

Will we see actual physical crime scene locations?
Most of the crime scene locations still have an existing structure or building.

Do we get off the bus?
Yes, guests get off the bus multiple times, subject to traffic, weather and time. Walk in the footsteps of two famous Chicago gangsters just before their deaths.

Are restrooms available?
Please use the bathroom before the tour starts. There are no bathrooms on the bus.

Are the tours wheelchair accessible?
All are invited to participate on the tour.  Please let us know in advance if you have any special needs or requests.  We want to work with you.  The bus has storage for collapsible wheelchairs and strollers.  One of the stops includes walking up and down a stairwell.

Does weather affect the tour?
Chicago Crime Tours, at its exclusive option, reserves the right to cancel any specific tour due to extreme weather conditions and will offer customers a credit for a future tour.