Chicago Crime Tours in Chicago, IL

163 East Pearson St.Chicago, IL 60654  
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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.

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Steve W

Monroe, Washington

"Wow, Was It Really Like That?"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2016 NEW

We learned so much about the gangland days of Chicago in the 1930's. The guide was knowledgable and informative as well as entertaining. We saw Al Capone's personal speak easy and visited Frank Nitti's home (Now inside of one of the Harry Caray Restaurants). There 10,000 illegal Speak Easy's in Chicago during Prohibition and only 2,400 licensed bars now. Amazing! Well worth the time and the money.

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Heather S

Wichita, Kansas

"Pretty cool!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2016 NEW

This tour was a lot of fun! We got to learn about Chicago crime and see some of the places where important events happened. The bus was comfortable and the guide was informative!

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Sue H

West Midlands

"Excellent Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2016 NEW

We did this tour last week and had Ben as our guide, cant rate it enough what a funny and very informative tour we had. We booked it on spec after seeing an advert for it in one of the pamphlets in our hotel and were so glad we did. Learnt things we would never have known and found out that there were two iconic buildings right near our hotel. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Anthony J

"Worth it! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2016 NEW

The tour was very informative. If you're into these types of things this is definitely up your alley. I felt I was apart of a documentary on the gangster and crime history of Chicago. The guide, Ben was really knowledgeable and humorous. He's great actually! We loved it. You get off the bus a few times and even learn some general Chicago history and facts.

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Chicago, Illinois

"Excellent Specialized Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2016 NEW

This tour is worth every penny. It was about 1 hr and 45 min full of history and great stories of the mob characters of Chicago. I come from out of country but wouldn't have missed this for the world. I was fortunate to have John as the tour guide and my guess is he doubles as a stand-up comic. He was great. I liked that we stopped and got off the bus a few times to see special spots first hand. The bus was comfortable and the driver knew what he was doing. Congrats to all for a job well done.

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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.

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