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Chicago Crime Tours in Chicago, IL

163 East Pearson St.Chicago, IL 60654
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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.


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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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Emma E
Bedford, United Kingdom
"Guide was great but"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 25, 2016 NEW
The bus was comfortable and cool and the guide was really enthusiastic and knowledgable. However we felt the tour was really overpriced for what it was. It was 90 minute, whistle stop tour and didn't include Al Capones burial site. There are better value for money tours in Chicago. One of the main highlights-Harry Carey's bar can be visited separately for just the foot of a drink. You couldn't knock the guide or driver, it is just not worth the $40 pp price tag
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"You wont see much on this tour. High prices bus ride around the streets of Chicago."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 25, 2016 NEW
You listen to a guide talking the entire time, telling stories, and standing up blocking the view out of the bus main front window. For the few places that this tour visits compared to the cost, you can easily do yourself. Example, the tour brochure hypes that you will see the vaults and passageways used by the gangsters-instead just walk into Harry Carry restaurant(the original) in downtown and walk down the steps to the right of the main entrance and there is the vault and the tiny window you can see the passageways through, for free.
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John F
County Dublin, Ireland
"Very interesting"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 25, 2016 NEW
Mitch was a good guide who bonded well with his audience. Hie showed good knowledge of his subject and made it more interesting through his audience interaction. While many of the buildings have been demolished, they can hardly be blamed for that. I would prefer his honesty to feeding us rubbish. I had assumed that the tour would cover 1930's events only, but they also covered more recent events, which was interesting.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
"Tour was a great time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 23, 2016 NEW
Mitch was awesome. Had a great time. Learned a bunch about chicago. Comfortable and funny. Recommend to anyone.
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"Just like history class"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 22, 2016 NEW
Ben, our guide, was very personable and knowledgeable. Most of his storylines came from the basement of Harry Carry's bar ( take the tour to find out). Nice afternoon to spend with my wife, my son and his gal. Would be nice to get to stop a couple more places.
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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.