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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.

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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Tommi C
Lowell, Indiana
"Chicago Crime Tours-Fun TIme!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2017 NEW
This was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The tour guide Billy was terrifically funny and made the tour worth it. Most of the sites are gone but it was still very interesting to drive by many of the sites I have heard about for years. Billy told many stories of crime bosses and described their crimes that were so interesting. We got off the bus at the Biograph Theater and walked to the location where Dillinger was actually shot. We also got out of the bus at Frank Nitti's old apartment(where Harry Carey's Steakhouse is now located) and walked down to the basement to see his safe and entrance to hidden tunnels underneath the city. Lastly got out to view outside of one of Al Capone's high dollar Speakeasy. We had a great time and highly recommend it. The bus was very comforatable and even had a viewing screen to watch some short videos of areas we were visiting. Thanks for a great time Billy and driver Jefferson(I think that was his name)!
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Stroud, United Kingdom
"Thank you Shelia!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 13, 2017 NEW
We had a great 2 hours on this crime scene tour! Sheila was a wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable, and kept our attention the whole time. This was one of the best parts of our trip to Chicago
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Robert K
Sheffield, Ohio
"Best tour I've had in a while"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2017 NEW
We had .Ben as our tour guide. He was incredibly informed about not inky the subject matter but the city in general. It was extremely entertaining and informative. He also does not glamorize the mobsters that are discussed. Great tour!
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Chicago, Illinois
"Excellent tour! Excellent tour guide! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2017 NEW
The tour provided great Chicago history, and our guide Sheila was so entertaining and fun - a genuine Chicagoan who brought so many Chicago stories to life - with her knowledge - and humor! We will recommend it to family and friends who visit! Excellent!
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Johnny C
"Excellent Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 30, 2017 NEW
This tour was awesome. Everything was well-explained and you could tell the guide was passionate about it. The bus ride also affords you the opportunity to see a lot of the city. I'd recommend this activity to anyone visiting Chicago.
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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.