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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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Kalan Nora A
"BEST FAMILY ACTIVITY!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2017 NEW
This was a wonderful thing to do with such a range of ages or people! We have been a few different walking/tour guides of the city and other cities as well- but having a ease of the bus tour really topped them all! The tour guide was fun and exciting. We really enjoyed learning and listening while seeing so much of the city.
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Andy J
"Great time! Best Tour in Chicago"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2017 NEW
Every where we go, we usually do a tour or two.. this was one of the best we have gone on. The tour guide was funny and informative... the bus was clean and warm (it was cold outside)... it was fun to get on and off at different attractions... Would highly recommend this tour! (We will be going again next time in Chicago)!
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Laurie D
"Highly recom"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 17, 2017 NEW
Rainy day in Chicago got to go on crime tour. Very informative and interesting trip. Our guide Ben was a great guide and very knowledgeable. We'd highly recommend this on a visit to the great city!
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frobert124
Tampa, Florida
"Outstanding Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2017 NEW
We unexpectedly had an extra day in Chicago because weather cancelled our outgoing flight. This tour was a great way to spend part of our afternoon. Our guide, Ben, was excellent!
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Don S
Lancaster, New York
"Awesome, just awesome!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 14, 2017 NEW
Our tour guide Ben was fantastic! At one point in the trip, he was going to show us an old newsreel, but it wouldn't play for some reason. He didn't miss a beat, and went on to give us a lot more cool insights into Chicago's mob past. He was also very sensitive to our needs regarding volume and heat in the bus! We saw some very cool attractions and got a great sense as to what life was like back in the gangster days. I'd highly recommend this tour!!
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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.