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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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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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Stephanie M
Charleston, South Carolina
"Great way to see Chicago and have fun in Jan. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2017 NEW
Tour was prompt, the bus was clean and comfortable, the driver was safe and courteous. The guide, Sheila, was was fun and engaging - some of the jokes were not a hit but she rolled with it and interjected her own flavor to the stories. Our 15 and 20 yr old sons typically don't like anything we might suggest for entertainment but both really liked this tour. Most importantly, the company was great to work with from ordering, scheduling and then when we needed an accommodation for part of our group in scheduling, they were pleasant and helpful. This tour was a great way to see the city, hear some history you wouldn't normally hear, and spend time out of the cold!
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Edmond, Oklahoma
"The Godfather of All Tour Guides"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 05, 2017 NEW
The Chicago Crime Tour was a thoroughly entertaining way to savor the Windy City's colorful history. Our tour guide, Mitch, made the experience incomparably splendid. His infectious energy, ready wit, and charming edge engaged virtually everyone on our tour bus. That every member of our generationally layered family fell in love with him is a testament to how brilliant he is in his role as the Godfather of all tour guides.... Go and enjoy!
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Toronto, Canada
"Interesting perspective of Chicago "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 02, 2017 NEW
Ben was great at entertaining us with the history of crime in Chicago! A knowledgeable and professional tour guide.
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Allison F
Salem, Massachusetts
"Mitch was awesome & so was the information!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2016
I don't even know how anyone could possibly be disappointed with this tour --- you're on a heated bus, for goodness sake! What a luxury! We were able to cover so much ground & so many amazing spots related to numerous aspects of Chicago crime history. I kept saying to my friends that I wished the tour were twice as long. It was about 7 degrees outside when we took the tour today but any of the stops where we hopped off and looked around were so exciting, the cold didn't matter. Our guide, Mitch, was just as best as they come. I'm a tour guide in the Boston area and I'm sure I sometimes have an involuntary tendency to be nitpicky because of that, but I have no bad words to say about Mitch whatsoever. He was exactly the kind of guide with the right attitude needed for this subject material. And he was hilarious. Also, just a note to the previous review about HH Holmes - the site of the 'Murder Castle' is a) really far, b) not a safe area, and c) not there anymore. I think you'd have been more disappointed to have the bus go all the way out there only to see next to nothing. The company doesn't seem to promise visiting any HH Holmes site so it isn't fair to lower their rating because of reasons completely out of their control when the rest of the sites they visit and the accompanying material is so great.
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Scott H
"Great tour of a great city "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2016
We came on December 15th, and in frigid temperatures. Our tour guide Mitch was absolutely terrific. He had awesome energy and really cared about the people on the group. I sincerely appreciated the tour, and his sense of humor.
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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.