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.
Our four adult family members on this tour agreed that it was great though our expectation was to go inside more gangster hideouts. As we discovered many of these relics have been torn down. Too bad. Our tour guide did an amazing job providing gangster lore in an interesting and informative manner with a little humor on the side. Thanks for a fascinating glimpse of Chicago's history.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. He provided loads of interesting history on early Chicago crime and gangsters. The tour bus was comfortable and we got off the bus a few times to have a closer look at famous crime locations. Before the tour the three of of us locals were prepared for a "lame" experience, but we were very pleasantly surprised! It was a very fun 90 minute outing.
Had a blast at the Chicago Crime Tours. The tour guide was fun & engaging! We would highly recommend to anybody in the Chicago area.
The tour was great, very knowledgeable and pleasant staff! We needed a sign language interpreter for our group and they went above and beyond to provide a great experience!
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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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