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Chicago's Gold Coast Hidden History: A Self-Guided Audio Walk

Amy Bizzarri, author of 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss, takes you on a fascinating self-guided audio tour of hidden historical spots in Chicago's gilded Gold Coast. Peep behind the gates of the original Playboy Mansion, walk along a wooden block-paved alley, sip a Faster Pussycat in Chicago's oldest piano bar and more as you enjoy a delightful walk through time in this exclusive Chicago neighborhood.

The starting point is the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 N. Clark Street. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

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50 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Lifetime access to Hidden History in Chicago's Gold Coast tour
    • VoiceMap Application
    • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
    What's excluded :
    • Smartphone
    • Transportation
    • Food/Drink
    • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-6038

    While at the Chicago History Museum you'll want to check out the newly restored dioramas which depict Chicago's rise from a desolate frontier outpost to the bustling city of today. You'll also find the South Side Elevated Railroad. Its the first-ever elevated rapid transit line in Chicago and was used to shuttle fair goers to the World's Columbian Exposition. You'll also be able to view the deathbed of Abraham Lincoln.

    Pass By: International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610

    For anyone looking to have chills sent up their spine, the International Museum of Surgical Science delivers. The exhibits here deal with various aspects of Eastern and Western medicine. The museum itself is housed in a 1917 mansion designed as a Chicago-style interpretation of the Petit Trianon of Versailles.

    Pass By: Zebra Lounge, 1220 N. State St., at W. Division St., Chicago, IL

    An outstanding Chicago night out on the town always ends piano side, sipping Lemondrops and singing along with the piano man into the wee hours at the Zebra Lounge. Hidden in the lobby of a vintage apartment building in the glam Gold Coast, the Zebra Lounge has been swinging with live piano players seven nights a week since 1929.

  • Departure Point :
    Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 5/20/2019 - 10/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    Zebra Lounge, 1220 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


English - Audio

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Activity ID: V-110804P96

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