Virtual Events
for Curious People

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More than 27,000 guests have joined us for our live, interactive virtual events. On a private virtual event with Chicago Detours, you and your corporate, conference or educational group will hear stories across time of people, places and ideas of national interest. 

Stunning visuals,  innovative games, and quality swag all appeal to the senses to make these events fun. Our virtual events, which are selectively available to the public, explore women’s history, the 1893 World’s Fair, Chicago food and drink, the Chicago River and more. 

How it works


Live event hosts recount the big ideas and personalities across Chicago history.


Guests virtually travel through time and space via historic illustrations, 360-degree photos, and other beautiful visuals.

Team Building

Creative challenges, competitive games and reflection exercises help your team collaborate and connect.

Our Clients

"I wasn't sure what to expect with a virtual event, but WOW! Chicago Detours blew us away."
Kristin B
"This was a really good team bonding experience--a fun way to 'get to know each other' in a non-traditional way.

Our Story

Before becoming a virtual events company, Chicago Detours led walking, bus, and boat tours. Founded in 2010, Chicago Detours customizes fun and meaningful virtual experiences that connect people to places and each other through the power of storytelling. 

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