Virtual Events
for Curious People

Our virtual events inspire connections and uplift meetings.

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We bring curious people to explore, learn and interact on live, virtual events of Chicago history and architecture. Using stunning visuals and innovative games, our virtual tour events tell stories of the 1893 World’s Fair, the history of 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
"Very animated and interesting. Highly recommended"
"Super fun and informative — I even had a couple of beers while I was learning about drinking history."
Jim H

Our Story

Founder Amanda Scotese has worked in travel for 20 years, including a decade as a Tour Guide and Guidebook Researcher with Rick Steves’ Europe. She created Chicago Detours to bring people to explore stories and places of Chicago architecture and history that even locals didn’t know…

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