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About: Chicago Detours is a boutique tour company that tells Chicago stories through in-person tours, virtual tours, and custom content for corporate groups and special events. We are passionate about connecting people to places and each other through the power of storytelling.
Tour Guides are Storytellers
I realized my tour company business is not the business I thought it was. For over a decade, my team and I specialized in neighborhood
Chicago’s Sustainable Food Movement: The Plant Chicago
The HISTORY of the Plant Chicago On the South Side of Chicago, a former meatpacking plant has figuratively been turned upside down on its unsustainable
Before WeWork There was Guild
Chicago Detours has innovated as a business in many ways since 2010, and one forward-thinking project we led was one of the earliest coworking spaces
Chicago Detours 2021 Year in Review
It’s all been a blur but an exciting 11th year in business! Change is certainly the theme for all our lives, and especially for businesses.
Detours 2021 Chicago-themed Gift Guide
Upon us is our annual tradition of the Chicago Detours curated gift guide, a compilation of Chicago-themed gifts for friends and family. These gifts are
Get To Know A Tour Guide – Ellen
1. How did you become a Chicago Detours guide? I was an independent tour guide during graduate school to make extra money, so Chicago Detours
The ‘L’ – Roots of a Chicago Landmark
The ‘L’ system is the centerpiece of Chicago’s mass transit system. From the tight corners and subways of the Loop to the farthest terminus stations,
A Self-Guided Chicago Women’s History Tour
We’ve asked people to identify a Chicago woman of history beyond Jane Addams, Jane Byrne, Oprah, or Michelle Obama. Sadly, they get stumped. Here we
How to Connect Teams with Virtual Events
If you’re reading this, then you know that team-building virtual events are essential for remote teams. With the explosion in virtual tour options out there,
What Was the Opening Day of the 1893 World’s Fair Like?
The opening day of the 1893 World’s Fair was a big deal! Chicago welcomed visitors from around the world to the opening ceremony of the
Was Marijuana Legal During Prohibition?
Was marijuana legal during the Prohibition Era in Chicago? Guests have asked some variation of that countless times when we’re discussing that time of gangsters
How We Designed the Badass Women Virtual Event
Our “Badass Women of History” virtual event has been getting a lot of attention, with features on NBC Chicago, WBEZ, WGN Radio and more. We’re