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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.
Take a Free Self-Guided William LeBaron Jenney Walking Tour
William LeBaron Jenney designed the world’s first steel-frame skyscraper in 1885, creating a new style of construction which would come to define the city. You
Four Unconventional College Student Group Activities in Chicago
We often hear from guests that it’s tricky finding interesting college student group activities in Chicago. Our private tours are popular with university groups looking
Where’d Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Come From?
Chicago deep dish pizza is our city’s most famous culinary creation, but layers of mystery and uncertainty shroud its origins and early history. It’s rather like
Mysteries Solved on Our Wicker Park Neighborhood Tour
We’re going to answer some questions and solve some mysteries from our Old Polonia and Wicker Park Neighborhood Tour. Sometimes our tour guides get questions from curious
Peek Behind the Scenes of Chicago Theatre History
2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre, so we’re looking back on Chicago theatre history in all its varied forms, from its legendary improv to neighborhood
Detour: Take an Indiana Dunes Day Trip
For over a century, an Indiana Dunes day trip has been one of the best detours from our big city. Many Chicagoans still make this
You Will Love This Creative New Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook
Belt Publishing, a Midwest-based independent book label, is publishing its new Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook on September 10th. They’ll host a launch party at The Hideout
Chicago’s Radical History and the Origins of Labor Day
Labor Day weekend is usually filled with cookouts, cold drinks, and last-minute summer trips, yet the origins of Labor Day could not be less tranquil.
Three Cheers for These Historic Bars Near the Mag Mile
Guests on our Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour often ask for the guides’ recommendations for other historic bars near the Mag Mile. So we polled
Cruise on a Piece of Local History with Chicago Fireboat Tours
Our team of Chicago tour guides recently got the chance to take a sunset cruise with our new partners at Chicago Fireboat Tours. We’ll be
Five Fun Things to Do Near McCormick Place
McCormick Place can often feel like a very nicely-appointed island in the South Loop. Its relative distance from downtown’s hot spots can leave both visitors
Five Creative Ideas for a Chicago Girlfriends Getaway
A girlfriends getaway to Chicago is not foreign here at Chicago Detours. We are a female-owned and operated business. We know all about the importance