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Chicago Prairie Ave District - Street of the Elite

Location Chicago, Illinois, USA
$75.00
This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
Overview
This extraordinary tour of the Prairie Ave District is one not to be missed.

Get a sense for how Chicago's wealthiest residents lived around the turn of the century and what remains today. This unique Chicago tour begins with an exploration of one of the city's newly-revitalized spaces: The stunning Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.

A short ride on the Green Line takes us to the Prairie Ave District, home to many historic sites such as Motor Row, the former Chess Records and the oldest house in the city. As we wander along Prairie Ave, we're treated to historic mansions and a beautiful park. The highlights of the tour, however, are TWO private, docent-led mini tours at the national landmark Second Presbyterian Church (with its many Tiffany windows) and the Glessner House. We'll also take a mid-tour break at a local employee-owned/woman-owned cafe. Then we board the train back to the Loop for our final stop (and a sweet treat) at the elegant Palmer House Hotel.

Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 4 hours
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants.

When giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience during a booking process. Otherwise, you can choose one after checkout and voucher redemption.
  • Local expert guide
  • Church and Glessner House donation/fee
  • Transit tickets
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Meeting point
Find your guide inside lobby, immediately to left
Return details
We end our tour with a sweet treat at this beautiful historic building
  • Meet your guide and kick things off with a tour of this historic hotel. Then we'll head to Washington & Wabash to board the Green line train to the Prairie District.
  • Chess Records
    After a brief stroll from the Cermak L station, guests will learn about the building that produced some of the most well-known and influential Blues music of Chicago.
  • Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago
    Guests will receive a private docent-led mini tour.
  • Take a break and enjoy a snack at this unique employee-owned/woman-owned cafe (purchases optional).
  • Glessner House Museum
    Guests will receive a private docent-led mini tour.
  • Clarke House Museum
    Guests will see the oldest house in Chicago and learn how elite Chicagoans lived at the turn of the century.
  • Palmer House Hilton Historic Lobby
    After our train ride back to the Loop, we'll explore the beautiful interior of this famous building and end the tour with a sweet treat.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Should be able to climb stairs as not all train stations are equipped with elevators
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers.
    If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met,
    you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

    Chicago Prairie Ave District - Street of the Elite

    Location Chicago, Illinois, USA
    $75.00
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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