Tours & Attractions

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There’s more to the story at the American Writers Museum (AWM), named Illinois’ Best Attraction by USA Today and One of the World’s 10 Best New Museums by Fodor’s. This new cultural gem on Michigan Avenue features innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, including Word Waterfall, Surprise Bookshelf, Word Play, Story of the Day, Book Cloud, and Anatomy of a Masterwork. Special exhibits free with museum admission. AWM is a colorful and interactive space that can accommodate up to 250 people for all types of gatherings

Our hop-on, hop-off service includes the 2 hour ‘Big Loop’ showcasing Chicago by day, with 14 Stops located close to key landmarks and attractions. Tweet, snap, and live stream your Chicago tour experience while using our WiFi enabled open top buses!

The Chicago Sports Museum and Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch combine to create a high-energy, 23,000 square foot event venue. Located above Chicago’s historic Magnificent Mile, the premier event space blends the luxury of Michigan Avenue with the city’s love for its legendary sports teams, creating an unparalleled Windy City experience.

​Combining interactive entertainment, state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities and upscale design, the Chicago Sports Museum is the ideal venue for casual and formal events. Massive windows with breathtaking lake views flood the space with natural light. The entire venue can be rented as an exclusive playground for receptions of up to 1200 guests or for seated events of up to 300 guests. Smaller spaces within the Museum are also available for private events.

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.

www.chicagotrolley.com4400 S. Racine Ave773-648-5000

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company is Chicago’s Original Hop On Hop Off Tour! Year round tourists and locals alike can enjoy all the sights and attractions of Downtown Chicago. During the summer months, explore the city at night and visit places such as Wrigley Field with our specialty tours – included in every ticket! The fun doesn’t stop in the winter as we spread cheer with our Holiday Lights Tour. We also offer private rentals on our iconic trolleys, open-top double deckers and classic motor coaches. Perfect for private tours, shuttles and more. Come see the city with us!

Chicago's First Lady Cruises

www.cruisechicago.com112 E Upper Wacker Dr312-332-2505

Welcome to the Official Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises, Chicago’s #1 tour based on TripAdvisor reviews and the ultimate way to see Chicago from the water. Experience a fascinating, 90-minute journey through Chicago’s diverse riverfront architecture as passionate, CAF-certified volunteer docents provide a detailed narrative of Chicago’s various architectural styles and the stories of the people who designed and built the city

During the course of a 60-minute room escape experience at the EscapeHouse in the River North area of downtown Chicago, your group will experience an exciting team-building experience as they are tested on their ability to search for clues, solve puzzles and work together to beat the clock. Two different escape experiences are offered:

Save the White House – ideal for novices and those less experienced with escape rooms. Your group of agents find yourselves locked down in the White House during a missile attack, and must locate the secret code to launch interceptors to save the White House.

Escape the Safe House – Make your escape from an elaborate realm of enigmas and espionage designed by the world’s top spies.

A fun experience for groups of 5-10.
Open daily at 10am.

Located at 2337 South Michigan Avenue, our historic Landmark building takes you back in time to when the thriving neighborhood was home to countless automotive dealerships and showrooms, bars, and even the legendary Chess Records – one of the original recording studios in the city. Created by our Brewmaster, Frank Lassandrello, we make everything from spot-on interpretations of traditional styles to some of the wildest beers you’ll ever drink. Our facility features a tasting room and brewery, a 2nd floor taproom, and a gorgeous 3rd floor loft event space.

Memorable Chicago events begin with Shoreline Sightseeing and Shoreline Charters! Celebrating 75+ seasons on Chicago’s waterways, Shoreline is famed for its guided Architecture River Tours, panoramic Classic Lake Tours and dazzling Fireworks Tours. Groups are welcome on all regularly scheduled day and evening tours including our weekly Spanish language Architecture Tours. Seeking a completely private event? Shoreline Charters offers cruises for 75 to 150 guests with flexible lake and river itineraries, premier caterers and impeccable service. Looking for a fast, fun way to get around Chicago’s lake and river? Try a convenient Shoreline Water Taxi to and from Navy Pier! Create your Chicago memory with Shoreline!

No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower to see the world-famous Skydeck.

Enjoy 360-degree views spanning up to 50 miles and four states, plus our most spectacular view – 1,353 feet straight down! For a thrilling, once in a lifetime experience, “Dare to Stand Out” on The Ledge, our glass balconies extending more than four feet outside the building.

• Open daily March-September 9am-10pm, October-February 10am-8pm
• Private banquet and corporate presentation space is also available on our 99th Floor for 250 seated or 400-person reception. Call 312.875.8476 for more information.

Saturday Night Live: The Experience - at the Museum of Broadcast Communications

https://snlexperience.com360 N State Street312-245-8200

The official Saturday Night Live exhibit. Over 500 artifacts direct from the show. Be a part of Wayne’s World, Weekend Update, and so much more. Now at the Museum of Broadcast Communications until December 31, 2018

Vertiport Chicago VIP Helicopter Tours

https://www.vertiportviptours.com1339 S Wood St877-902-9292

Vertiport Chicago VIP Helicopter Tours is Chicago’s Premier Helicopter Tour Company. Why spend hours on foot when you can kiss the sky and skim the beautiful skylines of Chicago’s visually exploding, iconic landmarks from a private or shared tour!

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