Chicago: West Town Walking Tour

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Discover the West Town neighborhood of Chicago on a guided walking tour. Learn about the history of the area and visit local shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Highlights

  • Discover the history of the Northwestern Settlement House
  • Visit the Chipp Inn, one of Chicago's oldest and longest running bars
  • Explore the local shops and galleries of the West Town neighborhood
  • Learn about the history of the city's park district and its local significance

Description

Explore the West Town neighborhood of Chicago on a guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of its tree-lined streets filled with galleries, local shops, award-winning restaurants, and stunning architecture. Meet your guide at Eckhart Park and start your tour with a stroll through it. Hear about the city's park district and its local significance. Continue to the Northwestern Settlement House, which takes the title as the longest continually operating settlement house in the country. Visit one of Chicago's many neighborhood corner bars, The Chipp Inn, which encompasses many aspects of Chicago’s complex relationship with alcohol. Founded in 1897, this side-street dive bar is one of Chicago’s oldest and longest running bars. Stop at Epic Spices, a wholesaler of spices to Chicago’s restaurants. The husband and wife team work directly with farms and brokers to source the highest quality ingredients from around the world. Immerse yourself in boot-filled aisles made from various exotic skins, see hand-crafted wooden fixtures, and experience a wide selection of stetsons at one of the nation's largest western-wear store. Take a break in a pocket park in an empty lot. Witness a piece of Siberia on the edge of Chicago's Ukrainian Village at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Sit on its steps as your guide walks you through its rich history. Admire Chicago’s Workers Cottages, an architectural style based on local needs and availability of materials, predominantly built as affordable housing for working and middle-class homeowners from the 1870s to 1910s. Walk down a tree-lined street filled with the massive mansions of the past, long known as 'Beer Barron Row' due to its brewing past. This area of Wicker Park was the preferred destination for the so-called brewers of the 1800s.

Includes

All Fees and Taxes Entry/Admission - Chicago

Important Information

  • The tour requires a moderate level of physical fitness The tour will proceed regardless of weather, so dress appropriately A minimum number of participants is required for the tour to take place; if not met, an alternative date or refund will be offered

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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