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The Disaster! Tour

Chicago Elevated

Weekly Event - Every Friday & Sunday

The Disaster! Tour

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What do Fort Dearborn, an ill-fated cattle bridge and Dave Matthews have in common? They’re all included on the Disaster! Tour. This tour takes you through a series of unfortunate incidents, from the largest theater fire in history to the um...mistake...made by the Dave Matthews Band. We'll wander through haunted Couch Place (pronounced "cooch" I swear), the pedway and under the el in the Loop, no part of our urban fabric is free from mayhem. Come discover how human folly and regrettable timing led to Chicago’s greatest disasters and alternately, it's greatest victories.

This tour is a good amount of walking in and around the Loop, about a mile and a half. It's a fairly quick-moving tour with ups and downs, escalators and a few stairs and such.

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Corner of Wacker & Wabash, by the statue of George Washington and friends. (I'm in the red baseball cap!)

Weekly Event - Every Friday & Sunday

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Chicago Elevated

Chicago Elevated is dedicated to bringing you the best in Chicago walking tours. Margaret Hicks (your fabulous and oh so pretty tour guide) is a comedian, an author and has been giving tours for over six years. I believe that tours can be fun and educational and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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The Disaster! Tour
Retreat Travel & Outdoor

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