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Self-Guided Chicago Scavenger Hunt

Self-Guided Chicago Scavenger Hunt - Chicago, Illinois

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Chicago, Illinois

From USD
$10.00

Fifteen clues, two hours, one city - this is a self-led scavenger race that sends groups capering around town to solve clues. Unlike other city-wide excursions, this one unshackles racers from the tyranny of official start times and concrete dates ... More info ›

Fifteen clues, two hours, one city - this is a self-led scavenger race that sends groups capering around town to solve clues. Unlike other city-wide excursions, this one unshackles racers from the tyranny of official start times and concrete dates. Players simply click on a launch code, head to the starting line, and begin the scavenger hunt whenever they've got a spare two hours. During the process, players will hear fun stories and insights about historical sites while discovering hidden gems along the way.

This adventure will take you through the heart of Chicago and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.

Your goal is to race against the clock to finish the hunt as quickly as possible. You will be given a series of clues. Each clue will help you find the next clue. In essence, instead of a scavenger hunt, this is a scavenger race and quest.

When you are ready to start your hunt, purchase your tickets, gather your hunting party, and head to the starting location.

Participants are not required to reserve a set time in order to begin the scavenger hunt. Once purchase is confirmed, you'll be instructed to visit local supplier website. On the day of your scheduled hunt, the website will be your guide through the city.

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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Chicago, IL

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Chicago, IL - Chicago, Illinois

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Chicago, Illinois

From USD
$10.00

Operation City Quest is an open world scavenger hunt, in which you use your smartphone along with a remote guide to seek out 150+ items including monuments, statues, and unique points of interest.  Challenges and trivia from your guide makes Operation City Quest fun for the whole family. This downtown adventure game is played for two hours while walking about 2 miles.

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt ... More info ›

Operation City Quest is an open world scavenger hunt, in which you use your smartphone along with a remote guide to seek out 150+ items including monuments, statues, and unique points of interest.  Challenges and trivia from your guide makes Operation City Quest fun for the whole family. This downtown adventure game is played for two hours while walking about 2 miles.

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. 

Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions from your remote guide for even more points.

You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. 

Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give bonus points at the end depending on how funny or creative your photos are!

The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects! 

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Macy's State Street Historical Store Tour

Macy's State Street Historical Store Tour - Chicago, Illinois

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Chicago, Illinois

From USD
$12.00

Experience a historic store tour of Macy’s on State Street and learn how Macy’s has become America’s largest department store, with over 800 locations and more than 150 years of retailing history. Originally Marshall Fields, tour highlights include the breathtaking Tiffany vaulted ceiling, the graceful Burnham fountain, the world-renowned Walnut Room restaurant and a taste of the famous Frango® Mint Chocolates ... More info ›

Experience a historic store tour of Macy’s on State Street and learn how Macy’s has become America’s largest department store, with over 800 locations and more than 150 years of retailing history. Originally Marshall Fields, tour highlights include the breathtaking Tiffany vaulted ceiling, the graceful Burnham fountain, the world-renowned Walnut Room restaurant and a taste of the famous Frango® Mint Chocolates. Tour will consist of no more than 12 people and all guests will receive the 10% Visitor Savings Pass!

This 1-hour walking tour begins at the Visitor Information Center on the Lower Level where guests will learn about the history of two great American retail pioneers, R.H Macy’s and Marshall Fields. After 10-15 mins, the group heads to the first level to view the Burnham Fountain, Great Clocks, and State Street granite columns.

This takes approximately 15-20 mins before the group heads up to the 5th floor to view the Tiffany vaulted ceiling. After 5-10 mins, the group proceeds to the 7th floor to learn about the famous Walnut Room restaurant and taste the Frango mint chocolate where they remain for the duration of the tour. Escalators are used to transport from floor to floor, however elevators are available as well for wheelchair accessibility.

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Auditorium Theatre Historic Tour

Auditorium Theatre Historic Tour - Chicago, Illinois
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Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Chicago, Illinois

From USD
$12.00

Go behind the scenes of this National Historic Landmark, built by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, and view it as few do in this one hour tour. Enjoy the radiant 24-karat gold-leafed ceiling arches, hundreds of  beautifully restored intricate stencil patterns, ornate gilded and bas-relief designs, and the endless floor and wall mosaics and murals ... More info ›

Go behind the scenes of this National Historic Landmark, built by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, and view it as few do in this one hour tour. Enjoy the radiant 24-karat gold-leafed ceiling arches, hundreds of  beautifully restored intricate stencil patterns, ornate gilded and bas-relief designs, and the endless floor and wall mosaics and murals. Explore the theatre that has hosted thousands of artists in its 126 year old history – from the Ziegfeld Follies to The Joffrey Ballet, from Queen to Prince, from the Grateful Dead to Alvin Ailey, from Show Boat to Miss Saigon, and so much more!

A National Historic Landmark, the Auditorium Theatre is known internationally for its perfect acoustics, innovative architecture, and stunning design. Located in Chicago's Loop, join us in our box office lobby at 50 E Congress Parkway to journey inside the theatre and learn about the history, architecture, and art hidden within. 

The famous architectural firm of Adler and Sullivan designed this 4,000 seat theatre in 1889 using modern technology, including electric lighting and air conditioning. They pushed the limits of modern architecture to make the Auditorium the tallest building in Chicago, the first multi-use building ever designed and the most massive modern edifice in the world for its time.

The Auditorium Theatre has a past that follows the path of Chicago’s history from the Great Chicago Fire and World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 to the present. From opera to rock ‘n roll, from political conventions to sporting events, the Auditorium Theatre has played a role in the lives of Chicago citizens for 128 years.

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American Writers Museum Admission

American Writers Museum Admission - Chicago, Illinois

Duration: 1 to 5 hrs
Location: Chicago, Illinois

From USD
$12.00

In the heart of downtown Chicago, the American Writers Museum celebrates all genres of writing through interactive exhibits and programming. From Twain to Tupac, there's a story here for everyone ... More info ›

In the heart of downtown Chicago, the American Writers Museum celebrates all genres of writing through interactive exhibits and programming. From Twain to Tupac, there's a story here for everyone. Discover for yourself and visit today! 180 N. Michigan Avenue. Museum hours are Tuesday - Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM, Thursdays 10AM- 6PM. Named Illinois' Best Attraction by USA Today and One of the 10 Best New Museums in the World by Fodor's.

Visitors will explore the great writers’ hometowns and learn about all of the AWM Affiliate homes in Writers Hall. In A Nation of Writers they will learn about and celebrate authors who are emblematic of a unique American Voice, across history, genre, and mediums, from poets to sportswriters . Galleries such as The Mind of a Writer will de-mystify famed writers’ works and methodologies and invite visitor creativity with games and other immersive offerings. The Wintrust Chicago Gallery will delve into the great writers, literary influencers, characters, and groups that shaped the city’s unique literary tradition. Featured in the Meijer Gallery is the temporary exhibit,  Capturing Stories: Photographs of Writers by Art Shay showcasing Shay’s landmark images of Nelson Algren and other notable writers.  Laura Ingalls Wilder: From Prairie to Page exhibit in the Writer’s Room focuses on Wilder’s lifelong relationship with language and writing that shaped her Little House series.

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Chicago's Haunted Hyde Park Walking Tour

Chicago's Haunted Hyde Park Walking Tour - Chicago, Illinois

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Chicago, Illinois

From USD
$13.00

Haunted Hyde Park explores the real life stories of Magic, Murder and Mayhem unique to the Hyde Park-Chicago area. This two hour twilight walking tour is led by local guides whom are familiar with the grisly tales and Urban Legends of the past 125 years or more.

The meeting place for the Haunted Hyde Park tour is the portal into the "White City", the location of the 1892 Colombian Exposition ... More info ›

Haunted Hyde Park explores the real life stories of Magic, Murder and Mayhem unique to the Hyde Park-Chicago area. This two hour twilight walking tour is led by local guides whom are familiar with the grisly tales and Urban Legends of the past 125 years or more.

The meeting place for the Haunted Hyde Park tour is the portal into the "White City", the location of the 1892 Colombian Exposition. The walk behind the Museum of Science and Industry and into Jackson Park is a journey into the past, present and future of Jackson Park. The Osaka Garden and Wooded Island are the backdrop for stories about H.H. Holmes, the Cold Storage Building fire, Clarence Darrow's Ghost and more. The tour walks through Midway Plaisance and the Gothic Architecture of the University of Chicago. While on campus, the tour will delve into the mystery of Professor Culianu's murder, the Lipstick Killer's dual personalities, Ghost stories at the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House and real-life mummies at the Oriental Institute.

As the tour winds its way back to the meeting place, you will pass by a number of old book stores and restaurants on the historic 57th Street Cultural Corridor.

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