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Chicago Cultural Center
Aug 26

Chicago, Illinois

Breakfast With Tiffany’s… Mosaics

A walking tour of Chicago's Loop, highlighting its brilliant mosaic works.
Aug 27

Chicago, Illinois

Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th-century body snatcher — today!
Aug 30

Chicago, Illinois

Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th-century body snatcher — today!
The great planner himself, Daniel Burnham
Sep 9

Chicago

No Little Walking Tour: Exploring the 1909 Burnham Plan for Chicago

Join urban planner Vitaliy Vladmirov for a walking tour that explores the impact and implementation of Daniel Burnham’s 1909 City Plan of Chicago.
Sep 16

Chicago, Illinois

A Day at the Circus with Atlas Obscura

Experience the history of famous circus acts — and you might even get to try them yourself!
Sep 20

Chicago, Illinois

Grave Robbing 101 | September

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th-century body snatcher — today!
Industrial tour
Sep 23

Chicago, Illinois

Industrial Paradise: Exploring Chicago’s Central Manufacturing District

Steam power, slaughterhouses, wartime rations, & more! Join architectural historian Erica Ruggiero for a walking tour of the nation’s first planned industrial district.
The outside of Rockefeller Chapel
Sep 30

Chicago, Illinois

Hyde Park: The Beginning, Pinnacle, and End of Human Civilization

Discover the beginning and end of civilization, all conveniently located in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood.

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