Explore Chicago's Past: A Riveting Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 3.5km
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Duration 1h
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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  • We will send the tour within 48 hours or refund your money
  • Discover history with a Self-Guided Audio Tour
  • Explore Chicago's first settler's roots on-site
  • See the drawbridges' engineering marvels
  • Relive the Great Fire at its jumping point
  • Admire the Reid Murdoch Building's charm
Delve into the essence of Chicago on a riveting self-guided audio tour that will take you through 200 years of history along the iconic Chicago River. This tour is tailored for anyone with a curiosity about the city's vibrant past, architecture, and transformative milestones. It's an exploration of the river that has been the lifeblood of the city, attracting both settlers and tourists alike. Embarking from the historic McCormick Bridgehouse, you'll journey along a well-marked path, venturing through time from the early days of Chicago's first settler, to the hustle and bustle of its great 1800s harbor, and into the present day where the river is a centerpiece of urban delight. The endpoint of this revealing tour is at the prestigious Michigan Avenue, also known as the Magnificent Mile, renowned for its rich history and contemporary charm. As one traverses the route, visual treats along the way include impressive drawbridges, monumental buildings, and commemorative sites—each with its own story. You'll experience the unique wonder of watching the river glisten with emerald green on St. Patrick's Day and understand why Chicago holds such an esteemed place in America's narrative. By the tour's conclusion, not only will your footsteps have traced the ebbs and flows of time, but your mind will be awash with the sights and sounds of a city that has continued to reinvent itself while honoring its profound heritage.

What's included

  • Downloadable self-guided audio tour via the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones are not included — please bring your own
  • Tickets to the attractions along the way are not included

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Starting Point - McCormick Bridgehouse
Tour's End
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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