Amy Bizzarri, author of 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss, takes you on a fascinating guided tour of hidden historical spots in Chicago's gilded Gold Coast. Peep behind the gates of the original Playboy Mansion, walk along a wooden block-paved alley, sip a Faster Pussycat in Chicago's oldest piano bar and more as you enjoy a delightful walk through time in this exclusive Chicago neighborhood.
Three Arts Club, International Museum of Surgical Science, Playboy Mansion, Zebra Lounge
The starting point is the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 N. Clark Street. The Museum is easy to reach via public transportation. CTA buses 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, and 156 stop nearby. The Brown Line Sedgwick station and Red Line Clark/Division station are approximately one half-mile from the Museum.
For more information, visit transitchicago.com
Places to stop along the way:
Couch Mausoleum, International Museum of Surgical Science, Wooden Block Alley, Playboy Mansion, 3 Arts Club Courtyard, Pump Room, Zebra Lounge
Best time of day:
Daytime, 10am - 4pm.
The area safe, but always be aware and street smart.
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