Hidden History in Chicago's Gold Coast

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    14 Jul 2017
    Clock 40min      Length1mi
    9 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    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.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    International Museum of Surgical Science, Original Playboy Mansion

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    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

    Tips Tips

    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.


    Plus Write a comment


    I really enjoyed the tour and walking this part of Chicago. It almost doesn’t feel like your in a big city. The tour has some very interesting and macabre stops. Don’t miss going into the Restoration Hardware store. It’s nothing like you have every seen before and has a great history to go with it.

    Posted by Jay H , over 1 year ago

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