Chicago, Illinois audio tour: The Curious Curse of the Chicago Cubs

The Curious Curse of the Chicago Cubs

Walking Tour

40 mins

About the Tour

Before winning the World Series in 2016, it was believed that the Chicago Cubs were cursed. Starting and ending at Wrigley Field itself, find out more about that curse on this fictional tour of Chicago's Wrigleyville and Boystown neighborhoods.

Tour Producer


Lisa Caskey

Lisa Caskey loves Science Fiction! She just released THE MUTATED and THE CURED, books two and three of THE FARMED, an action and adventure trilogy about genetic engineering. Visit her website for more info!

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Major Landmarks

  • Wrigley Field

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts at Wrigley Field, a major landmark in Chicago. Below are directions, both by car and by public transportation.


From the I-90 East, take exit 45A, for Addison St toward 3600 N90 E
Turn left onto W Addison St
Turn left onto N Clark St

From the I-55 N, use the left 2 lanes to take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit
Merge onto US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr
Merge onto US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr
Use any lane to turn left onto IL-19 W/W Irving Park Rd
Turn left onto N Lake Shore Dr
Turn right onto W Sheridan Rd
Turn left onto N Sheffield Ave
Turn right onto W. Addison St

Public Transportation:

Take the Red, Blue, or Brown line to Addison St
From the Red line, head west on Addison St
From the Blue or Brown line, head east on Addison St

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Places to stop along the way

Restaurants: Old Crow Smokehouse, Lucky's Sandwich Shop, Chicago Diner
Bars: Cubby Bear, Sluggers World Class Sports Bar, Roscoe's (LGBTQ bar)
Coffee and Tea: Dollop Coffee Co, Pick Me Up Cafe
Retail: Chicago Comics, Halstead Smoke Shop

Best time of day

This tour is best during daytime hours.


During baseball season (Mar-Nov), this part of town can become very crowded. Keep an eye on your personal belongings.

Due to cold weather, this tour is best avoided December through February.


I’m sorry but this was a waste of time and money. You should talk about the neighborhood and history on your tour. I learned nothing about the area. This is a fictional story that sent me on a wild goose chase around the neighborhood, walking by many interesting places and learning nothing about them. Poor experience.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , about 2 years ago
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The Curious Curse of the Chicago Cubs