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Chinatown - Meet-up Tour Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Gate Price Your Price Qty  
Joyce Walks Chicago, Inc. attraction information Adult (ages 18+) $25.00 $24.00
Student (ages 14-17 w/ valid ID) $15.00 $14.00
Child (ages 6-13)
(children 5 and under free)
$10.00 $10.00

Valid until: Jan 31, 2015

Chicago's Chinatown is located in the Armour Square community - also the home of the White Sox! The Chinese population moved to this area in the early 1900s. In the 1980s the Chinatown area was increased with the purchase of the land that now includes a two-level mall, townhouses, and condominiums. The Chinatown community continues to grow and thrive. The area has a wide variety of restaurant, gift shops, grocery stores, Chinese medicine stores, and cultural spots.

What you'll see:

  • Chinatown Square/New Chinatown and the 12 Bronze Chinese Zodiac Statues
  • The Chinatown Gate
  • Pui Tak Center Building
  • The Nine Dragon Wall
  • Ping Tom Memorial Park
  • Chinatown Mural
  • Chinese American Veteran's Memorial
  • St. Therese Church
Tour Times:
Every other Friday - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:
Cermak/Chinatown Red Line "EL" stop

Ticket valid until January 31, 2015.

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Old Town - Meet-up Tour Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Gate Price Your Price Qty  
Joyce Walks Chicago, Inc. attraction information Adult (ages 18+) $25.00 $24.00
Student (ages 14-17 w/ valid ID) $15.00 $14.00
Child (ages 6-13)
(children 5 and under free)
$10.00 $10.00

Valid until: Jan 31, 2015

During the 1960s and 1970s, Old Town was the center of folk music in Chicago. A few of the institutions from that era still exist today, such as the Second City, the Old Town School of Folk Music, the Up Down Tobacco Shop, and the Old Town Aquarium. Today, Old Town is an eclectic neighborhood, home to comedy clubs, restaurants, and shops.

What you'll see:

  • St. Michael's Church - one of a few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871
  • Historic Well Street
  • The Old Town Triangle District
  • The home of the famous Second City
  • A vast array of architecture form stunning Victorians to working class cottages to modern 21st century mansions.
Tour Times:
Saturday - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Location:
Tour begins at the Armitage Brown Line "EL" Station and ends at the Sedgwick Brown Line "EL" Station.

Ticket valid until January 31, 2015.

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Magnificent Mile/Gold Coast - Meet-up Tour Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Gate Price Your Price Qty  
Joyce Walks Chicago, Inc. attraction information Adult (ages 18+) $25.00 $24.00
Student (ages 14-17 w/ valid ID) $15.00 $14.00
Child (ages 6-13)
(children 5 and under free)
$10.00 $10.00

Valid until: Jan 31, 2015

The stretch of Michigan Avenue known as the Magnificent Mile starts at 900 N. Michigan Avenue and ends at the Chicago River. It measures almost exactly one mile, hence the origin of half its name. Yet the question is, how did this mile become Magnificent? Join us and find out!

The aptly named Gold Coast is one of Chicago's most affluent neighborhoods, where new mansions continue to spring up alongside the grand residences built by Chicago's 19th century elite. From hotel-magnate Potter Palmer's castle-like mansion to the Astor Street Historical District's beautiful brownstones, the architectural riches are boundless. The Rush & Division intersection a few blocks away is a vibrant hotspot of trendy bars, nightclubs - the perfect place for people-watching and celebrity-spotting.

What you'll see:

  • Tribune Tower
  • The Wrigley Building
  • The shops, galleries, restaurants, and hotels along the magnificent mile
  • The water tower and the water tower pumping station
  • The John Hancock Building
  • The Fourth Presbyterian Church
  • The Palmolive Building
  • The Drake Hotel
  • Oak Street Beach
  • Various 19th century mansions along Astor Street
  • Division Street
  • The Viagra Triangle
Tour Times:
Wednesday and Friday - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Location:
This tour starts in front of Marilyn Monroe at 141 N. Michigan and ends at the Water Tower.

Ticket valid until January 31, 2015.

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Pilsen - Meet-up Tour Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Gate Price Your Price Qty  
Joyce Walks Chicago, Inc. attraction information Adult (ages 18+) $25.00 $24.00
Student (ages 14-17 w/ valid ID) $15.00 $14.00
Child (ages 6-13)
(children 5 and under free)
$10.00 $10.00

Valid until: Jan 31, 2015

Pilsen was originally settled by German and Irish immigrants who came to Chicago to work in the factories and the infamous union stockyards. Czechs and Bohemians followed and had a strong influence on the architecture and the name of the neighborhood. Pilsen was named after a city in Bohemia, Czech Republic. In the 1950s the neighborhood became a center for Mexican immigrants. Today, Pilsen and Little Village to the west are the heart and soul of Chicago's Mexican community. Harrison Park often serves as the center for events, festivals, and parades. And it is the location of the National Museum of Mexican Fine Arts, the only U.S. Latino museum accredited by the American Association of Museums.

What you'll see:

  • Discover a number of murals throughout the neighborhood
  • Visit St. Adelbart Church, a Polish style cathedral from 1874
  • Explore the National Museum of Mexican Fine Arts
  • Interpret several murals
  • View an array of interesting architecture, reminiscent of the old Eastern European country infused with a Mexican flare
  • Visit local shops
  • Pop into a Mexican panaderia
Tour Times:
Saturday - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Location:
18th Street Pink Line "El" Station

Ticket valid until January 31, 2015.

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UIC/Little Italy - Meet-up Tour Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Gate Price Your Price Qty  
Joyce Walks Chicago, Inc. attraction information Adult (ages 18+) $20.00 $19.00
Student (ages 14-17 w/ valid ID) $15.00 $14.00
Child (ages 6-13)
(children 5 and under free)
$10.00 $10.00

Valid until: Jan 31, 2015

The history of UIC and Little Italy are closely linked. Italians began coming to this neighborhood in the 1850s. Immigration of Italians to this neighborhood steadily increased until after WWII. The Italian population went from 16,008 in 1900 to about 74,000 in 1930. After WWII, two major developments disrupted the neighborhood: construction of the Eisenhower Expressway, and the UIC. During the construction of the UIC campus, 200 businesses and 800 homes were bulldozed in Little Italy, displacing 5000 residents. Since the 1970s, the university has expanded and the neighborhood has gentrified. Currently, the Little Italy neighborhood's Italian population was reported at 1,018 according to the 2000 census. Fortunately, they left some amazing restaurants.

"Chicago's "Little Italy" developed in the Near West Side around Halsted and Taylor Streets near Jane Addams's Hull House in the late nineteenth century. Upon their arrival in the area, Italians quickly established their own cultural, social, and religious institutions, such as Our Lady of Pompeii and the Holy Guardian Angel Roman Catholic churches. While Italians were never actually a majority in the area, they maintained a strong presence in the commercial and political fabric of the area throughout the twentieth century."

What you'll see:

  • The UIC east campus
  • The Jane Addams Hull House Museum
  • The residential neighborhood of Little Italy - a mixture of homes and apartment buildings from the 1880s to current day construction
  • Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church
  • Arrigo Park including a 9 foot statute of Christopher Columbus completed in Rome, Italy on July 22, 1892
  • Taylor Street - the heart of Little Italy
  • Mario's Italian Lemonade Stand
Tour Times:
Every other Friday - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location:
UIC/Halsted Blue Line

Ticket valid until January 31, 2015.

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