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Chicago Grand Half-Day Tour
"Get an in-depth look at the beautiful Windy City on this 4-hour coach tour of Chicago! Take a scenic bus ride through the South Side and travel through the beautiful Grant Park. Visit the Adler Planetarium with its impressive sky dome and pass by the Art which boasts a world-renowned collection of impressionist art. Pass the Orchestra Hall home of the famous Chicago Symphony Orchestra and drive by President Obama's old neighborhood!On the North Side travel by the striking Richard J Daley plaza with its magnificent Pablo Picasso sculpture created specifically for Chicago. Cross the Chicago River and see the famous Wrigley Building and Wrigley Field. Spot one of the tallest buildings in the world the John Hancock Center and continue through Lincoln Park’s acres and acres of lush greenery and lagoons. See the Itinerary section below for a full list of sights seen on this exciting Chicago tour."
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Chicago Grand Tour and Admission to 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory)
"Explore Chicago’s North Side and South Side on this comprehensive guided city tour! See Chicago’s highlights and visit the impressive 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory) for magnificent views of the Windy City! Take a narrated coach tour with known as the ‘front lawn of the city.’ See Soldier Field the Adler Planetarium with its massive sky dome.. Pass by the world's largest aquarium the Shedd Aquarium see the Field Museum of Natural History and travel through the South Commons a new 'close- in' residential community. You'll also get to pass by President Obama's old neighborhood and see where he used to live!On the North Side
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Chicago North Side Tour
"On this tour of Chicago’s North Side take a narrated coach drive with your guide through the city. Travel by the striking Richard J Daley plaza with its masterpiece the Pablo Picasso sculpture created specifically for Chicago. Ride down Wacker Drive the double-decked street that winds its way through the city. Then travel over the Chicago River made to flow backwards by one of the world's greatest engineering feats. See the famous Wrigley Building
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More Local Customs in Evanston

Come prepared for the RED, WHITE & BLUE

Evanston celebrates the 4th of July in a big way. Beginning early in the morning, lawn chairs are set up the length of Central Street, from just below Crawford to the parking lot at NWU's Ryan Field...
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Apr 04, 2011

Northwestern University sports

Northwestern University, which is located in Evanston, is the smallest university in the Big Ten athletic conference, and is also the school with the highest academic standards (although some Michigan...
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Jul 22, 2008

Walk, jog or ski

Evanston residents - and visitors- enjoy the open vistas along our Lake Michigan shore. In the summer this stretch along Centennial Park is a favorite spot to jog. Bright winter days attract cross...
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Feb 01, 2005

Formerly Known As Ridgeville

A little Evanston history......The region we know today as the North Shore was once home to the Potawatami Indians. Villages were situated along the forested shores of Lake Michigan, where abundant...
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Jan 26, 2005

Famous Evanston Streets

Most of the streets in Evanston were either named for founders of Northwestern University, Methodist Leaders (NW was founded by Methodists), or prominent citizens.Chicago Avenue is the second oldest...
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Jan 26, 2005

The United Nations of the North Shore

Both 'local' and 'off the beaten path' is an international festival hosted by the neighboring community of Skokie. Each year in May, the FESTIVAL OF CULTURES offers a sampling of the tastes, colors...
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Apr 11, 2004
 
 
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Celebrations "Under the Silver Moon"

Visitors to the Evanston area over Christmas break should not miss this. FIRST NIGHT is the local family friendly New Year's Eve arts festival centered in downtown - it's billed as the largest in...
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Mar 05, 2004

Top Hotels in Evanston

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1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States
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1710 Orrington Ave, (formerly Omni Orrington), Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States
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1566 Oak Ave., Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States
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1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States
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1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, 60201, United States
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Things to Do Near Evanston

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Baha'i Temple

Maybe it's my own issues, but going to religious sites, particularly in the US, is often pretty uncomfortable for me. The Mormon Temple in Salt Lake is always bad, and even with historic churches, I...
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Graceland Cemetery

I like to wander a cemetery in every city we visit as they're great escapes from the noise and bustle and often offer a few interesting history lessons besides. Graceland is the resting place of many...
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Untouchable Tours

A good way to see the city is by catching a sight seeing bus with a difference. The Untouchables tour is run by old skool, jazz era, 1920s and 30s 'gangsters' celebrating Chicago's ganster history....
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Kingston Mines

CHICAGO There are quite a few venues for blues in Chicago and there are a couple in this area of the city..This is located at 2519 North Halsted..There is a venue here called "The Blues Bar" gets...
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Chicago Theater

The historic Chicago Theater is a beautiful old theater dating back to 1921. Along the way it has been re-styled and subsequently renovated. Today, the performances are much different than in the...
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History Museum

Al CAPONE´S MUSEUM Al Capone stated: “Ninety per cent of the people of Cook County drink and gamble, and my offense has been to furnish them with those amusements. Whatever else they may say, my booze...
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Top 5 Evanston Writers

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"Victoriana meets Helmut Jahn on the Lake"
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"A University "Creates" A Town"
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"Evanston"
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"Evanston Illinois"
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"Evanston, Illinois"
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