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Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour
"Get ready to take a stroll and taste some of the best foods Chicago’s downtown has to offer! The Fabulous Quintessential Culinary Tour of Chicago explores Chicago’s central business district the Loop home to many of Chicago’s famous buildings restaurants and Millennium Park.You’ll enjoy 5-6 stops and food tastings (enough for lunch) all of which are included in the ticket price. Your walking adventure will visit (subject to change):Pizano’s Pizza has been a family tradition serving “World famous gourmet deep dish pizza” for over 60 years. The best in Chicago! The Goddess and the Baker— Enjoy a chocolate dessert from this local bakery and cafe. Specializing in desserts all day
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Chicago Style Food Tour
"The Amazing Local Flavors of Chicago Food Tour experiences the beauty and history of Chicago’s Gold Coast and famous Magnificent Mile while indulging in local and unique eats along the way. This professionally guided walking tour includes 5-6 different f the Drake is known for hosting famous guests and serving world class afternoon tea. Guests have included Queen Elizabeth Diana the Princess of Wales and the Empress of Japan. L’Appetito – Savor a sweet dessert at this local Italian bakery and deli that originated at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. Downtown Dogs – Enjoy a delicious and classic Chicago St without the ketchup. Billy Goat Tavern Grill – Originally established in 1934 this tavern became nationally famous when it inspired Saturday Night Live’s ‘Cheezeborger
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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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Learn the names of the neighborhoods...

More than most other cities I've seen in Indiana, G.I. is known for its distinct neighborhoods. So if you wanna be down, find out what each area is like, and the official name for it:The far south...
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Garyspeak

G.I. - Gary, Indiana, as in "Live and Die, G.I." or "Shop and Buy, G.I." The latter you'll see on store marquees."Where you do stay?" really means "where do you live?"If you want your food to go, tell...
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Facade coverings

Like the "Occupied Look," facade coverings are meant to distract attention away from the fact that the building it covers is abandon and serving practically no purpose in its current state.   This...
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The "Occupied Look"

No, those aren't real windows. Common in blighted areas, the "Occupied Look" is a strategy designed to pretty up an area thus making it, supposedly, more attractive to investors and retailers. You'll...
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Vacant lots

A 1997 fire left gaping holes in Gary's already decrepit downtown, particularly on the east side of Broadway in the 600 and 700 blocks.
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Things to Do Near Gary

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Museum of Science and Industry

Last visit 12/24/15, check their website for free days for Illinois residents only. If you are visiting with children in a wide age range, this is where I would go, there's something for kids of all...
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Robie House

The Robie House, a fine example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style architecture, is located in Hyde Park near the University of Chicago. It was built in 1909 for Frederick Robie and remained a...
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Hyde park

The most impressive sculpture in the city. I’m only going to show this small detail; go see this masterpiece for yourself! Dozens of cloaked figures rise from the concrete, some in agony, some in...
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DuSable Museum of African American History

Its a small museum but it is packed with a lot of information. They had an Arts and Crafts Fair the day that I went and I enjoyed it more than the Taste of Chicago. The Doo Wop group was really...
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Monument to the Great Northern Migration

This moving fifteen foot tall statue stands at the northern entry into historic Bronzeville. Encouraged by reports from those who went before, as well as the influential Chicago Defender newspaper,...
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National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

Chicago's Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, located on the Riverwalk between Wabash Avenue and State Street, is one of the largest in the nation outside of Washington, D.C. It features a fountain and a...
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"Kickin' it in tha city of Gary, Indiana!"
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