Forgotten Chicago Industrial Might & Architectural Surprises Bus Tour
Join Forgotten Chicago on Sunday, April 21, 2013 for our third bus tour, and our first tour out of state! We are looking forward to exploring the often overlooked, but fascinating, Calumet Region of Illinois and Indiana, and telling the story of one of the most productive industrial regions in the world. The Calumet Region, Chicago's "industrial downtown," is filled with ethnic and industrial history, as well as surprising architectural oddities and unique housing developments.
We will get on and off the bus several times during this four-hour tour to examine endangered landmarks and other points of interest up close. We will head south from central Chicago into the netherworld of industrial Chicago on our trusty yellow school bus (used again for added maneuverability and to keep prices low). From the Southeast Side of Chicago to Hammond and Whiting in Indiana, abandoned and active steel mills, oil refineries, industrial architecture, and little-known buildings by well-known architects will be examined, along with much more.
Since all of our recent tours, including our two previous bus tours, have sold out well in advance, we recommend purchasing a ticket today!
Simply identify yourself when arriving for the tour -- no paper tickets necessary.
When? Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 1 PM. Rain or shine.
Where? The bus will load on the west side of Wabash just south of Roosevelt Road (in front of Jewel-Osco), convenient to CTA Red, Green and Orange Lines (Roosevelt station), as well as the Metra Electric District station at Museum Campus / 11th Street.
How Long? The tour will last approximately four hours, returning to the starting point around 5 PM. There will be several stops where we will get on and off the bus and walk for brief periods.
How much? $20 per person if purchased on or before Sunday, April 14. $25 after. Advance purchase is required. No walk-ups.
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All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. If severe weather cancels the tour, credit will be issued for use on a tour of equal value.
Roosevelt/Wabash (Bus Loading Point) (View)
1208 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|