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Chicago Prime Tours
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking garage
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: True Crime with City Highlights Tour
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Al Capone is unarguably America's most famous mobster. Everyone knows about his infamous exploits in Prohibition-era Chicago, and they likely have heard about fellow gangsters Bugs Moran and John Dillinger. But they're just one part of Chicago's crime-spangled past. The Gotham of the Midwest was also home to such nefarious characters as Dr. H.H. Holmes, America's first serial killer, Adolph Luetgert, who was charged with murdering his wife and dissolving her body in lye in one of his sausage vats, and John Wayne Gacy, the killer clown.
On Chicago Prime Tours' two-hour True Crime tour, visitors and locals learn about the A-, B-, and C-listers of Chicago's crime scene while peering out of the windows of a luxurious, climate-controlled coach bus. They visit notorious haunts and pop out at the Biograph Theatre to snap a picture of the place where Dillinger was gunned down by federal agents.
The True Crime tour is Chicago Prime Tours' most popular option, along with the City Highlights tour, which ferries people to the city's famous attractions, including Lake Shore Drive, Willis Tower, Buckingham Fountain, and the attic where Mayor Rahm Emanuel keeps the self-portrait that ages for him. Other tours include a Chicago brewery and bar tour and a nine-hour wine tour of southwest Michigan.