DISCOVER THE BEST TOUR IN CHICAGO!
Join Weird Chicago for the best tour in the city! We take you to both famous and little-known spots and behind the scenes of the greatest events in Chicago’s rich and wonderfully weird history. From haunted places to gangster hangouts, vanished history and crime scenes, we take you where no one else can. This isn’t just another ordinary tour — it’s an urban adventure that makes the past truly come alive! Come expecting the unexpected! See the Schedule Below and Book Now!
WELCOME TO WEIRD CHICAGO!
We’re not like any other tour in the Windy City — we’re the tour that other companies come to when they’re looking for ideas. Why don’t we offer an itinerary of our stops? Because we always want to want to keep you guessing! Plus, our tour often changes so that we can keep offering you a unique and exciting experience! We've been voted the "best tour in Chicago" for a reason, so see the schedule and join us soon!
CURRENT TOURS FROM WEIRD CHICAGO
HAUNTED HISTORY TOUR | CHICAGO'S BEST GHOST TOUR!
Not another boring tour with made-up legends and shoddy research, but a mixture of ghosts, gangsters, true stories, and everything else that makes our tour so great and has earned us so many fantastic reviews! Join us and experience Chicago’s many ghosts, haunted history, and all around strangeness! We don’t just drive past Chicago’s spooky places, we let you experience them first-hand! Often imitated, but never equaled, it’s a tour of the Windy City that you won’t soon forget!
* 3 Hours of Weird Chicago History & Hauntings at the City’s Spookiest Locations!
* Chicago’s Most Haunted Places!
* On and Off the Bus throughout the evening
* All Ages Welcome
* Based on More 20 Years of Research and Writing
NEW! WEIRD CHICAGO DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR!
Created by Weird Chicago and revived in 2018, this carefully crafted walking tour of the Windy City's most haunted sites is based on more than 20 years of research into the history and hauntings of the city! It's a mixture of ghosts, gangsters, ghouls, mystery and mayhem -- everything that makes all of our tours so great! We give you the chance to experience the locations first-hand and hear the true stories behind the legends that have made Chicago so famous as one of the most haunted cities in America! It's just one more reason why Weird Chicago has earned a reputation for the "best tours in the city!"
DEVIL & THE WHITE CITY TOUR | CHICAGO'S FIRST H.H. HOLMES TOUR!
Created by Weird Chicago in 2006 (and often imitated), this is the original tour that delves into the history, mystery, murder and mayhem of the American serial killer, H.H. Holmes and the World’s Columbia Exposition in Chicago in 1893. During the World’s Fair, Holmes operated the infamous “Murder Castle” and this was the first tour to take you on a journey back in time to not only the places where Holmes sought out and dispatched his victims, but also to take a look at the remnants of the spectacular fair and to get an inside look at Chicago in 1893 and what the world saw when it came to the Windy City! Even though other tours have followed in the wake of our creation, there is no other tour in Chicago like this one. Experience it with the company that started it all!
TRUE CRIME AND MYSTERY TOUR | THE CITY'S MOST MACABRE TOUR!
Join Weird Chicago for a walk on the dark side of the city during this grisly and chilling tour that explores the vintage and modern murders that have shaped Chicago history. This is not an ordinary crime tour but a look at the most depraved murders in the city’s history — and some of the darkest crimes ever committed. Take a trip back in time and revisit some of the bloodiest crimes of Chicago’s past, from the Lip-Stick Killer to the hunting grounds of John Wayne Gacy. Includes death sites, crime scenes and haunts of some of Chicago’s most depraved killers!
BLOOD, GUNS & VALENTINES GANGSTER TOUR | AN AUTHENTIC "PUBLIC ENEMIES" TOUR
Join us for a “Bloody Chicago” ghosts and crime tour as we explore gangland sites, death scenes and the city’s grisliest and most famous crime spots. We’ll revisit not only the Capone and gangster sites of yesterday but horrific tales of blood and horror from Chicago’s haunted past from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre to famous gangster hangouts, death sites, murder scenes and much more! No cheesy costumes and phony theatrics — just the most authentic gangster tour in the city as we get on and off the bus at the Windy City's most famous crime scenes!
ROARING ’20S SPEAKEASY TOUR | THE PROHIBITION TOUR OF WHAT MADE CHICAGO WILD! It's the booze, jazz and gangsters that made 1920s Chicago roar! An adults-only (Gotta be 21 to drink in the pubs) tour of Chicago’s most famous crime and gangster hangouts, the history of booze and Prohibition in the city and the famous Red Light Districts that made the Windy City notorious all over the world! We travel back in time to the time when booze was illegal in America -- but always flowing in Chicago, so get ready to have some fun! Experience the sleazy and sinister side of Prohibition-Era Chicago as we prowl the city streets in search of the remnants of the Roaring ’20s with bar stops, crime scenes, and more!
RESURRECTION MARY’S HAUNTED PUB CRAWL! Want to live the dance hall nights of Chicago liquor and jazz the way Resurrection Mary did? Now's your chance! This adult's only (21 and older) tour in honor of Chicago's most famous ghost starts off with a tribute to the "original" Mary at the place she died and then takes you on a 1930s-era pub crawl of haunted gin joints, taverns, and dives and reveals some of Chicago's most haunted places on your journey back in time! Check the schedule for upcoming dates and join us for a night of history and hooch!
SINNERS, VICTIMS & VICE: RED LIGHT DISTRICT TOUR! An adults-only tour that takes a walk on the wild side of Chicago, revealing the history of the city’s vice districts, love stories gone tragically wrong, and the story of how the red lights of the Windy City became known from coast-to-coast! RETURNING TO THE SCHEDULE SOON!
WEIRD CHICAGO TOURS GENERAL INFORMATION
See the public tour schedule above or arrange a private tour for your group! Call us questions at 217-791-7859! All Reservations made online!
The Weird Chicago Bus Tours run about 3 hours in length. We travel all over the city and we do get on and off the bus throughout the tour. We use air-conditioned and heated buses, but are frequently off the bus, so be sure to dress for the weather! We do not offer an itinerary or list of stops for the tour. It can sometimes change and sadly, other companies copy our tours so we’d rather keep that info to ourselves and share it with our guests during the tour! Just come expecting the unexpected and you'll be glad you did!
Seasonal walking tour takes place rain or shine. If it's raining, bring an umbrella. We don't cancel because of weather (unless circumstances are extreme). Dress according to the temperature and be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Children over the age of 10 are welcome on the tours, but it’s not recommended for kids under the age of 10. Sorry, no babies or infants in strollers. No one under the age of 21 is allowed on our pub crawls or the Roaring ’20s Tour!
We do not allow alcohol to be brought aboard the bus for public tours but do encourage guests to purchase drinks at the pubs where we stop on the tour! Any intoxicated guest who interferes with other guests, or the operation of the tour, will be barred from the tour. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
Private Tours Are Available for Groups up to 55 and as low as 14 (and anywhere in-between) people and we can customize your tour to fit the needs of your party or you can choose from one of the tours that we offer! These Weird Tours are great for bachelorette parties, private groups and corporate events! CLICK HERE FOR PRIVATE TOUR INFO!
All Reservations for public tours are sold on a first come/ first served basis and we do not offer refunds for unused reservations. Credit toward future tours may be offered if we receive a minimum of 48 hours advance notice! There is no guarantee on this, so please try and keep the dates for which reservations are made, if possible! We are only able to reschedule you once per reservation.
WANT TO KNOW THE STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE WEIRD CHICAGO TOURS?
WEIRD CHICAGO | BLOOD, GUNS & VALENTINES | MURDER BY GASLIGHT | TWO LOST GIRLS | BY TROY TAYLOR
Troy Taylor’s Article on Chicago’s Most Elusive Ghost — including History, Sightings & Who Mary Might Actually Be!
The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
4-Part Series on Gangland Murders and the Lingering Spirits — and Possible Curse — of this Bloody Event!
The Iroquois Theater Fire
The Chicago Night When the Show Did Not Go On! The True Story of One of the City’s Most Haunted Places!
Farewell to the Grimes Sisters
The Tragic End of Innocence in Chicago. Relive the Horrific Disappearance, Gruesome Murders & Ghosts Left in the Wake
The Our Lady Of Angels Fire
Chicago’s Lost Innocence in 1958
The Green Mill
History of Chicago’s Greatest Nightclub and “Machine Gun Jack” McGurn
The Eastland Disaster
One of Chicago’s Greatest Disasters and the ghosts left behind!
Fort Dearborn Massacre
How the City of Chicago was born in blood!
The Sausage Vat Murder
The Tragic Tale of Louisa Luetgert
Screaming Lizzie, Chicago Avenue Mary & Other Roadside Ghosts
Chicago’s “other” vanishing hitchhiker
Chicago’s Thrill Killers
The “Perfect Crime” of the Infamous Leopold & Loeb!
The Haunting of Al Capone
The Bloody Life of Chicago’s Greatest Gangster and the Ghost that Hounded him to his Grave!
The Car Barn Bandits
History & Hauntings of Chicago’s Last Outlaws!
Chicago’s Haunted Police Stations
A Gathering of Ghosts from the early 1900s!
Chicago’s First “One-Way Ride”
The Lost Story of Billy Bate
The World Came to Chicago
The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893