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Discovery of Chicago Bus Tour

Dates: Jun. 22, 2019 - Jun. 22, 2019
Times: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Category: Education/History
Location: Portage Woods Forest Preserve, 4800 S. Harlem Ave., Lyons, IL 61301
Phone: 815-220-1848
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Enhance your knowledge of Chicago, and the I&M Canal's, origins on the "Discovery of Chicago" bus tour. Join us for a historic tour of early Chicago presented by Friends of the Chicago Portage and The Canal Corridor Association. Veteran Portage tour guides Gary Mechanic and Jeff Carter will take you on a 4-hour tour through the Old Chicago Portage starting at the statue of Joliet & Marquette at the Chicago Portage Historic Site, and ending at Canal Origins Park.

The Discovery of Chicago Bus Tour is $45.00 per-person. Lunch is not included but there will be lunch stop at the Merchandise Mart Food Court. The tour will begin precisely at 10:00am on Saturday June 22nd at the Statue of Joliet & Marquette at the Portage Woods Forest Preserve, 4800 S. Harlem Ave. in Lyons, IL.


What's Nearby:
Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Utica Business Association
Captain's Cove Bar and Grill
Joliet Slammers Baseball
Kayak Morris

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