Prairie District: Street of the Elite

Motors, Music and Mansions

Prairie District: Street of the Elite

Get a sense for how Chicago’s wealthiest residents lived around the turn of the century and what remains today. This unique Chicago tour begins with an exploration and coffee at one of the city’s newly-revitalized spaces: The beautiful Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.

A short L ride away is the Prairie District, home to many historic sites such as Motor Row, the former Chess Records, the oldest house in the city, the landmark Second Presbyterian Church and the Glessner House. After enjoying some traditional Chicago deep dish pizza, we’ll board the train back to the Loop. There, we’ll peek inside an historic hotel and grab a sweet treat (with a sweet story) to wrap up the tour.

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Tour Highlights

Explore Two Neighborhoods

  • South Loop
  • Prairie District

Two Docent-Led Mini Tours Included

  • Second Presbyterian Church
  • Glessner House

Tour Options

Small Bites

  • Coffee
  • Chicago deep dish pizza
  • Sweet treat

Book Prairie District: Street of the Elite

Duration: 4 hours

Extra time built in for train travel

Price: Adult $90 | Youth $90

  • Days of operation: Wed, Sat
  • Save 15% on Wednesday tours
  • Start time: 10:30am
  • Tours begin and end in the Loop (See below)
  • Walking distance: 1.6 miles
  • Tour price includes food, beverages and transit fees
Prairie District: Street of the Elite Logo

Additional Information

Ticket Purchase Requirements

  • Must be able to climb stairs
  • Tour minimum of 2 people
  • Youth (age 12 and over) must be accompanied by an adult (age 18 and over)
  • Please bring a valid form of ID

Tour Meeting Point and Stops