Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Halloween! Chicago style, that is.

'Tis the season for ghosts, goblins, and gremlins! What better way to celebrate than with a haunted tour of Chicago! That's right, Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours offers guided Halloween tours twice a day at 6:30pm and 8:45pm.

In addition to haunted houses and hotels, you'll visit such sites as the Iroquois Theatre disaster, where almost 600 people died in a jam-packed, multi-million dollar theater (see photo on right) following a fire that swept through it in 1903; Death Alley, located just behind where the theater once stood ... rumor has it that this area was haunted then and is still haunted by ghosts and spirits today ... needless to say, it remains largely uninhabited; Fort Dearborn, an area that was ordered to be evacuated during the War of 1812 only to have the evacuees ambushed by 500 Potawatomi Indians; and the Morgue on State.

And a visit to Chicago just wouldn't be complete without reliving the history of Al Capon, that famous American gangster from the 1920s. The segway tour visits the past home of his haunted yacht.

I'm checking out this tour tonight and can't wait!

If you're a big fan of Halloween or local haunts, Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours also offers guided tours of the Museum Campus, Art & Architecture tours, and a Fireworks Tour. Bi-lingual tours are available.

Tours meet up at 337 E Randolph St, which is located very close to the SfN hotel district.

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