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Secret Chicago Tour

at Discovery Center - Irving Park

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Irving Park, Northwest Side
4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl
Btwn N Pulski Rd & N Harding Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60641
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this tour class:

Take a tour of the wild and lesser known side of Chicago. You will have the opportunity to see the parts of Chicago that those in the know would prefer you not see. 

Visit the cheap, but unique dives and the more colorful emporiums of entertainment. See the dark and forbidden side that the City of Big Shoulders supports, hidden in the shadows and the backways, places not included in the conventional cultural tours. 

Each tour is different and may provide the chance to dabble with pagans and magicians, dally with fetishists and get friendly with the non-conformists who never make it into the regular tours. Your guide will open the doors normally locked to those without the right connections to get in. 

This is the Chicago you will have to see to believe, because unless you're seeking out the obscure, you won't read or hear about it without your guide to its wild side. Time does not always permit leisurely food stops, so it's recommended that you eat beforehand.

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Cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a class credit.

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Question from Janice M.
It’s stated a $20 ‘materials fee’ is collected at the time of class, but no mention of what materials are provided for that fee. Care to enlighten?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Janice! Thanks for your question. That fee is for the trip leader's fee. The trip leader does give a little packet of information on the tour. Hope this helps!
Answer from anonymous
If $20 is for the “leaders fee” then what is the $55 for? Are drinks included?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The $55 is the payment for the tour itself. Drinks are not included. Thank you.
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Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is Chicago's Lifelong Learning Center. As Chicago's large stand longest running independent adult education program, we present fun, stimulating classes by qualified independent instructors who enjoy introducing others to their subjects. Learn among friends for your own enjoyment...

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