Get NEW Chicago self-guided walking tours and a free ticket to the 2022 Chicago Travel & Adventure Show!

See Chicago Like Never Before with Living Landmarks of Chicago Audio Tours

Think you know Chicago? You will with NEW self-guided walking tours based on the bestselling book,
Living Landmarks of Chicago.

Each tour, narrated by Jim Goodrich, unveils stories that bring the city to life. You'll meet the woman who saved vaudeville, the man shipped home in a rum barrel, and the runaway who built a skyscraper with nickels.

You'll discover the secrets of the people that rebuilt again and again, that defied expectations to create one of the greatest cultural destinations in the world, that, through sheer force of will (and lots of sand) built a city on a swamp.


Where Chicago Began starts where Chicago did. Once you take this tour, you'll never look at Chicago the same way again.


This is just the first of many. Tours being released in the coming weeks include:

  • Chicago Cultural Mile
  • Chicago in the 1800s
  • 1920s Chicago
  • Magnificent Mile

If there's enough demand, we'll also produce:

  • Women of Living Landmarks
  • The Business of Chicago
  • Prohibition, Chicago-style
  • The Arts
  • From Lake Park to Grant Park
  • From Lake Park to Lincoln Park

If you enjoy the first tour and would like us to produce all of these, please help spread the word and share this page.

BONUS: Sign up for early access to these unique tours and you'll get a FREE ticket to the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show*.

At this show, you'll get the inside information you need to find, plan and book your next trip from experts, including:

  • Samantha Brown, Host of Samantha Brown's Places to Love
  • Peter Greenberg, Emmy-Award-Winning Investigative Reporter, Producer and CBS News Travel Editor
  • Andrew McCarthy, Award-Winning Travel Writer, Actor and Producer
  • Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer's Guides & Publisher of

AND Emmy-winning author Theresa L. Goodrich! She's an inveterate road tripper who will share tips for planning an amazing road trip, as well as highlight several destinations that are a short drive from the Windy City.

Chicago Travel & Adventure Show 2022

*The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show takes place February 19 & 20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Proof of vaccination is required to attend.

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