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Hunting Chicago's Historic Calamities

scavenger hunt

Hunting Chicago's Historic Calamities

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
scavenger hunt

Hunting Chicago's Historic Calamities

scavenger hunt

Hunting Chicago's Historic Calamities

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Tales of fires, floods, and secret tunnels under Chicago await you in this historical scavenger hunt through Chicago's Loop! You'll receive a set of clues, each one of which will take you to the site of a historical disaster in downtown Chicago. As you travel through the city, you'll learn how early disasters in Chicago's history helped shape the city into the modern metropolis it is today. Each group will receive a set of 10 clues that will take you to 10 different locations, and the first group to find all the answers and reach the host will win a fabulous prize! The answer to the final clue will reveal a hidden location. There, you'll meet your host for a complimentary drink of your choice and a chance to learn more about the history behind these strange but true tales.

Your host

Learn more about Leyla

Leyla

Hi. I’m Leyla, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I've been a resident of Chicago since 2007, and have a passion for its history. I’ve been hosting tours in Chicago for more than 8 years, bringing people with me to explore the city’s hidden corners and find new ways to get around. For questions about this experience, please contact me directly through Airbnb.

In partnership with Atlas Obscura

Selected by Atlas Obscura

This experience is offered directly by a member of the Atlas Obscura community and has been selected by Atlas Obscura.

Founded in 2009, Atlas Obscura is a global community of explorers, who have together created a comprehensive database of the world’s most wondrous places and foods. Community members also host their own experiences, providing special access to the world’s hidden wonders, local marvels, and gastronomical wonders.

What's included

Drinks
Each ticket includes 1 drink of your choice at the final location.

Where you'll be

Every location you visit will relate to a specific event in Chicago's history that changed its path forever. You'll end at a hidden location (revealed by answering the final clue on the scavenger hunt) where you'll have a chance to chat with your host and hear more stories.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable using their phones and the internet to help them solve the clues. You should also be able to follow a map/be able to figure out directions with a map application.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Fully Charged Smart Phone

More tips

Guests are encouraged to participate in the hunt either solo or in pairs. You must be 21+ to be part of the hunt. This event goes on rain, shine, or snow! Be ready to walk 2 miles. Wear shoes fit for an adventure and a cold weather outfit to match. Limited ADA access.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Leyla
Hunting Chicago's Historic Calamities
New experience
£37/person
New experience
£37/person