Crafting Your Experience
Hotel Versey is located in the center of the Belmont Theater District, you can catch a show by local upcoming artists while in Chicago.
Hotel Versey, a local hotel in your favorite neighborhood. Experience a local feel with locally-designed art through the hotel.
Clustered around Milwaukee Ave are a collection of Chicago craft breweries that are taking the world of Chicago brewing by storm. Take a wild journey through the unique and wondrous world of Chicago brewing.
Dive into the rich history of the 128 year-old National Historic Landmark that is the Auditorium Theatre! In this adventure, you'll learn a little about how we came about, what we've done over the years, and how you can get involved.
Learn about Chicago's vibrant LGBTQ+ history on this cultural excursion through various parts of the City. This tour covers the historic markers and residences of some of Chicago's top LGBTQ+ luminaries. Find out how they left their marks from Washington Park and Woodlawn all the way up north to Rogers Park.
Welcome to the Chicago Cultural Center, a landmark home of the arts.
In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.
Explore some of the locations of the Chicago blues scene of the 1960s with this VAMONDE adventure, based on the Chicago History Museum exhibition, "AMPLIFIED: Chicago Blues." Southern black migrants brought the blues to Chicago, where the music helped them forge connections and transform an unfamiliar, often inhospitable city into a new home. The music was also transformed—electrified and amplified to compete with urban noise. The photography of Raeburn Flerlage captures the streets, clubs, homes, and studios where a community of musicians defined the Chicago blues sound.
Plan a family getaway the kids won't soon forget!
A Baptist minister and champion of nonviolent activism, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential figures of the civil rights movement. He spent considerable time in Chicago protesting racial discrimination, particularly in housing and education. This VAMONDE adventure is based on the Chicago History Museum exhibition, "Remembering Dr. King: 1929-1968," and invites you to explore in person some of the locations King frequented in the city and to consider how Dr. King’s work remains relevant today, fifty years after his assassination.
The story of literary Chicago is one of overlapping communities: avant-garde, intellectuals, journalists, activists, artists, and migrants from places near and far. The city's many newspapers, magazines, and literary journals have offered experience and exposure for aspiring writers. Programs at local libraries, bookstores, and cafes have connected writers with the reading public.
A historical tour of Old Town School fueled by archival photos, recordings and video. This complements a photo exhibit on the walls of the Old Town School (4544 N. Lincoln Ave, basement). Text by Tanya Lee, Ph.D. / Photos curated by Colby Maddox.
The story of public housing is the story of America. This tour, curated by the National Public Housing Museum, introduces you to the heart of Chicago’s Near West Side with its vibrant communities, diverse cultures, and history of activism and resistance. Explore fascinating sites where public housing residents built community across racial and economic divides, restaurants and bakeries that continue to create delectable food from various cultures and learn about overlooked and invisible stories about where people studied, organized, and confronted social injustice. We recognize this land as being indigenous, and we follow the lead of the first peoples who, despite massive genocidal violence, have never relinquished the struggle for land, water, culture, their people. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Around every corner of The Magnificent Mile lie surprising pieces that make up the rich history of downtown Chicago. Unexpected turn-of-the-century ballrooms, lavish chandeliers, stained glass fit for royalty, atlases of the Renaissance, former mansions of America's elite, eclectic bars, iconic burger joints, classic cocktails, and unbeatable views make up our guide to the top hidden gems around the district.
Entertainment Cruises has proudly operated the Seadog Chicago for over 20 years. Our most popular and entertaining ride on the Seadog is the River and Lake Architecture tour. Learn about Chicago's greatest architecture and have fun on our family-friendly Seadog tour!
Join the American Writers Museum on a journey through Chicago's neighborhoods to learn the fascinating stories of some of the city's literary landmarks. A special adventure created in honor of the 2017 American Library Association Annual Exhibition and Conference.
The American Writers Museum is the first national museum in the United States dedicated to engaging the public in celebrating American writers. Tap GO and check out 'Writers Hall' for a preview of the museum, but like any good page-turner, it‘ll only leave you wanting more. Plan a visit to unlock the exclusive, behind-the-scenes content for each exhibit.
Chicago is a city built of neighborhoods and cultures and Chinatown is the prime example. Just south of Chicago's Loop, Chinatown is bustling with people, traditional cuisine, and of course culture. Hop on the Red Line, a bus, or even a water taxi and discover one of Chicago's most unique neighborhoods.
Jason Brammer is known for his distinctive mixed media assemblage based works, surreal paintings and drawings, murals and site-specific installations. Join us as we take you across the city and unearth how some of your favorite works came to be.
Once a home just to factories, Chicago's West Loop is now the place for some of Chicago's finest and fanciest restaurants. But you don't have to spend a lot to grab a delicious lunch. Here are some great, affordable spots off Restaurant Row.
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Follow in the footsteps of local experts and cultural institutions as they guide you across multiple locations. See locations come to life as hidden stories and insider secrets are revealed through photos, descriptions, audio narratives, video, and AR. Experience content and narratives crafted exclusively for VAMONDE.
Discover engaging places around you; whether you're near home or exploring a place for the first time.
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