Nothing Says Love Like Touring the Sight of Illinois’ Infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
If you would rather celebrate Valentine's Day with a side of creepy instead of chocolates and flowers, take this Gangster Tour in Chicago that features the sight where the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre took place.
Chicago's Seedy Past
Chicago, Illinois, is widely known for its criminal past, making it the perfect location for gangster tours. These tours will take you on a journey through the city's seedy underworld, showcasing the locations and stories of some of the most notorious gangsters and organized crime bosses in American history, and one of the most popular stops is the sight of Chicago's infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre that took place in 1929.
The garage at 2122 North Clark Street in Chicago where the St. Valentine's Day Massacre took place has been torn down, but the scene of it still draws thousands of people every year to the city because the Massacre, rumored to be Al Capone's doing, still remains an unsolved crime.
Chicago Gangster Tours
If you really want to know what it felt like to live in Chicago during the Prohibition era when gangster activity was in high gear, Untouchable Tours is who you need to call because gangsters are their specialty. Their tour guides are professional actors that take on a gangster persona during your trip, and they are just brimming with all kinds of factual criminal knowledge.
Gangster Tour visitors will hear fascinating historical crime stories, brought to life by tour guides, while riding on a bus throughout Chicago stopping at sights of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, the Biograph Theatre, and the Holy Name Cathedral.
Untouchable Tour's Ganster Tours runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and they still have openings for tours this upcoming weekend (February 17-19) if you'd like to treat your love to a belated Valentine's Day experience. To get more information on ticket prices and tour availability, visit gangstertour.com.