What you'll do
Enjoy a tour of the architecture and tales of the historic suburbs designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, and then enjoy a tipple in the shade. For Olmstead, the great landscape architect, the natural world was his medium. Among his greatest contributions was the town of Riverside, Illinois, one of the first planned communities which still stands as a living testament to what suburbs could have been. It remains unique not just in the Chicago suburbs, but in the world. You'll stroll down Riverside's streets as you gaze upon architectural wonders and hear surprising tales of a town’s history that predates the modern city of Chicago itself. Following our walking tour, we’ll relax in true Riverside style at Quincy Street Distillery in the historic downtown district. There, we'll sip spirits crafted with the history and legacy of Riverside itself in mind.
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Drinks A complimentary craft drink at the historically minded Quincy Street Distillery.
Where you'll be
Riverside is one of the first-known planned communities in the United States. Designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted famous for Central Park, the U.S. Capital and many other public places, it is a town like no other. Enjoy its winding streets and impeccable architecture. Quincy Street Distillery is known for making historically minded spirits in the heart of downtown Riverside.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Be prepared for a fair amount of walking outside.
Riverside, What the Burbs Could've Been
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