See Famous Chicago Mobster Homes on Popular Gangster Tour
There's been a lot of talk about the new Oak Park River Forest Gangster Tour featuring the homes of some of the most notorious organized crime figures.
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Chicago's Luxury Bus Gangster Tour
Seats are filling up fast to take this luxury coach tour of the suburban homes once owned by Chicago's biggest crime figures, in Oak Park and River Forest.
Oak Park & River Forest Gangster Tour
The new tour called, "There Goes The Neighbor Hood", is a two-hour luxury bus ride that will show you 13 former gangster homes along with the fascinating stories that go along with them. Covering six decades of Chicagoland's organized crime history, starting in the 1920s, according to a recent story from WGN.
The stories being told on the tour come from a man who knows the subject matter, historian John Binder. He's even written a couple of books on the topic of organized crime, Al Capone’s Beer Wars, and The Chicago Outfit.
The tour will take you by the suburban homes once owned by,
- Tony Accardo
- Paul Ricca
- Sam Giancana
- Sam “Teets” Battaglia
- “Tough Tony” Capezio
- “Machine Gun Jack” McGurn
While we don't get to go inside the homes featured on the tour, we will hear from John who has been inside. He tells stories of the home's sometimes outrageous features, and of secret tunnels and hidden rooms.
The Oak Park River Forest Gangster Tour is Sunday, September 18, and Sunday, October 16. There will be 2 tours each day, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. The tour takes off from the Roos Recreation Center at 7329 W. Harrison St. in Forest Park and tickets are $40 per person, $36 for Seniors 65+, and $36 for Active Military.
Book your tour HERE.
To see some of the homes that are featured on the tour, click here for a gallery shared by WGN.