• Activities
The World’s Largest Scavenger Hunts

Next weekend, May 31st – June 2nd, eATLAS hosts its flagship event, the third annual ScavHunt. Create ScavSquads of up to five people and answer clues related to Chicago history—#CHIstory—for a chance to win up to $5,000 in cash! The winning ScavSquad will also receive a 13” x 13” 3D trophy that depicts nearly two […]

May 23, 2024

  • Culture
Chicago’s War Memorials

In Daley Plaza on the Dearborn St. side lives an eternal flame that has burned since Aug. 22nd, 1972. It’s dedicated to the “memory of the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to present. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves and Merchant Marines.” […]

May 16, 2024

  • Culture
Don’t Forget These Famous People From “Forgottonia”

Today, May 9, 2024, Macomb, Ill., debuts Macombopoly, the world’s largest Monopoly game, in its Courthouse Square that can be played through eATLAS. The date was chosen because it’s the 158th birthday of Macomb native Lizzie Magie, who invented the precursor to the game and modeled the board on her hometown. After playing Macombopoly, check […]

May 9, 2024

  • Celebration
How Cinco de Mayo Became a Mexican-American Holiday

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with eATLAS! Take our Taco Crawl through Lincoln Park or our Frida & Friends: Food & Art Tour in Pilsen. Cyclists can also explore Pilsen and Humboldt Park through our Revolutionary Ride, a bike tour created by the Newberry Library that is available in English and Spanish. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) […]

May 2, 2024

  • Iconic Chicago
‘Y’ Does Chicago Have a Secret Symbol?

eATLAS’ Hidden in Plain Sight scavenger hunt Adventure asks you to solve clues that will take you to seven locations where Chicago’s Y-shaped municipal device is displayed. The symbol is also featured on our CHIstory ScavHunt Adventure, which takes place May 31st-June 2nd, with a chance to win cash prizes totaling $5,000. By Dave Lifton […]

April 25, 2024

  • Tours
How Route 66 Became America’s “Mother Road”

eATLAS has two tour Adventures dedicated to Route 66. The first explores 12 landmarks that can be found near its terminus point in Chicago’s Loop, and the second is a 300-mile excursion that spans the  entirety of the road in Illinois, from Chicago to the Chain of Rocks Bridge in Granite City, with stops at […]

April 18, 2024

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