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Prairie Avenue: Chicago’s First “Millionaires’ Row”

Found on the Near South Side, the Prairie Avenue District has some of Chicago’s most historic mansions. eATLAS’ CHIstory ScavHunt Adventure, which takes place May 31st-June 2nd, will immerse you in the Windy City’s storied past, with a chance to win cash prizes totaling $5,000. You can get full details here. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) […]

April 11, 2024

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History: How Chicago Architects Defined the Skyscraper, Twice

Chicago’s skyline is world-famous, and no trip to the Windy City is complete without taking an architecture tour. eATLAS has app-guided Adventures that explore historic buildings in the Loop, Prairie Avenue, Hyde Park, Old Town, Wicker Park, and Ravenswood Manor, plus another devoted to Art Deco. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) For the first 35 years […]

February 28, 2024

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“Paradise Under Glass”: Chicago’s Two Conservatories

The conservatories in Garfield and Lincoln Parks feature thousands of trees and plants from around the world in a serene, indoor setting. If you’re heading to Lincoln Park, we have two eATLAS Adventures to recommend: explore the park’s hidden gems or play our scavenger hunt of the zoo. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) Although the practice […]

December 28, 2023

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Say “Oui” to the Chicago French Market!

The Chicago French Market has partnered with eATLAS on the French Market’s French Language Adventure. The scavenger hunt features eight stops that explore the French roots at some of the stalls in the French Market, including the croissant, banh mi, and mustard. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) Food halls are all the rage in cities across […]

November 9, 2023

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How “Cabbage Patch” Became Old Town

These days, Old Town is known for its charming restaurants and shops, the country’s most famous training ground for comedians, and a pair of art street fairs in the summer. But in the city’s earliest days, it was known for cabbages. eATLAS has three walking tours centered around Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood: Our free guide […]

October 31, 2022

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Northalsted – the heart of Chicago’s LGBTQ community

In recognition of LGBT History Month, we hope you enjoy this history of Northalsted. This Lakeview neighborhood, known until 2021 as Boystown, has for decades been synonymous with Chicago’s LGBTQ community. eATLAS has a walking tour of Northalsted called Bits of Boystown created by Ronnie Frey. You can purchase it here. In 1997, Mayor Richard […]

October 26, 2022

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