Detour Chicago

Detour Chicago will walk you into the places and stories that make Chicago one of the most stunning, resilient and creative cities in the world. Fascinating insiders will take you into the heart of Chicago and show you what makes it tick. With Detour, you’ll see through the eyes, and walk in the shoes, of the people who know Chicago best.

Downtown: Outside the Box

Explore hidden gems and hear untold stories of how Chicago's dreamers and idealists shaped the city with Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson.

Riverwalk: The Turbulent Times of the Chicago River

Take a walk on the wild side of the Chicago River with canoe guide, and Friends of the Chicago River staffer, Claire Snyder to discover the historical struggle between Chicago and the river that helped shape it.

Chicago Architecture Foundation: Secrets of the Loop

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Jen Masengarb reveals the hidden conversations happening every day between Chicago’s iconic buildings and public spaces, what they say about the city’s past and present, and how these conversations affect us all.