Al Capone Tour
According to the yellow pages Al Capone has traded with antiques in the early decades of the past century, that is with second-hand furniture. What else did Alphonse Gabriel aka Al Capone need in order to become the most notorious criminal in America? Gambling, alcohol and prostitution. These were the ingredients with which he stirred up the Chicago underworld. Moreover, with his cover-up tactics - he invested illegal revenues in laundry services - he laid the foundation for money laundering. How exactly the crafty self-exposer managed to do so remains unclear. His domain in the Windy City, however, is not. The Haunting of Al Capone tour by tour provider Weird Chicago follows the most important locations of Al Capone's activities. Many of his buildings are already torn down and replaced by new complexes. His ghost, however, is said to be still around. That's why Troy Taylor and Ken Melvoin-Berg take Capone fans to Mt Carmel Cemetry in Hillside, too - where the gangster boss was buried. Hopefully, for good!
The Museum Campus in Chicago is the equivalent to the Viennese Museumsquartier. A meaningful cluster of museums, and a meeting point for everybody interested in nature. An ideal excursion destination for the whole family. A public space that's fun. But let's take one a time: the size of the area right next to Lake Michigan is 23 hectares. There you'll find three museums that all aim at making natural sciences understandable: the Adler Planetarium, the Sheed Aquarium and the Field Museum of Natural History. In accordance to the theme, the area is some sort of park, rest area for Chicago inhabitants and guests, and an observation point for the Lake Michigan, a small and safe haven where you can contemplate, relax, learn and marvel in the city. Don't forget: the Soldier Field Football Stadium is also located within the area of the Museum Campus - yet another well-known place in Chicago.
They are quite nice to look at, the smart uniforms of the US Navy. Depending on situation and rank the officers and soldiers march in service, full or dinner dress over the vessel. At the Great Lakes Naval Museum in Chicago you might not see them live in action, maybe individuals, but Navy fans will learn everything about the US Navy and their history. The museum in the Northern party of the city is not big, yet, it is an official department of the Navy museum in Washington DC. In this way curations and new collections depend on what sponsors and patrons will donate. With this money the experts interpret the past of the largest naval unit in the world. Special emphasis is put on the only training camp of the Navy at this very space. In order to bond with the up-and-coming they will explain how to turn civilians into seamen. Furthermore the museum offers courses for children, for example on the history of fingerprints. Of course kids will also be able to put their own thumbs on ink and paper.