A (Totally Fake) Tour of Chicago - Atlas Obscura


A (Totally Fake) Tour of Chicago

An April Fool's Reinvention of Chicago History.

Celebrate April Fool's Day in Chicago with Atlas Obscura with a special tour that will take you on a wild and imaginative reinvention of city history.

As we venture through some of Chicago's landmarks on the near north side, you'll be in on the joke listening to a few comical tall tales of the history of the city. Plus, you'll have the chance to learn some true stories of pranks from April Fool's Days past, along with other fun facts. (Though don't worry—your guide will be sure to differentiate what's fact from what's fiction!)


  • Look for Leyla in the Atlas Obscura shirt just behind the Water Tower in the circular park with the pigeons. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event start to check in.
  • No age restriction, but some stories are on the macabre side.
  • Walking shoes are a good idea!
  • The event is ADA accessible, but it is a walking tour on the streets of Chicago and there will not be a place to sit down.
  • For those interested in taking pictures—yes, photography is allowed!
  • This ticket is non-refundable, but you can transfer it by following this handy Eventbrite tutorial.

About Field Agent Leyla I. Royale
Leyla I. Royale is an avid Chicago historian and jack of all trades. She is the creator of Chicago horror history site Dead In Chicago, which features daily updates on horrible happenings from the city's past. She works as a cellist for local and national Chicago musicians, is an employee and trapeze artist at Trapeze School New York in Chicago, has been a dedicated historic tour guide at The Chicago Theatre, and spends her Octobers working as a haunted tour guide and as an actor for Zombie Army Productions.

Email leyla.royale@atlasobscura.com.

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Advance ticket sales only. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.