Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Take a tour around the city with wildly popular host, producer and writer Geoffrey Baer, expert on all things in and around Chicago. From the El, to the river, from the north suburbs to the south and everything in between, Baer shows you a side of the city you've never seen before.

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Episodes 26

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer The Power of Simplicity: Architect Scott Merrill

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

The Power of Simplicity: Architect Scott Merrill

Geoffrey Baer introduces us to the 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize winner, Scott Merrill.

26:47

The Power of Simplicity: Architect Scott Merrill

26:47

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Chicago's South Side

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Chicago's South Side

Explore Chicago's South Side neighborhoods with the people who call them home.

1:39:48

Chicago's South Side

1:39:48

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Street Smarts: Architect David M. Schwarz

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Street Smarts: Architect David M. Schwarz

Geoffrey Baer profiles architect David M. Schwarz, 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize winner.

27:15

Street Smarts: Architect David M. Schwarz

27:15

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Where In Chicago? with Geoffrey Baer

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Where In Chicago? with Geoffrey Baer

Geoffrey Baer poses Chicago history and trivia questions to a diverse group of locals.

1:16:27

Where In Chicago? with Geoffrey Baer

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Clips 11

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Chicago's South Side: Auburn Gresham Renaissance Festival

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Chicago's South Side: Auburn Gresham Renaissance Festival

Every September, this street fair brings the community together along West 79th Street.

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Chicago's South Side: Auburn Gresham Renaissance Festival

2:29

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Chicago's South Side: Chinatown River Tour

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Chicago's South Side: Chinatown River Tour

Join this tour the South Branch with the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce.

Chicago's South Side: Chinatown River Tour

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Chicago's South Side: Englewood Jazz Fest

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Chicago's South Side: Englewood Jazz Fest

This jazz festival in Englewood has been presenting original music in the Hamilton Park.

3:08

Chicago's South Side: Englewood Jazz Fest

3:08

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Chicago's South Side: Mexican Independence Day Parade

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Chicago's South Side: Mexican Independence Day Parade

This annual parade in South Chicago is in its 75th year.

3:18

Chicago's South Side: Mexican Independence Day Parade

3:18

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Chicago's South Side: South Side Public Art

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Chicago's South Side: South Side Public Art

Public art is a rich part of Chicago's South Side landscape.

7:43

Chicago's South Side: South Side Public Art

7:43

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Where In Chicago?

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Where In Chicago?

What is the real name of "The Bean" in Millennium Park?

0:37

Where In Chicago?

0:37

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Where In Chicago?

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Where In Chicago?

What downtown street runs north, south, east, and west?

0:38

Where In Chicago?

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Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Where In Chicago?

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Where In Chicago?

What is the title of Picasso's sculpture in Daley Plaza?

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Where In Chicago?

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Previews 5

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Chicago's South Side | Preview

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Chicago's South Side | Preview

Geoffrey Baer explores the rich history and culture of the neighborhoods south of I-55.

9:22

Chicago's South Side | Preview

9:22

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer 10 Homes that Changed America | Preview

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

10 Homes that Changed America | Preview

"10 that Changed America" is a whirlwind tour of America’s architectural treasures.

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10 Homes that Changed America | Preview

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Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Where In Chicago? with Geoffrey Baer | Preview

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Where In Chicago? with Geoffrey Baer | Preview

Geoffrey Baer poses Chicago history and trivia questions to a diverse group of locals.

9:57

Where In Chicago? with Geoffrey Baer | Preview

9:57

Video thumbnail: Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer Chicago Time Machine with Geoffrey Baer | Preview

Chicago Tours with Geoffrey Baer

Chicago Time Machine with Geoffrey Baer | Preview

Geoffrey gives us a unique view of incredible moments from the past.

11:08

Chicago Time Machine with Geoffrey Baer | Preview

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