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The beautiful gold onion dome on the top of the Hotel Intercontinental, originally built by the Shriners as the Medinah Athletic Club in 1929, was designed to be a docking structure for dirigibles. Blimps were shaping up to be the elite mode of air transport in the early 20th Century until the 1937 Hindenberg Disaster took the air out of the to speak.

Michael Corcoran in the Osaka Garden

Tour guide Michael Corcoran rests a moment on the bridge in the Osaka Garden in Jackson Park, on the site of the original Japanese garden and HO-O Den Palace of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

About Us

Brainsnack Tours is the "brainchild" of Michael Corcoran, CTG, and his wife Kate, who have lived in Chicago since 1987.

Michael, with experience as both a step-on and walking tour guide, developed his love and expertise for Chicago's history and architecture when pursuing his B.A from DePaul University. He combines his experience as a writer, storyteller, and professional stand-up comedian with his tour-guide expertise to provide informative and tailored tours infused with dry wit.

Kate has degrees in history and anthropology, but actually works as the director of research and information systems (computer geek, for short) for a small national non-profit association based in Chicago. An avid amateur digital photographer, Kate is solely to blame for the photos on this site and for the Website design.


Site and images © 2004-2012 Michael & Kate Corcoran, some rights reserved. Page last updated:  23 September 2012
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