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The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

by sandrine71 Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 5:48 AM

Please, can you tell me, if there is a good possibility to go from Loop area in Chicago to the Venue at Horseshoe Casino by train, bus or metro? And how long will it take? Thanks for your help! :-)

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    Re: The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

    by riorich55 Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 6:05 AM

    It appears that there are Free Shuttles run by the Horseshoe Casino that will pick you up at a couple of places in downtown Chicago and take you back and forth.

    Here is a link for further information.

    horseshoehammond.com/casinos...

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    Re: The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

    by Dabs Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 6:08 AM

    Horseshoe has shuttles, you should be able to call them and find out if it's available for people who are not gambling, obviously they want you to spend money at the casino which is why they provide them for free

    horseshoehammond.com/casinos...

    It's not convenient to go by train, the South Shore is about 5 miles away, I used to commute out of it and don't recall seeing taxis and I believe the bus service has been cut. The el (metro) doesn't go far enough south and I wouldn't take a bus through the southside even if it was achievable.

    There is an Amtrak station within walking distance of the casino but the times are extremely limited. But if you wanted to gamble, have a nice dinner and then go see a show I suppose it could work if the show got out before 10:30pm

    horseshoehammond.com/casinos...

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    by Dabs Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    I see you are from Austria, if you want to tell me what show you are trying to see, I live just up the street from the Horseshoe, I can always call over there for you and see if there are some other options to get you down here

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    Re: The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

    by sandrine71 Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    Dabs wrote:
    I see you are from Austria, if you want to tell me what show you are trying to see, I live just up the street from the Horseshoe, I can always call over there for you and see if there are some other options to get you down here

     

     Oh, wow! Thank you for your help!!! :-) We will go to Chicago on vacation in september and I think about going to see the Jeff Dunham Show in the Casino on Sept. 7th or 8th. We won´t go to the casino for gambling. It would be very nice, if you could see, if there are other options to go there. :-) Thanks soooo much!!!! :-)

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    by Dabs Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 7:01 AM

    I'll call a little later today and see if they take passengers for the Venue, two of the three say you have to "game" for 3 hours but I'm not sure if they monitor by time or by activity

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    by sandrine71 Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Oh, please don´t hurry, Dabs!!! :-)

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    Re: The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

    by riorich55 Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    And let us know if you would like Dabs and I to set up a little Virtual Tourist meeting while you are in town. We are the VT Chicago Ambassadors, right Kristi?

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    by Dabs Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    Yes we are :-) But maybe we should make some Viennese pastries part of the deal? (just kidding, I love Viennese pastries!)

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    by sandrine71 Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Hey, that sounds good!!! :-) I will do so! :-)

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    Re: The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

    by riorich55 Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    sandrine71 wrote:
    Hey, that sounds good!!! :-) I will do so! :-)

    Just let us know when it gets closer to the time and we will set something up.  I've even been known to give some tours of Chicago to VT members.  Did 2 last year for VTers visiting from Ottawa, Canada and England! 

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    by Dabs Online Now Mar 22, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    I called the number for the Chicago Entertainment Shuttles (the one at the top that doesn't specify 3 hours of gaming, I called the Wrigleyville/Gold Coast number) and I asked if you could use it to go to the Venue and he said yes. I asked if there was a charge and he said no.

    If you want to contact me again if you book the tickets, I can call closer to when you are actually going and find out how the pickups work since there are so many pickup points. The closest to downtown is Chicago/LaSalle or Ontario/LaSalle depending on where you are staying.

    The Chinatown shuttle said no, I don't think he actually understood what I was asking, most of their clientele is probably Chinese. The 3rd one doesn't have a phone #.

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    Re: The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

    by Dabs Online Now Mar 27, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    Saw this on Living Social this morning, don't know if they will discount further but if you don't want to book now keep an eye on this site and on Goldstar, I have used both with no problems

    livingsocial.com/events/6266...

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