So, I’ve lived in Chicago (now Evanston) for the past seven years and I’m a pretty great tourguide, if I do say so myself. I know all the local tricks, the spots that are must-sees for first time visitors (Art Institute, the B’Hai Temple in Wilmette), and the places that are fine to be avoided (Sears Tower). However, my youngest brother is visiting in May for the first time and I’m stumped on what to suggest for him because he’s really not interested in most “touristy” stuff at all.
He is a huge “geek” in the best sense of the word… He’s 22 and really into video games, D&D, ninjas, ren faires, Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc. Sound familiar Dopers?
I have plenty of non-touristy stuff in my back pocket (neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, comedy, etc) but I’m hoping someone might have a good suggestion or two of places I’d never think of to take him. Oddball museums, historical locations, etc… Let’s hear your ideas!