Grief Tourism

Travel to areas affected by natural disasters, places where people were murdered, etc.

Grief tourism in Chicago: even sports tourists can’t escape

1st May 2007

Here’s an interesting¬†blog entry on ghost hunting in Chicago. You often see these kinds of articles on sites dedicated to ghost hunting, but this seems to be a site for fairly mainstream sports tourists like people who want to see a baseball game at Wrigley Field or go to a museum.

Then again, we see grief tourism so often. For example, The Freedom Museum in Chicago, a very mainstream tourism spot “contains stone pieces of historical significance from the Great Wall of China, the Alamo, the White House, the World Trade Center, and the Berlin Wall.”

Chicago also has the Abraham Lincoln Civil War tour¬†which includes Stephen Douglas’ tomb and memorial along with other significant sites.

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