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Chicago Pedway Tour
Ranked #66 of 206 Tours in Chicago
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

We bought our tickets with a groupon voucher so saved some money.

Our tour guide was very informative and was a vast wealth of knowledge. It's very interesting how the pedway works and was nothing like I had imagined. He kept having pop quizzes with gift cards as prises, but we never managed to win! We were each given a packet of chicago mix popcorn from a small shop near a train station ( don't remeber the name)

Thank Michelle F
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Reviewed 11 December 2014

My husband and I were attracted by the fun, quirky sound of this tour, and it totally lived up to our expectations. It was a great way to spend 90 minutes on a cold December day, and Margaret was a wonderful guide--funny, friendly, down-to-earth, and really knowledgeable (and enthusiastic) about Chicago and its history. It was cool to get this underground perspective on the city, and to hear Margaret's interesting and often funny stories as we walked through the Pedway. There were a couple of real highlights: the stained glass windows (including a Tiffany) mounted in the pedway near The Store Formerly Known as Marshall Fields, and the tour of the Chicago Cultural Center. We lucked out and happened to be there on a Wedding Saturday, when brief ceremonies are held for multiple marrying couples--such a fun chaos of multiple brides and wedding parties in that gorgeous setting! There were 7 of us in the tour, which was a perfect size group. We'd definitely recommend this fun tour!

Thank Cathy S
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Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

I took the Pedway Tour in December 2014. Margaret is one of the funniest and friendliest tour guides ever.
The Chicago pedway tour is perfect for a winter time activity. You are not outside at all, and you get to see the city from a different perspective.
The highlight of the tour is the trip into the Chicago Cultural Center. The Tiffany dome is amazing. Margaret was also very knowledgeable about all the stops we made and told engaging stories about each.
If you are looking for a fun and slightly off the beaten path tour, I recommend this one.

Thank KillerQueen99
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Reviewed 16 November 2014

A fun, interesting tour during winter months. It included lots of interesting facts. Margaret was very animated and made the tour fly.

Thank Jmedude
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Margaret was our fun guide. She was extremely informative and certainly knew her stuff and who knew there is such a thing as the pedway system! We even told fellow people of the city and they had not even heard of the pedway system and Margaret was correct many people do not even know about it! Its an underground walking system, with its own unique symbol . Due to the very extreme weather conditions which chicago imposes this underground system makes it popular with people who need it to take some sort of shade from the adverse weather. Interesting, yet warm and underground. You see many beautiful parts of the city while underground too, Tiffany stained glass, the ceiling in Macy's, warm shopping malls, food courts, state buildings, tube stations and of course Margaret also gives you a lot of the citys history too, which is great , if you want to find out about the city in a nutshell. Margaret has created this tour, by use of the pedway, a simple but very effective approach to Chicago's underground. Factual, interesting and funny. Reasonably priced too, with about 90 minutes of a tour. Good value in my opinion.

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