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Chicago Pedway Walking Tour

  • Guided comedic walking tour through Chicago's Pedway
  • Admire the architectural aspects of the ‘Windy City’
  • Walkways, tunnels and bridges are enclosed and heated
Chicago Pedway Walking Tour
From US$23.00
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Monday/Thursday 10:30amMost Popular
This tour operates on Mondays and Thursdays and departs from the Thompson Center.
Saturday 1:00PM
This 90-minute all-indoor Pedway Tour leaves from the Fairmont Hotel lobby
Discover a lesser-known side of the Windy City on this Chicago Pedway tour, a 1.5-hour walking excursion through the many heated passageways, tunnels, and corridors that link some of the town's most iconic buildings. Follow your humorous guide on an insider's exploration of these relatively unknown walkways, learning about the area's architecture and history as you go. It's a great way to explore a different side of Chicago unknown to most visitors.
What to Expect
Explore a side of Chicago architecture and history unknown to most visitors during this 1.5-hour Pedway tour, traversing a collection of corridors, tunnels and underground walkways connecting many of the city's best-known buildings. It's a great way to discover some of Chicago's most famous sights and get away from the crowds

Begin your Pedway walking tour at 10:30am.  Your departure location depends on the day of your tour, so confirm with your operator before you arrive. Join your informative and joke-cracking guide, who also works as a comedian, as you discover the intricate network of the Chicago Pedway, which was constructed around the time of WWII.

As you traverse this fascinating network of walkways, you'll hear about how the city's former mayor, Richard J. Daley, acquired the famed Picasso sculpture that now rests in Daley Plaza, and view the section of the Pedway where Christopher Nolan's Batman film The Dark Knight was filmed. Emerge back onto the streets of Chicago at the corner of Michigan and Randolph with a newfound appreciation for Chicago's unique architecture and history.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Keep the Pedway weird!

Margaret, our tour guide, did a fantastic job of making sure the tour was informative and fun. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone mildly curious about Chicago's Pedway!

Thank angela75492
Chicagoelevated, Owner at Chicago Elevated, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Angela! Thank you for coming on the tour and YES! Maybe I should get some stickers, KEEP THE PEDWAY WEIRD! Lol.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Hiking, History, and Humor

Hiking, the walk was easy for all. History, Margret really knows and loves this city. This is a great tour for visitors and locals. Humor, Margret (Marsha, you'll understand when you take the tour) brings a great mix of local lore, history and homor. This...More

Thank Kc S
Chicagoelevated, Owner at Chicago Elevated, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Lol, Marcia Marcia Marcia!!! Thank you for coming and for leaving this lovely review. Jan Brady is going to go try and wash the freckles off her face...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Essential tour of "hidden" Chicago!

Margaret was a wonderful guide, knowledgable and engaging. I learned so many new things & had a blast exploring parts of the Pedway I'd never seen. I can't wait to revisit the very cool "reading spot" she showed us, and see what some sections are...More

Thank Chi_explorer312
Chicagoelevated, Owner at Chicago Elevated, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The best is when you get a great review from someone who's name is Chi-Explorer. THANK YOU. Thank you. Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Interesting Tour of Somewhat Unknown Chicago Attraction

Before I took my first pedway tour in Chicago, I had no idea of the labrynth of passageways under parts of the city. So I signed up for Margaret's tour to extend my knowledge of this somewhat little-known part of the city. Margaret's tour was...More

Thank roseyswan
Chicagoelevated, Owner at Chicago Elevated, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The best 4-star review ever and the best reason for the 4 stars ever. THANK YOU. Thank you for coming on the tour and for wanting to see MORE of it!! That is the best ever. Thank you than you thank you.

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Relatively unknown part of the city

I enjoyed this underground walking tour. I'd heard and read about the pedway, but it was fun to finally get to explore it a little. Margaret, our guide, was just terrific.

Thank Melissa S
Chicagoelevated, Owner at Chicago Elevated, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Melissa thank you so much for your review! I'm glad you got to learn about the pedway and know that it will always be here for you! (mostly)

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Susan F
12 July 2018|
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Response from thorcandace | Reviewed this property |
If your parents are mobile, I would say yes. It is a walking tour, so there is a good bit of waking, but it’s not fast paced. As for the pre-teens- you’re walking through secret underground tunnels! Even though there’s not a... More
Susan F
12 July 2018|
Response from Lori R | Reviewed this property |
It’s not a fast pace but there are some stairs. The kids might just enjoy being underground.
18 May 2018|
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Response from Chicagoelevated | Property representative |
Hi All! Thank you for answering these questions so well. Hi April! The answers above are spot on. There is a part of the pedway that can be done in a scooter, a stretch of it so to speak. But there are indeed stairs... More
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