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Chicago Elevated

#14 of 168 Tours in Chicago
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Address: 4870 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60640-4106
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+1 773-593-4873
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

If you're looking for a Chicago walking tour that is fun, inspiring and...

If you're looking for a Chicago walking tour that is fun, inspiring and inexpensive, you are looking at the right place!

I'm Margaret, 10-year veteran tour guide, comedian and your personal insider to this awesome city. My 20-year improv experience guarantees that you will get a tour that is entertaining, full of awesome stories and info and not your average scripted recitation. I work hard to make sure my facts are spot on and I promise you I've never given the same tour twice, each group has it's own personality. I keep my groups small and my ideas BIG. Check out my site for more tours and let me know if you have any questions about your trip to Chicago! (Oooh, you can do a private tour too! Just ask!)

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Super fun and different view of Chicago

I booked this tour for myself and some friends while in town for work and we had a great time. Margaret was super nice and friendly and went out of her way to tailor our tour to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Barbara K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked this tour for myself and some friends while in town for work and we had a great time. Margaret was super nice and friendly and went out of her way to tailor our tour to our interests and the changing weather. She was knowledgeable, engaging and so friendly! I loved that we saw parts of the city that... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met up with Margaret late Saturday afternoon. There were 5 of us. She is knowledgeable, funny, articulate, engaging...just all around great! I hope she comes to MSP to check out our skyways! It was the perfect amount of time, just the right amount of walking, talking, listening...she has the perfect balance.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday for the second time I had the pleasure in doing the Pedway tour. The second time around I did a private tour with a group of new friends. Margaret put a different spin on this tour then the last one I did and I can't wait to book another tour through her. Margaret has a flair of comedy as... More 

Thank Cheryl M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved Margaret's pedway tour. Our 2nd time in the city, but first to see all the wonderful architecture and sights that Margaret showed us. Learned a lot and enjoyed our hour and a half with our great tour guide!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Margaret is knowledgeable and passionate about Chicago and its architecture, parks, landmarks and "secret" underground world. We were a bit pressed for time so Margaret tailored our tour to include Pedway highlights and a tour of Millennium Park. This was a highlight of our trip to Chicago; highly recommend the tour & Margaret as your guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I ended up being the only two people in our group when we took the Chicago Mix Tour recently, and it was great. Margaret is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Chicago, and especially about parts of the city that tourists maybe don't often go out of their way to see, like the gorgeous Cultural Centre and the... More 

Thank Aileen F
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always wanted to be able to explore the pedway, but there are not maps, and signage is poor. Our tour guide, Margaret, helped make sense of it all. She was funny, knowledgable and flexible. She changed her route to accomodate questions from the group. Margaret's love for the pedway is obvious in this fabulous tour. Check it out! Great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting tour of the Pedway system underneath the Chicago Loop. Margaret was a fabulous guide, bringing history, architecture, people, and culture into her narrative as we moved between various buildings on our way. I loved it!

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Chicago for a few days with my wife and six month old daughter. We were looking for some fun, off the beaten path sort of things to do and came across the Pedway Tour. The tour guide Margaret does an awesome job and is full of delightful facts about the Pedway and Chicago in general. We all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Margaret started the tour by saying "this is going to be weird" - and it was, but in the best possible way! This tour was fantastic! Margaret is such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, and passionate about getting to know each of member of the group and sharing with them the great city of Chicago. Highly recommended!

Thank Tracey M

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