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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.

Highlights

  • Guided comedic walking tour through Chicago's Pedway
  • Admire the architectural aspects of the ‘Windy City’
  • Walkways, tunnels and bridges are enclosed and heated
  • See the famed Picasso sculpture and the location where the Dark Knight was filmed

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What You Can Expect

Chicago Pedway Walking Tour

Cultural Center, Chicago

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.

Customer Reviews

Thomas J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Best tour ever and I am a Chicago resident for 20 years. Margaret is the best tour guide as well.

andrea.basalay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Margaret was a wonderful guide and her city pride was contagious. I have lived in and around Chicago for 45 years and could not believe all that I learned on this tour. We were a small group, two Chicagoans and three visitors and she made everyone very comfortable. The Pedway is really another neighborhood with a history and culture of its own. Learned how to take the Blue Line and follow the Pedway to the Cultural Center without having to surface. I'm so ready for the winter concerts!

Dorinda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very interesting, didn't know places like that existed in Chicago.
Would recommend this.

adriane.zindell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was interesting and introduced me to a part of Chicago I knew nothing about. I learned a lot of fun facts from our fabulous tour guide.

Philip C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We had been to Chicago on 3 previous occasions and wasn't aware of the pedway, we came across the pedway tour while looking for things to do. It was really enjoyable and we would highly recommend it.

Jamie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour - highly recommend it!

roderic w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour!

Steve E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Margaret was very knowledgeable and extremely entertaining! Would definitely recommend to others.

Karen V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Margaret is a fabulous ambassador for the city of Chicago!
This was both fun and informative... and a good activity for a pretty cold day.

Keith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Experience always enjoyable. We even made a return trip bringing friends along to share in the fun and history. Well done!

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