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Chicago Elevated

#15 of 165 Tours in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 4870 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60640
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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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Pedway Tour

This tour was an absolute blast....Margaret is an awesome ambassador for the city of Chicago. It was also fun meeting people from around the country and the World

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour was an absolute blast....Margaret is an awesome ambassador for the city of Chicago. It was also fun meeting people from around the country and the World

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in town celebrating an anniversary and looking for something different to do. We got different alright-in a good way. Our guide,Margaret, took us on a walking tour of the Chicago Pedway. We had never heard of this pedway before and according to Margaret most Chicago residents don't know it exists. The city doesn't own or maintain any of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the 'Bada*s Winter Tour' and Margaret absolutely makes it. She is both entertaining and knowledgeable and really brings to life the sights that you would see anyway but would appreciate a lot less. The tour feels so relaxed but organised as there was an ideal balance of giving us historical/social/political context for everything we saw and just generally... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chicago pedway system is probably known by many people in the Chicago area, but Margaret was a very enthusiastic tour guide who made the experience very interesting and very entertaining. The hour and a half experience was well worth the money paid. If you're not able to walk; this is probably not an experience for you...if you're able to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chicago Pedway tour with Margaret was excellent. Despite the rumors, the Pedway isn't spooky or that weird - just interesting. Margaret's attachment to those underground tunnels was surprisingly contagious. Her deep knowledge of Chicago history combined with a witty comedic sense will keep you amused from beginning to end!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Margaret did a wonderful job of explaining everything. She continues to do research and share it with everyone. She also adjust the tour for every physical level in case you don't walk fast. Loved the tour! Thank you so much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Margaret is a brilliant guide - knowledgable, entertaining and engaging. Her tour of the Pedway system is led with passion, energy and an ability to improvise when faced with interested passers by! This isn't some staid tour or audio guide delivered by a person, it really showcases Chicago's distinct personality and isn't just for tourists. It's really good fun and... More 

Thank CherryDaiquiri
Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Margaret is an amazing tour guide! Her passion for the city made me love it a little more too :) She's got so much knowledge and is great at connecting with people. Kids and adults will love her sense of humor. I had a great time and feel more connected with the city. The Pedway is a resource more people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Tour -- Margaret is knowledgeable & funny. Her love of the city and its idiosyncrasies really comes through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would recommend this to anyone visiting Chicago, first time or tenth time. We were very lucky and had 57 degree weather in January so we spent more time outside than I believe is normal that time of year. Margaret was so energetic and had so much information on the city, buildings, architecture, etc. There was 4 of us plus... More 

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