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Chicago Elevated

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Address: 4870 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60640-4106
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Chicago Pedway Walking Tour
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Fun tour!

Margaret provides an entertaining tour of this convenient route between several buildings in the Loop no matter what the weather!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Margaret provides an entertaining tour of this convenient route between several buildings in the Loop no matter what the weather!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son & I were on the mix tour: partly pedway, partly above ground. Margaret is sparky and personable, with lots of great stories and info about the area, the architecture, the people and quirks of Chicago. She was ready to adapt the tour to the customers, the weather, bathroom needs, and to give recommendations. She even gave her info... More 

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Chicago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great tour! A nice mix of Chicago Pedway and Millennium Park. We've been to the city many times over the years and like to take the occasional tour to learn more about the city and to find new places to visit. Margaret was fantastic!! Trip highlights a portion of the Pedway and then a walk through Millenium... More 

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Thank BillD1966
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the 2 hour Disasters tour and also a 90 minute private tour. I don't always like being in a tour group, but I really liked this one. Having Margaret as our guide was like hanging out with an old friend in town who just happens to be Chicago historian. She was comfortable, engaging and entertaining. My eight... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 5 weeks 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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Reviewed 19 March 2017

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 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 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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Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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Reviewed 10 March 2017

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 

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