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Address: 4870 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: +1 773-593-4873
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Description: Hello hello! I'm Margaret, tour guide, author and comedian. My tours are...
Hello hello! I'm Margaret, tour guide, author and comedian. My tours are full of humor and fun and are definitely off the beaten path. I'm a life-long Chicagoan and have been a tour guide for seven years. I love my job and my city and I'm all about showing it off to you. I'm an improviser and comedian from Second City, so expect some really hilarious (to me anyway?) impressions. We have a lot of fun on tours, you know, while we're learning. During the winter months I run the Pedway Tour (it's all indoors! We never go outside!) and in the summer I run The Disaster! Tour (best new tour!), the Loop Tour (highlights!) and the new Binoculars Tour! I am also available for private tours and group tours! Let's do this.
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Pedway Tour...who knew?

Who knew that this Pedway tour would be such a fun way to spend 90 minutes in Chicago! Margaret was very entertaining and energetic. Even my 9-year old paid attention! It was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Who knew that this Pedway tour would be such a fun way to spend 90 minutes in Chicago! Margaret was very entertaining and energetic. Even my 9-year old paid attention! It was a cool tour and Margaret's knowledge and excitement made the tour a lot of fun. It isn't everyday that you go on a tour and think at the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Really fun, something unique to d and see. 16 YO traveler also enjoyed it. Margaret is hilarious and really has some great facts about Chicago along the way.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

After studying tours online and looking for something unique, we decided to spend a little time on the Pedway Tour with Margaret. Great choice! She was so much fun, showing us the little-known secrets of the Pedway, and we enjoyed chatting with her as we walked. She has such a great knowledge of Chicago and just kept us laughing! I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After an 1.5 hour tour with Margaret, we felt we had been privy to a one woman comedy show about the weird Pedway 'neighborhood' as she calls it, winding above and below Chicago. Not only is Margaret funny, but she is savvy about the history of the pathways. She connects with kiddos and adults, and welcomes tourists as well as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best tour guides I've ever had- but definitely the best I've had in Chicago. She's hilarious and showed us things that even if we had known how to navigate the Pedway wouldn't have known (all the intricate details...). Very informative and entertaining guide. Will certainly be back for the other portion of the Pedway tour as well... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Love, love, love the binoculars tour! Margaret was the ideal tour guide- funny, interesting, and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Margaret Hicks was a delightful tour guide. She is very knowledgeable about the city and we absolutely loved our Pedway Tour! The tour covered about 2 miles of the Pedway, and Margaret had many interesting facts, including many little-known or long forgotten facts. She was able to answer any question asked, and made sure she introduced all participants. She made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We took the elevated train and went around the Loop taking videos of the train turning around the town - very urban and fun experience, and great for Hyperlapse video fans!

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Manteno, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I was glad to see things from a perspective other than my way. Margaret was very entertaining, enthusiastic, informative, educational, and extensive during our hour and a half pedway tour. While I'd heard a little about the pedway I had absolutely no idea what to expect. Margaret showed a side of the city I've never seen; I doubt that I... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is a Sunday 7am tour--but don't fear, the meeting up spot is in a hotel lobby with a cool coffee bar w. pastries. Photo ops started immediately with stunning new building viewed from ground level and followed by quite a bit of time in Millennium Park (got some great shots inside the Bean--and then Maggie Dailey Park--basically a huge... More 

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Address: Address: 4870 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: +1 773-593-4873
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago

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