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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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Go with Original, Go with Local

My friends and I went to Chicago a while back. Margaret gave an amazing pedway tour. We scheduled it early on our trip so if us Californians ever got caught out in the cold, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My friends and I went to Chicago a while back. Margaret gave an amazing pedway tour. We scheduled it early on our trip so if us Californians ever got caught out in the cold, we could take the pedway. Margaret was awesome with advice on what was worth going to, which attractions we could scratch out because of long lines,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

On our trips our family always enjoys experiencing some quirkier kinds of things, and this tour certainly provided that. Exploring these hidden underground routes that even many of the locals don't know about was so much fun. This was particularly due to Margaret's cool sense of humour and her passion and knowledge about the history of both the Pedway and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

What a fantastic not-your-run-of-the-mill tour! We took the Pedway Tour with Margaret this morning and had a great time! She is not only vivacious, but also very knowledgeable too. She shared a ton of fun facts about not only the Pedway, but the city as well, while showing us some gorgeous spaces. Her love for the city is contagious! We'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Went with Chicago Elevated after reading the good reviews in Tripadvisor plus when we saw her website, Margaret looked fun and interesting. We first did the pedway tour. Then afterwards she took us for a private tour to see some interesting places and buildings, with tidbits of interesting facts and history. She made it fun and entertaining that we didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We may have been on the same tour that just got that scathing review, but it sounds like our expectations and experience weren't at all on the same level. We were looking for a unique event, and after looking at the web site and reading the reviews, we got just what we were expecting. Since this tour was on Saturday,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Whenever we come to Chicago, we're always looking for something different to do. And this was definitely different - a tour of the little-known Chicago Pedway. Margaret was an excellent tour guide. She was very entertaining and very knowledgeable at the same time. Now that we've been on the tour, we'll be on the lookout for those entry ways and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I was seeking a walking tour of Chicago and based on my schedule had to pick one that at first I wasn't crazy about the idea of but looked at the reviews and it seemed good. Who would have thought touring an underground walkway (the Pedway) could be so fun and informative. So glad I did this tour and without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a great time on the Pedway Tour. Margaret was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun! Great facts and a little insight into a part of Chicago we had never seen - even though we've been coming to the city for 30+ years! Unique, informative and very interesting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Margaret on her walking Binocular Tour. She was very knowledgeable of the history of the buildings erected during the Gilded Age. You will have a hard time not looking up to see the great architectural details going forward. We will definitely take the opportunity to take another tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I took this tour and , then talked to long-time resisdents of the City ; none of them had every seen what Margaret had shown us .So , this is a tour that people in Chicago need to take. one along with us tourists .Anyone spending 5 minutes in downtown Chicago sees that unique blend of archtecturre from 1900 on... More 

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