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Chicago Elevated

4870 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60640
+1 773-593-4873
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Ranked #8 of 194 activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Hey! I'm Margaret, tour guide, author and comedian. I'm a life-long Chicagoan and have been a tour guide for seven years. I love my job and my city... more » Owner description: Hey! I'm Margaret, tour guide, author and comedian. 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, 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 and in May 2014 I will add The Disaster! Tour, the Loop Tour and the Binoculars Tour! I am also available for private tours and group tours! Let's do this. « less
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had a great time exploring the Pedway, Margaret takes you on a hilarious and informative tour. Our favorite part was the Tiffany dome inside the Cultural center, hidden gems everywhere.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Being a lifelong resident of the Chicago area with no knowledge of the Chicago Pedway, Margaret's tour more than educated me, it also delighted me. Margaret blends her knowledge of Chicago history with her love (and skill) for performing into a passionate, highly engaging and informative walking tour. This is how historic tours should be done! Not only did I... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Recently went to Chicago with friends and we went on this tour that my friend scheduled for us. I had absolutely no idea what to expect. We met Margaret in the shopping plaza and had some small talk, she was so instantly likable. She was a little bit off she said because her cell phone died but you would have... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I visited Chicago with friends, and I signed us up for the Pedway Tour with Margaret. From the moment I bought tickets for the wrong date, to the Pedway tour, to after the tour when Margaret gave us information about how to get to our next destination, she was absolutely fantastic. The tour was very interesting with... More

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Corinth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Margaret was awesome! She explained the Pedway and gave us history of Chicago. Kids loved her bubbly personality!!! Recommend tour to anyone in Chicago.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Margaret Hicks taught me about Chicago history and culture while making me laugh and want to learn more during her 90 minutes underground Pedway tour. Highly recommend for anyone looking for something fun and unusual to do while in Chicago - especially during a cold or wet day because it is all indoors. I plan to take one of Margaret's... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I brought my Mom up to Chicago for a surprise get away this past weekend and we started off the trip with one of Margarets' tours. I contacted her prior to the tour for information on parking and transportation to the second stop of our get away, and she was so quick and thorough with her response! On the way... More

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My family took the 90 minute Pedway Tour on a frigid Saturday morning, after hearing about it on a local radio station. We have lived in the Chicago area for several years and knew about some of the tunnels and underground concourses, but wanted to learn more. We had a great time, learned a lot, and stayed warm. Margaret, our... More

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Bermuda Dunes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Very impressed with the courteous and effective help from staff at the stations. In this age of austerity that such help was provided is remarkable.

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East Troy, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife and I have visited Chicago dozens of times in the past 10+ years and this last visit we, somewhat reluctantly, decided to take the Pedway Tour. We are normally not big Tour type people but we wanted to try something different. This was definately the highlight of our trip!!! Margaret made it much more than a typical tour,... More

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